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Lindsey is a Director within Cains’ top tier Litigation team and has experience on all aspects of commercial and chancery litigation. 

She is also highly experienced in regulatory issues, anti-money laundering and international cooperation and has significant experience of large-scale criminal investigations and trials.  In 2010, Lindsey was awarded the Chief Constable’s Certificate of Merit for her contribution to a complex money laundering/fraud investigation.

Lindsey recently re-joined Cains having been engaged by the Isle of Man Government between October 2016 and June 2019 to set up the Island’s Financial Intelligence Unit.  During this time Lindsey also served as a member of the Egmont Committee of financial intelligence units, a united body of 164 financial intelligence units from around the globe. 

Lindsey has been hailed as “knowledgeable and approachable”, with clients briefing her “because they don’t want her on the other side”.


Manx Advocate 1997; English Solicitor (non-practising); November 2016 – June 2019, Head of the Isle of Man Financial Intelligence Unit.


Isle of Man Law Society.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Insurance and pensions

With a leading corporate team, Cains is well versed in advising on transactions and regulatory compliance in the insurance sector, with the additional capabilities of drawing upon its strong bench of litigators. Consultant Jonathan Latham has an impressive background advising on major corporate transactions and reorganisations, and more recently has been advising on insurance issues surrounding the pandemic and its economic consequences. Tristan Head is also a name of note for transactions and regulatory work, but is also a key name for bond issuances and public listings. Lindsey Bermingham leads on the contentious side, and is most notably strong in cases concerning anti-money laundering. Senior associate Matthew Quinn is a promising name at junior level.

Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

Cains is the largest independent firm in the Isle of Man, commended by clients for its ‘range, as well as depth’. The team is led by insolvency expert Peter Clucas and Robert Colquitt, who has a very broad skillset across commercial and chancery litigation. Lindsey Bermingham heads the firm’s compliance team and as such is highly skilled in regulatory and more specifically anti-money laundering disputes. Senior legal adviser David Doyle is another name of note and an expert trust and regulatory disputes. Cross-border litigation is another strong point of the practice, with senior consultant Seth Caine being a key name in this regard. On the junior side of the team, senior associate Tara Cubbons  and associate Charles Williams are highly recommended and both highly skilled in insolvency disputes.