David Cadin

Managing Partner Partner

David practised as a self-employed English barrister for nearly 10 years before returning to Jersey. He is a litigator with a proven track record, delivering results in challenging, complex, high-value cases, through innovative commercial strategies often involving technology and electronic data. He is also an Accredited Mediator, Advocacy Trainer and Crown Advocate and is highly regarded for his court-room skills. Recent cases have involved trust and estates, funds, fraud, insolvency, competition law, proceeds of crime, money laundering and other regulatory issues.

  • Managing Partner of Bedell Cristin
  • Bâtonnier - Jersey Bar
  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Barrister* - England & Wales
  • ADR Accredited Mediator
  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
  • Member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association


Industry focus
  • Author of the Jersey Chapter in the International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice (Bloomsbury Professional).
  • 'Outstanding individual of the year' - Citywealth IFC Awards 2018
  • 'Leading Lawyers' category - 2018 Citywealth Leaders List
  • 'Top 50 Professionals' - 'IFC editor's choice list' - Citywealth Autumn 2017
  • Top 50 Most Influential Professionals - eprivateclient 2017
  • Band One 'Leader in their field' - Chambers 2019, 2018 and 2017
  • 'Leader in their field' - Chambers 2016
  • 'Honours List' in the 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Citywealth Leaders List
  • 'Prominent Figure' in the 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Citywealth Leaders List
  • 'Leading individual' - Legal 500 2013
  • He is highly skilled in his advice. We can pick up the phone and he'll have the answer at his fingertips
    Chambers and Partners
  • He immediately recognises the core of a problem and guides all stakeholders around a table, regardless of seniority or experience, through the strategy in a patient and respectful manner
    Chambers and Partners
  • Leader in their field
    Chambers and Partners
Covid-19: Bedell Cristin swears its first virtual affidavit in Jersey
Litigation 25 Mar 2020 Jersey

Bedell Cristin in Jersey has facilitated its first swearing of a virtual affidavit, executed via video conferencing to honour the government’s social distancing guidelines, in accordance with the Affidavits (Advocates and Solicitors) (Jersey) Law 1992.

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Employers should review their employment policies in wake of Coronavirus
Litigation 11 Mar 2020 Jersey

The confirmation of cases of Covid-19 in the Channel Islands has forced employers to consider their existing employment policies and, in some cases, implement dedicated ‘Coronavirus policies’, according to Bedell Cristin.

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Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in seven award categories in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2020
11 Dec 2019 Guernsey Jersey BVI Cayman Islands

The Citywealth IFC Awards were established to highlight the excellence of the advisers and managers in the private wealth sector in the major international financial centres.

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Tim Pearce appointed global managing partner at Bedell Cristin
02 Sep 2019 Jersey

Leading offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin, has appointed Tim Pearce as its global managing partner from 1 September 2019, succeeding David Cadin.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for six Citywealth IFC Awards
26 Jul 2019 Jersey Guernsey Cayman Islands

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted six times in five categories of Citywealth’s International Finance Centre (IFC) Awards 2020.

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Washing the Judicial Linen in Public
17 Jul 2019 Jersey

At the risk of stating the obvious, Jersey is a small jurisdiction, with a limited judiciary, and relatively few cases coming to trial. One might have hoped and expected that the opportunity and inclination for judicial disagreements was rather limited. H...

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Suspicious Activity Reports – What can the Channel Islands learn from the UK?
Regulatory & Compliance 05 Jul 2019 Jersey

The Law Commission of England and Wales has just produced a report on suspicious activity reports ("SARs") filed under the anti-money laundering regime.

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Bedell Cristin strengthens litigation and dispute resolution team with partner in the BVI
Litigation 25 Jun 2019 BVI

Tim Wright has joined Bedell Cristin’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office as partner and head of its litigation and dispute resolution practice.

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Third term as Jersey Bâtonnier for Bedell Cristin partner
25 Jun 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin managing partner, David Cadin, has been elected Bâtonnier by the Advocates of the Jersey Bar for a third term.

