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Advocate & Notary Public

Zoe Blomfield

Managing Partner & Personal Law Partner

Overview

Zoe joined Viberts in 2004 and whilst being the firm’s Managing Partner, she also heads up the Personal law department. She has established one of the largest and busiest probate and will teams in the Island. Zoe’s expertise lies in the administration of foreign and cross border estates as well as high net value local estates, often for financial institutions and overseas law firms. She also supervises a very busy will drafting team and often deals with complex will drafting, inheritance advice and complex estate planning.

Zoe is a Curator for many people and has a keen interest in mental capacity issues. She has given expert evidence in this area of law. Given her experience in this area, The Law Officer’s Department of the Royal Court of Jersey asks Zoe to be appointed as a Curator for Interdicts who have no appropriate family to perform that duty. The Jersey curatorship and power of attorney system has now been replaced by the Incapacity and Self Determination Law (Jersey) Law. Zoe has a keen interest in this law and is maintaining a list of clients who have requested to put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney when the law comes into force.

Zoe and her team also deal with the registration of foreign Powers or Attorney and Guardianship orders and Zoe holds a power of attorney for many individuals in Jersey to look after their financial affairs.

As the firm’s Managing Partner, Zoe leads a team that is responsible for the operational and strategic management of Viberts. Since Zoe took up the role, she has managed the firm’s relocation into new premises, overseen the first award of the prestigious Lexcel practice management standard to a Jersey law firm, implemented an aggressive growth strategy and initiated a substantial re-brand of the firm.

Zoe is a Board Member of the Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (JACS) – an employment relations service that helps both employers and employees.

Until recently, Zoe was also the Chair of the Social Security Medical Appeals Tribunal in Jersey and had been so since the Tribunal’s inception in 2008. This involved hearing appeals from members of the public against awards made by the Social Security Department.

Most recently, Zoe has been sworn in by the Dean of Jersey by Commission from the Right Worshipful Charles George, one of her Majesty’s Counsel and Master of the Faculty of Notaries, as a Notary Public. As a Notary Public, Zoe has the ability to authenticate and certify various documents including Powers of Attorney, immigration, business and education documents, and deal with the purchase and sale of land overseas.

Prior to joining Viberts in 2004, Zoe spent 6 years working at Ogier and 5 years working at Mourant Ozannes.

Outside of work, Zoe is a busy mum to two young boys and enjoys spending time with her family and her friends.

Watch Zoe’s video

Making a will in Jersey – Viberts’ personal law partner Zoe Blomfield explains what you need to know about making a will in Jersey and why it is so important.

Regularly appearing on local radio, Zoe is one of a handful of legal Viberts media commentators on current affairs. Zoe has also spoken for various local organisations, including CIPD, CIM and CMI.

  • Trustee of CTJ Housing Trust
  • Board member of the Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (JACS)
  • Member of Resolution (UK body which advocates a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family matters)
  • Member of the Jersey Law Society

Key Information

Department: Personal Law
Year Joined: 2004
Education: University of London - Law
Admitted: Jersey Advocate (2007), Collaborative Lawyer (2006), Jersey Solicitor (2003)
Additional Languages: French
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