Term: Permanent
Department: Litigation

Location: Guernsey

Service: Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Our Litigation team help our clients solve their problems and protect their interests. We're looking for an Associate to enhance our Guernsey Litigation team and improve our already award winning client service.

Instructed by a wide range of financial institutions, fiduciary service providers, commercial entities and private individuals based worldwide our expert teams are involved in a broad spectrum of litigation work. This includes trust disputes, insolvencies, boardroom battles, fraud and asset recovery, regulatory enforcement and arbitration.

We believe in a ‘hands-on’ approach and our clients have access to our experienced litigation partners for the duration of any case. We take on our clients' issues and guide them towards the best solution, communicating regularly and providing reassurance at every stage.

Broadly, our practice encompasses:

  • Contentious trusts and probate

  • Commercial disputes (including banking and finance)

  • Fraud and asset tracing

  • Regulation and enforcement

  • Employment 

Purpose of the job

To work as part of the team providing a full range of litigation services to the clients of Bedell Cristin, Guernsey.  This will entail supporting the partner(s) and taking principal responsibility as appropriate for cases involving a variety of contentious work, including contentious trust and company, cross border fraud and insolvency.

Main responsibilities

  • Providing an efficient and high quality legal support service to the partners (or senior lawyers) across all aspects of their client work to include researching, writing opinions, reviewing documentation, drafting, preparing cases for court.

  • Assisting in the promotion and development of the litigation team as a whole in the Channel Islands and across our jurisdictions by working with the Partners and assistants across the jurisdictions and engaging in business development and know how activities.

  • Taking personal responsibility for the management of matters (with appropriate supervision depending on your level).

  • Assisting in the promotion, development and implementation of the practice areas business plans.

  • Promote and strengthen the Bedell brand.

  • Within the Group’s strategy, contribute as required to the development and implementation of the firm's business development plans, with the aim of attracting more work from existing clients and developing new client relationships.

  • Support new ventures, identify cross selling opportunities and seek ways to develop our services.

  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff as appropriate.

  • Managing such other activities/projects as may be required by the Partners from time to time.

  • Adhering to all policies, procedures and regulations as required.


  • The right candidate will have a UK or Commonwealth legal qualification with between 2 and 5 years post qualification experience.


  • Relevant litigation experience.

  • Excellent written and verbal English skills.

  • Good drafting and research skills.

  • Strong IT skills.

  • Knowledge of research platforms, document management systems.

  • Good understanding of business social media tools.

  • An understanding of key financial indicators and disciplines relating to time recording and billing.

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to time manage and prioritise effectively.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


We would like you to have:

  • A client focused approach.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.

  • Organisational/time management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage a workload effectively within deadlines.

  • A responsible, disciplined and methodical approach and a keen eye for detail.

  • The ability to use initiative to resolve issues and to work independently with an appropriate level of supervision.

  • Flexibility, energy and enthusiasm.

In this role you will be expected to

  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

  • Commit to fulfilling your personal CPD requirements and to continually develop your skills and knowledge.

  • Act in keeping with our core behaviours.

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