Edward Drummond > Bedell Cristin > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Bedell Cristin
PO BOX 75, 26 NEW STREET
ST HELIER
JE2 3RA
Jersey

Work Department

Litigation group.

Position

Edward is an experienced commercial litigator and a qualified Jersey advocate who joined the firm in 2008. Edward has appeared before the Courts of Jersey, England, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Having obtained an MA in Jurisprudence at Oxford University he began his career at Norton Rose in London as a solicitor-advocate before moving to the Cayman Islands office of Maples and Calder to practise Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law.

Edward has extensive experience of commercial litigation, contentious insolvency and regulatory matters (including investigations), acting for financial institutions, insolvency office-holders, trustees and beneficiaries, hedge funds, insurance companies (and insureds) and other entities, both onshore and offshore.

Career

After Oxford University, Edward passed the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice with distinction, before commencing his training at Norton Rose LLP in London, where in 2001 he qualified as a solicitor, and later as a solicitor advocate, of the High Court of England and Wales. In 2005, he moved to the Cayman Islands office of Maples and Calder to practice Cayman Islands law (as an attorney at law) and British Virgin Islands law (as a solicitor-advocate). In 2008, he moved to Bedell Cristin. He was sworn in as a Jersey advocate in October 2011, and became a partner in 2013. Current directorships: Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts LBG. Publications of note: Edward is editor of ‘Jersey Insolvency and Asset Tracking’ (now in its 5th Edition) and co-author of Jersey chapter of ‘Enforcement of Foreign Judgments’ (published by Kluwer Law International).

Languages

English.

Memberships

Member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA); Executive committee of Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES); member of INSOL Technical Research Committee.

Education

Sherborne School; Jesus College, Oxford, Jurisprudence, MA (Hons) 2:1 (1997).

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.