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Bedell Cristin wins Best Digital Marketing campaign at Citywealth’s Brand Management and Reputation Awards
20 Jun 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has won the Best Digital Marketing campaign award at the annual Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards for its Valentine’s-themed GDPR email requesting recipients to ‘opt-in’ to the firm’s updates.

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The governments of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man have issued a joint statement on public registers of beneficial ownership of companies
19 Jun 2019 Guernsey Jersey

On 19 June the governments of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man have issued a joint statement of their commitments to align themselves with the principles as set out by the EU’s Fifth Anti Money Laundering Directive and move towards a public register of...

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Bedell Cristin a double-finalist for STEP awards
18 Jun 2019 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has been named as a finalist in two categories of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Awards 2019.

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Joint report by the IBA and the OECD on the Role of Lawyers and International Commercial Structures could bring changes to international transactions
Regulatory & Compliance 05 Jun 2019 Jersey

In late 2016, and in the light of the controversies relating to the Panama and Paradise Papers, a joint Task Force on The Role of Lawyers and International Commercial Structures was established by the Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operatio...

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Un-civil penalties: the imposition of civil financial penalties on principal persons
Regulatory & Compliance 12 Feb 2019 Jersey

The Jersey Financial Services Commission has published a consultation on extending its decision making process to include the imposition of civil penalties on principal persons.

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Bedell Cristin named best Jersey law firm
24 Jan 2019 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has won Law Firm of the Year – Jersey at the annual Citywealth International Finance Centre (IFC) Awards held in London on 23 January.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted twice in STEP awards
09 Aug 2018

Bedell Cristin has been named a finalist in two categories in this year’s STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client awards 2018/19.

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David Cadin to speak at the JIBS SARs Forum on 27 March 2018
Regulatory & Compliance 20 Mar 2018 Jersey

Managing Partner, David Cadin, will speak at the SARs half day forum at the Jersey International Business School on Tuesday 27 March. This event aims to give a non-legalistic, comprehensive breakdown of the legislation by focusing on common problems facing ...

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David Cadin, managing partner named 'outstanding individual of the year' at the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018
26 Jan 2018 Jersey

At the same event, Bedell Cristin was named runner up in the category 'Law Firm of the Year - Jersey'.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted in Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2018
20 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey BVI

Bedell Cristin has been included in the shortlist for International Law Firm of the Year - non UK.

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Two Bedell Cristin Partners named in the 'Top 50 IFC editor's choice list' by Citywealth
05 Oct 2017 Jersey

David Cadin, Managing Partner and Zillah Howard, Partner have been named in the Autumn 2017 'Top 50 IFC editor's choice list' by Citywealth.

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Here to Guide you through GDPR

There has been a great deal of activity across the Channel Islands because of the pending introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Branding and Reputation Award for Bedell Cristin
19 Jun 2017 Jersey Guernsey BVI London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has won an award in the Best Rebranding Campaign category in the Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards, 2017.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Preparing for future UK legislation
Litigation Regulatory & Compliance 13 Feb 2017 Jersey

Finance professionals were alerted to future UK legislation focusing on tax evasion and avoidance and wider corporate economic crime in a seminar hosted by us last week entitled ‘Business Ethics – The Bribery Act was just the start…'

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Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start
10 Jan 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin and Macfarlanes to host presentation in Jersey on Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start - 8 February 2017.

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New Managing Partner joins list of the most influential in the industry
21 Nov 2016 Jersey

Managing Partner, David Cadin, has been included in the definitive list of the top 50 most influential professionals working in the private client industry.

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Bedell Cristin Managing Partner to speak at cloud strategy conference
Regulatory & Compliance 08 Nov 2016 Jersey

David Cadin is a speaker at a leading conference on cloud strategies and the impact of new regulation, organised and hosted by Calligo later this month.

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

The management buyout of Bedell Trust has completed following regulatory approvals. As a result, Bedell Cristin is now a wholly separate business to Bedell Trust.

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Bedell Cristin's David Cadin reappointed Bâtonnier
Litigation 05 Jul 2016 Jersey

Litigation partner, and Bedell Cristin’s new Managing Partner, David Cadin, has been re-elected to the post of Bâtonnier.

