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Bedell Cristin

Work Department

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).

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

Bedell Cristin covers a range of work for trust companies and financial institutions, covering third-party involvement in white-collar crime matters and non-contentious compliance advice. Robert Gardner represents third parties in confiscation and asset-freezing matters. Edward Drummond‘s workload includes asset tracing matters, as well as issues of tax information exchange notices. David Cadin handles a number of matters regarding assets legitimate abroad but under Jersey proceeds of crime scrutiny.  Martin Paul  and Richard Le Liard advise trust companies on issues ranging from client due diligence and anti-money laundering through to sanctions. Health and safety is another area of expertise for Gardner and Drummond.

Jersey > Employment

Bedell Cristin‘s litigation team, spearheaded by Edward Drummond and David Cadin, handles a number of heavyweight disputes in the space, including contentious tribunals, and also assists with some semi-contentious work around executive departures. Sonia Minns is a notable senior associate.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

Covering the gamut of offshore litigation, Bedell Cristin‘s Jersey disputes practice head Robert Gardner‘s work includes heavyweight shareholder cases involving allegations of unfair prejudice alongside. David Cadin, who is also the bâtonnier of the Jersey Law Society, has a practice that includes complex trust litigation. Edward Drummond has expertise in challenging insolvency law, ranging from complex international matters to ones with peculiarities of Jersey customary law, and trust disputes. Among the senior associates, Sonia Shah and Sonia Minns are key names, with the former having been lead associate in Crociani.