Alasdair Davidson > Bedell Cristin > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile

Bedell Cristin

Work Department

  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • International Private Client
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Wills & Probate


Alasdair is a partner and the head of the litigation team and the international private client practice in Guernsey. He has been in practice for over 25 years and, before qualifying in Guernsey, not only practised as a barrister in England but also spent several years working in the Caribbean. He is instructed by law firms and institutional clients based worldwide and has acted for most of Guernsey’s leading fiduciaries, fund providers and banks.

Alasdair has a genuine depth of experience having handled a great variety of contentious and non-contentious matters covering most corporate, insolvency and fiduciary fields including appearing before a wide variety of courts and tribunals worldwide. He has particular expertise and established track record in conducting complex high value cross-border work both in Guernsey and the BVI.

Alasdair is also a Guernsey Notary Public.



Called 1992; chambers in Birmingham; Turks and Caicos Islands firm 1996; associate partner Cobbetts LLP (then Lee Crowder) 1999; returned to Caribbean 2002; associate partner Howes Percival LLP 2005; moved to Guernsey 2007, qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court 2010; joined Bedell Cristin as partner in the Guernsey office 2010.




  • Advocate – Guernsey
  • Notary Public – Guernsey
  • Barrister – England & Wales
  • Barrister – British Virgin Islands
  • Attorney-at-law – Turks and Caicos Islands (non-practising)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
  • STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Member
  • Chancery Bar Association (full member)
  • INSOL International, Insolvency Lawyers Association


St Ambrose College, Cheshire (1981-88); University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1988-1991 Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons)); Inns of Court School of Law (1991-92 Bar Vocational Course); Université de Caen Basse Normandie (2009 Certificat d’études juridiques françaises et normandes).

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Alasdair DavidsonBedell Cristin

Bedell Cristin has a broad practice spanning contentious trusts and insolvency, commercial litigation, fraud and asset tracing, and contentious regulatory matters. The group is led by Alasdair Davidson , a commercial litigator with additional experience in professional negligence cases. Jon Barclay  regularly appears before the Guernsey courts, with a specialism in financial services litigation. Robert Fullman, who joined from Babbé LLP in December 2021, brought with him substantial experience in commercial and asset enforcement work.

Foreign-based expertise > Leading firms

(Leading Individuals)

Alasdair DavidsonBedell Cristin

With expertise spread across markets in the UK and the Asia Pacific region, Bedell Cristin‘s Caribbean-focused practitioners take a one-team approach and cover the full spectrum of mandates, ranging from corporate and finance work to commercial litigation to private client issues and trust and estate matters. The group fields multiple names admitted to practise in both Cayman and the BVI and leverages their experience practising on the ground in the Caribbean.

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Individuals in both Bedell Cristin‘s Guernsey and Jersey offices contribute to the firm’s international Caribbean expertise, regularly gaining instructions from London-based clients and law firms. Global managing partner Tim Pearce in Jersey assists a range of multinational companies and banks as well as high-net-worth individuals with BVI-related banking, finance, corporate and fund work. In the firm’s Guernsey office, Alasdair Davidson leads the litigation team and acts in a range of BVI claims encompassing contentious trust work, fraud issues, insolvencies and cross-border litigation. At associate level, the Jersey team benefits from the expertise of Philip Kendall, James Peart and senior associate Louise Hassell.
Bedell Cristin‘s office in Singapore saw notable expansion in mid-2021 with the recruitment of Joanne Verbiesen from an in-house role. Verbiesen, who is admitted in both the BVI and Cayman, adds notable contentious expertise to the office and is also a highly regarded private client expert, assisting with the establishment and management of offshore trusts and estate planning work. Kristian Wilson is also a key name in Singapore for BVI-related matters and excels in corporate and financial mandates; he counts a number of offshore finance bodies as clients.