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
- Author of the Jersey Chapter in the International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice (2009) (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 2018
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 2018
A very good leader and communicator. He is well respected, and is a really good effective operator and advocate. He was an English barrister before, and he is very smooth on his feet.Chambers 2015
Leading offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin, has appointed Tim Pearce as its global managing partner from 1 September 2019, succeeding David Cadin.
Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted six times in five categories of Citywealth’s International Finance Centre (IFC) Awards 2020.
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...
The Law Commission of England and Wales has just produced a report on suspicious activity reports ("SARs") filed under the anti-money laundering regime.
Tim Wright has joined Bedell Cristin’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office as partner and head of its litigation and dispute resolution practice.
Bedell Cristin managing partner, David Cadin, has been elected Bâtonnier by the Advocates of the Jersey Bar for a third term.
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.
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...
Bedell Cristin has been named as a finalist in two categories of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Awards 2019.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
At the same event, Bedell Cristin was named runner up in the category 'Law Firm of the Year - Jersey'.
Bedell Cristin has been included in the shortlist for International Law Firm of the Year - non UK.
David Cadin, Managing Partner and Zillah Howard, Partner have been named in the Autumn 2017 'Top 50 IFC editor's choice list' by Citywealth.
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).
Bedell Cristin has won an award in the Best Rebranding Campaign category in the Citywealth Brand Management and Reputation Awards, 2017.
Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.
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…'
Bedell Cristin and Macfarlanes to host presentation in Jersey on Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start - 8 February 2017.
Managing Partner, David Cadin, has been included in the definitive list of the top 50 most influential professionals working in the private client industry.
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.
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.
Litigation partner, and Bedell Cristin’s new Managing Partner, David Cadin, has been re-elected to the post of Bâtonnier.
Bedell Cristin acts for incumbent trustee in complex application dealing with issues of trust law, criminal law, money laundering and international cooperation.
Bedell Cristin successfully represented the first-named Defendant, an Italian lawyer who spoke very little English
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.
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’.
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...
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).
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.
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.
It has been announced that Bedell Cristin’s Litigation Partner, David Cadin, has been appointed to the post of Bâtonnier.
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.
In the case of In the Matter of the Dunlop Settlement  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.
In the Matter of the Representation of C, D, E and F and In the Matter of the A and B Trusts  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...
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.
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 ...
Bedell Cristin has been included in the short list for International Law Firm of the Year
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
The judgment issued on 29 November, 2013 in JT (Jersey) Limited v Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority 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...
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...
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...
This briefing looks at the principles which apply in relation to the recovery of costs from a trust fund.
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...
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 ...
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...
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").
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...