Carl O’Shea

Group Partner

Carl specialises in private client, corporate and commercial, trusts and foundations, investment funds and banking and finance. He regularly advises trust companies, fund administrators, tax boutiques and private clients. He splits his time between our offices in Jersey and Panama.


Carl is both a Jersey Advocate and an English solicitor with almost twenty years’ legal experience. He is ATT tax qualified and was a founding member of the Jersey Branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

He was called to the English Bar by Middle Temple in 1998 before becoming an English solicitor in 2001. Prior to moving to Jersey in 2006 to join Crill Canavan (now Collas Crill), Carl worked for the UK law firm Thomas Eggar  (now Irwin Mitchell) advising on private client, trust and onshore and offshore tax planning matters.

He regularly presents at conferences and client in-house seminars and has published various articles in the professional press in relation to collective investment funds and trust matters. He recently presented at STEP LATAM and the 6th Offshore Investment Conference.

Carl is a director of Hatstone Listing Services Limited, which acts as listing sponsor for companies listing corporate debt and securities on The International Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. Carl holds a Jersey practising certificate and an England & Wales practising certificate.


English and basic Spanish.


Carl enjoys travel, running and swimming.


“knowledgeable and solution-orientated”
Chambers UK

“ensuring deadlines are met”
Legal 500

“practical with a wealth of experience”
Legal 500

“Up and coming”
Investment Fund Lawyers – Chambers Global