Advocate Paula Fry has been promoted to Counsel in Appleby’s Private Client & Trusts department.
Paula (pictured) is an established dual-qualified lawyer of 22 years’ call (also TEP qualified), of which 12 years have been spent in Guernsey building a wide-ranging private client and trust practice. Her work covers both non-contentious and contentious trust and private client practice as well as corporate and finance work.
Appleby Guernsey Office Managing Group Partner, Jeremy Berchem, said: “Paula’s promotion is very well deserved and reflects her hard work and dedication to maintaining a first-class level of service to our clients which is at the heart of everything we do at Appleby.”
Paula has a wealth of experience and has, in particular, been involved in numerous re-structuring exercises, a number of momentous decision applications, various mistake applications, trustee removal applications, the removal of a protector, applications and advice in relation to the defective appointment of trustees, a significant court application concerning the construction of a will and a novel court application in relation to the rectification of companies’ share registers.
Paula is well acquainted with a broad spectrum of trust and estate related matters, including the establishment of trusts, foundations, private trust companies, the preparation of wills and the administration of estates. She also advises trustees, protectors, beneficiaries and private banks on all aspects of trusts.
Paula has also built up a practice which goes further than traditional private client work, having dealt with numerous financing arrangements involving trustees and other substantial corporate transactions.
Paula is one of 12 senior promotions at Partner and Counsel level across Appleby’s Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Mauritius offices.