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

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

Work Department

  • Employment Law
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory & Compliance

Position

Edward is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.  Edward is an experienced commercial litigator and a qualified Jersey advocate. He is a partner in the Jersey litigation team and co-head of the firm’s regulatory and compliance team.

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

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 in 1999, qualifying as a solicitor-advocate, before moving to the Cayman Islands office to Maples and Calder to practise Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. Edward moved to Jersey in 2008 and qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2011.

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

  • Advocate – Jersey
  • Solicitor-advocate – England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Attorney-at-law – Cayman Islands(non-practising)
  • Solicitor-advocate – British Virgin Islands (non-practising)
  • Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA)
  • Executive committee of Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES)

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

Bedell Cristin‘s regulatory and compliance offering, which encompasses white-collar criminal defence,, brings together experts from across the firm. On the regulatory front, the key lawyer is David Cadin , who is an expert in competition law and utility regulation, as well as issues involving anti-money laundering. Cadin is also active in fraud cases, recently acting for a nationalised Ukrainian bank in claims against its former owners. Edward Drummond  is also active in regulatory matters, advising on security enforcement matters. Martin Paul  is also recommended.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

The litigation department at Bedell Cristin mainly handles big-ticket commercial litigation, trust disputes and contentious and non-contentious insolvencies. It is also regularly instructed in shareholder disputes. Robert Gardner  is the practice head and an experienced trial advocate, as is former managing partner David Cadin . Edward Drummond  is a commercial litigator, also focusing on regulatory and compliance work. Robert Christie and associate Sonia Shah have substantial contentious trusts experience between them, while associate Sonia Minns has recent experience in unfair prejudice claims.