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Bedell Cristin acts in €990 million trust application
Litigation 29 Apr 2016 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acts for incumbent trustee in complex application dealing with issues of trust law, criminal law, money laundering and international cooperation.

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Bedell Cristin successfully represented the first-named Defendant
Litigation 18 Dec 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin successfully represented the first-named Defendant, an Italian lawyer who spoke very little English

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Jersey directors: yet more personal responsibility - Seminar
Litigation 28 Sep 2015 Jersey

JFSC directions, disqualification, criminal and civil penalties: there are a plethora of Jersey domestic provisions covering the ways in which sanctions of this nature can be imposed on Jersey directors.

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Leading finance professionals learn more about the changing landscape for litigation funding
Litigation 15 Jul 2015 Jersey

An outline of recent developments in how litigation can be funded, both in the Jersey and English Courts, attracted a wide range of senior finance professionals to a seminar hosted by Bedell on 8 July 2015 entitled ‘The New Dawn in Litigation Funding’.

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The New Dawn in Litigation Funding - Seminar
Litigation 11 Jun 2015 Jersey

Litigation funding arrangements were first approved by the Royal Court in Jersey in 2011. Since then the market and legal thinking has developed and the options available have increased such that illiquidity, limited assets or simply a desire not to risk ev...

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Bedell Cristin act for Rokos in dispute with Brevan Howard
Litigation 06 Feb 2015 Jersey

Anthony Robinson, assisted by David Cadin, Edward Drummond and Dina El-Gazzar recently acted for Christopher Rokos, one of the co-founders and a highly successful trader with Brevan Howard (the largest hedge fund manager in Europe).

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Bedell Cristin overturn JCRA decision in successful appeal for JT
Litigation 29 Nov 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted for JT (Jersey) Limited ("JT") in successfully overturning a decision of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority ("the JCRA") which would have modified JT's licence and required JT to implement a new system of wholesale line rental.

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Opening of the Legal Year in Jersey
Litigation 17 Sep 2013 Jersey

In a tradition which dates back to at least 1309, the Royal Court of Jersey yesterday held its annual Assise d'Heritage which marks, with much pomp and ceremony, the opening of the legal year in Jersey.

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Bedell Cristin's David Cadin is new Jersey Bâtonnier
Litigation 19 Jul 2013 Jersey Guernsey

It has been announced that Bedell Cristin’s Litigation Partner, David Cadin, has been appointed to the post of Bâtonnier.

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Bedell Cristin lawyers to speak at businesslife.co Boardroom Intelligence Seminar
10 Jul 2013

Board performance, governance matters, and risk in the boardroom are among the hot topics that will be examined in the third businesslife.co Boardroom Intelligence Seminar, on Wednesday 10 July, from 2pm to 5.30pm.

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Guidance for costs in trustee applications
Litigation 26 Jun 2013 Jersey

In the case of In the Matter of the Dunlop Settlement [2013] JRC 123 the Royal Court of Jersey has provided useful guidance as to the costs position of a beneficiary convened to a neutral application relating to the administration of the trust.

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Litigation Judgment Summary - Protectors: role and duties
Litigation 14 May 2013 Jersey

In the Matter of the Representation of C, D, E and F and In the Matter of the A and B Trusts [2012] JRC 169A, in a judgment released at the end of April, the Royal Court of Jersey has provided welcome guidance as to the scope of the duties of a trust protec...

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Law Via the Internet (LVI) Conference to be held in Jersey in September 2013
Litigation 23 Apr 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin Partner David Cadin will be chairing one of the sessions as a confirmed speaker at the prestigious Law Via the Internet (LVI) conference to be held in Jersey this September.

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The Frontiers of Discovery
Litigation 28 Mar 2013 Jersey

Received wisdom may be that discovery is a stage in litigation which is only reached after pleadings have closed and which requires the parties to that litigation to list the relevant documents that are or were within their custody, power or possession and ...

