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Bedell Cristin

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Grand Cayman, London, Singapore, St Helier, St Peter Port, Tortola

David Cadin

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Bedell Cristin

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Litigation group.


Managing Partner of Bedell Cristin. David has a wide and varied litigation practice, ranging from trust and land estates litigation through to clinical negligence; extensive experience in banking and regulatory work, including proceeds of crime and money laundering.


Qualified 1990; pupillage in the Chambers of Alan Rawley QC (now Outer Temple Chambers) 1990-91; member 2 King’s Bench Walk, Temple London 1991-2000; lawyer Mourant Du Feu & Jeune 2000-02; advocate of the Royal Court 2002; joined Bedell Cristin 2002; partner 2005; Bâtonnier of the Jersey Bar (2013); managing partner 2016.


Member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.


Victoria College, Jersey; Exeter University (1989 LLB2(1)); Inns of Court School of Law (1990); ADR accredited mediator (2004).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Robert Gardner¬†leads Bedell Cristin‚Äôs dispute resolution outfit in Jersey, which boasts a particular strength in contentious trust and probate cases, regulatory disputes and commercial litigation. On the insolvency front, the ‚Äėtechnically strong‚Äô Edward Drummond¬†represented Deloitte as the liquidator of the eight companies in Belgravia Financial Services Group, the liquidation of which involved complex issues such as intra-group reconciliation of debt. In other highlights, David Cadin¬†assisted a trustee with the distribution of assets and termination of their trust as part of a Royal Court sanction following the implication of some of its beneficiaries in serious criminal investigations. Boubyan Petrochemical also appointed the team to oversee a complex multi-party corporate governance dispute pertaining to the reinstatement of the company‚Äôs former general partner in the context of claims arising from certain UK property purchases. Anthony Robinson retired in 2018.

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Within: Employment

At Bedell Cristin, litigation partner David Cadin acted for the non-executive directors of a Jersey-based company in their allegations that the head of the company bullied several members of management and staff. A major telecoms company also retains the practice to advise on a variety of employment issues, including sexual harassment, union interactions, data protection and corporate restructurings.

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