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted in Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2013
Litigation 19 Mar 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been included in the short list for International Law Firm of the Year

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Storm Cloud on the horizon - how safe is your information and how safe are you?
Litigation 19 Mar 2013 Jersey Guernsey

Cloud computing has been much publicised as the next big innovation in business computing. Over the past 12 months, internet companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon have ramped up their offering of cloud services, selling the convenience of 24/7 acce...

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Client data: Manage the risk, avoid the crisis...
Litigation 15 Mar 2013 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin hosted a seminar yesterday, Thursday 14 March, at the Old Government House Hotel in Guernsey on the subject of data management and, in particular, electronic data management.

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Scoping out legal advice privilege
Litigation 05 Feb 2013 Jersey

The Supreme Court has now given its judgment on the eagerly awaited appeal by Prudential regarding whether or not legal advice privilege should be extended to communications in connection with advice given by professional people who are not qualified lawyers.

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Manage the risk, avoid the crisis...
22 Jan 2013

Bedell Cristin hosted a seminar on 17 January 2013 for nearly 100 clients on the subject of data management, and in particular electronic data management.

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Covid-19: A guide to virtual affidavits in Jersey
Briefings | 31 Mar 2020

Bedell Cristin recently swore its first virtual affidavit and since then we have had a lot of enquiries from practitioners asking how we did it. Our process and rationale is set out in this guidance note.

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Coronavirus: Responsibilities for employers and employees in Jersey
Briefings | 10 Mar 2020

Covid-19, the novel coronavirus, is a rapidly evolving threat facing all sectors of society. It has been branded a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation, and the Government of Jersey is currently monitoring the si...

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Social media and the workplace: a recipe for disaster?
Briefings | 17 Jan 2020

With over half of the world's population actively using many distinct forms of social media, this briefing explores the minefield facing employers and the solutions available.

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EU General Data Protection Regulation
Briefings | 07 Jul 2017

This briefing provides an overview of the key changes introduced by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"), which will have extra-territorial effect in the Channel Islands in relation to the personal data of EU citizens, and the provisions...

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Recent developments in the funding of litigation in Jersey
Briefings | 17 Jul 2015

There have been significant developments in the United Kingdom during the past two decades in the funding of commercial litigation. Some, although not all, of these developments have also impacted on the Jersey commercial litigation market.

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The status of Jersey as a well regulated international financial centre
Briefings | 03 Feb 2014

The Channel Islands comprise Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, other islands and islets. The relationship with the British monarchy is a long and strong one. Continental Normandy and the Channel Islands were one duchy at the time of the Norman Conquest of ...

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The test for administrative appeals: JT (Jersey) Limited v Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority [2013]JRC238
Briefings | 04 Dec 2013

The judgment issued on 29 November, 2013 in JT (Jersey) Limited v Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority [2013]JRC238 ("JT v JCRA") provides some much needed clarity with regard to the legal test for administrative appeals. The case relates to an appeal u...

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New guidance for public body decision-makers: JT (Jersey) Limited v Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority [2013]JRC238
Briefings | 29 Nov 2013

Public body decision-makers are often concerned to ensure that decisions they take will not be susceptible to challenge, for instance by making sure they comply with a fair and proper process and taking into account all relevant factors. The judgment of the...

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Intellectual Property (Unregistered Rights) (Jersey) Law 2011
Briefings | 18 Jul 2013

The Intellectual Property (Unregistered Rights) (Jersey) Law 2011 (the "Law") came into force on 18 December 2012. The introduction of the Law marks a significant change to the legal framework in Jersey in relation to unregistered intellectual property rig...

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Costs in trustee applications
Briefings | 25 Jun 2013

This briefing looks at the principles which apply in relation to the recovery of costs from a trust fund.

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The new frontiers of discovery
Briefings | 28 Mar 2013

Litigation Partner, David Cadin, recently obtained orders from the Master of the Royal Court which extended the boundaries of discovery in Jersey. Proceedings were started by Order of Justice in 2010 for breach of trust against Bedell Cristin's clients and...

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Storm cloud on the horizon - How safe is your information and how safe are you?
Briefings | 19 Mar 2013

2012 has been the year of the cloud. It is estimated that Amazon's cloud services alone now account for at least 1% of all internet consumer traffic and that this is likely to only increase over the next few years. The big internet companies, in particular ...

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With or without prejudice?
Briefings | 18 Feb 2013

The settlement of disputes through without prejudice negotiations, particularly at mediation, is a prominent feature of the post-Woolf litigation world, even in offshore jurisdictions such as Jersey. Parties are encouraged to put their cards on the table wi...

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Iniquitous acts and sharp practice - fraud unravels all
Briefings | 07 Nov 2012

This briefing explains the crime/fraud exception to legal professional privilege and considers the position in Jersey in light of the English case of BBGP Managing General Partner Ltd and others v Babcock & Brown Global Partners ("BBGP").

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Bribery and corruption - Jersey
Briefings | 19 Sep 2012

This briefing explains the laws governing bribery and corruption in Jersey. Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales. To combat bribery and corruption, it enacted the Corruption (Jersey) Law 2006 (the "C...

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The discovery process in Jersey litigation
Briefings | 31 Aug 2012

In any litigation, documents are likely to feature as evidence. Those documents may be significant in their own right or may be crucial in refreshing the memories of witnesses. Discovery is the legal process pursuant to which the parties to litigation reve...

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Disclosure from third parties – a panoply of remedies
Briefings | 31 Aug 2012

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Mediation in Jersey
Briefings | 10 Aug 2012

This briefing focuses on mediation, perhaps the most common form of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") procedures. Mediation is widely used in the UK and has well established advantages over traditional litigation including: substantial costs savings a...

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The pre-nups and downs of modern marriage
Briefings | 10 Aug 2012

As divorce and remarriage become more commonplace, many are realising that it may be prudent not to rely on the promise of ever lasting love, especially where finances are concerned. Paradoxically, your spouse is probably the greatest threat to your wealth ...

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Family law in Jersey
Briefings | 10 Aug 2012

This briefing is intended to provide answers to some of the key questions that you may have regarding family law proceedings in Jersey whether you are married, unmarried or in a civil partnership.

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Obtaining evidence in Jersey at the request of a foreign court
Briefings | 24 Jul 2012

The purpose of this briefing is to summarise the procedure for obtaining evidence in Jersey at the request of a foreign court (the "Requesting Court") in civil or commercial proceedings pending or in contemplation outside the Island.

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The informal freeze under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999
Briefings | 24 Jul 2012

This briefing looks at the importance of "knowing your client", an important obligation that sits on many financial and non-financial services businesses, including law firms, in the context of recent Jersey litigation where the client of a bank had his ass...

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Mareva relief in Jersey in aid of foreign litigation
Briefings | 23 Jul 2012

The purpose of this briefing is to set out how and when the Jersey courts will grant Mareva relief to assist litigants in foreign jurisdictions.

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Dispute resolution in Jersey
Briefings | 23 Jul 2012

In many cases, Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") might offer a more cost effective, time efficient solution to dealing with a dispute than traditional litigation. This briefing gives an overview of the approach to ADR in Jersey.

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Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008 - individual client identification
Briefings | 07 Oct 2010

In order that we are able to act for you, the Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008 requires us to obtain certain information about you.

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Extract Jersey chapter - International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice 5th Edition
Books | 22 Mar 2018

This chapter by David Cadin is taken from the International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice (5th Ed) due to be published by Bloomsbury Professional later this year.

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Covid-19: What next in Jersey - should I be worried about wrongful trading?
Articles | 25 Mar 2020

The UK Government announced stringent measures yesterday to reinforce the effectiveness of social distancing for a three week period, albeit that they may be extended for a longer period.

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Trust in the future
Articles | 20 Oct 2016

David Cadin discusses his management approach and the changes he is putting in place, the exciting opportunities for the business following the completion of the MBO and the future direction of the industry generally. Published in Connect Magazine - October...

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Data: How big is your bomb?
Articles | 13 Feb 2013

David Cadin looks at the increasing mountain of data generated and stored by businesses - published in the JEP Law & Accountancy Review - 13 February 2013.

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