Mark Taylor


Mark is an experienced practitioner in contentious trust, asset tracking and shareholder disputes.

Having qualified as an Advocate in 1996 he has a formidable reputation as a lawyer who has considerable experience in advising on the complex laws that govern Jersey.

Mark was the advocate for the plaintiffs in the long running Alhamrani case. The matter commenced in 2003 and was a full time commitment involving numerous court appearances in the Royal Court, the Appeal court and the Privy Council. The actual trial which commenced in late 2008 ran for 103 days.

He has wide ranging experience in providing advice in shareholder disputes to directors and local fund companies and acted in the Greater Europe Deep Value Fund II litigation in 2012.

  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales


  • 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2018
  • 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2017 Citywealth Leaders List
  • 'Honours List' in the 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2016, 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
  • Commercial, practical and measured advocate.
    Chambers 2017
  • His advice is very pragmatic and to the point, he gets straight to the crux of a matter.
    Chambers 2018
  • A big hitter – he is fabulous on his feet, has the ear of the court and is unflappable.
    Legal 500 2017
The deep freeze: the growing impact of sanctions on Jersey

In recent times, there has been a marked increase in the use of co-ordinated economic sanctions by the European Union, the United Nations and individual states against rogue states and organisations and, on a targeted basis, against specific individuals and...

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Adducing fresh evidence in Judicial Review
Litigation 19 Mar 2014 Jersey

Bedell Cristin recently advised and acted for a Jersey company (the "Company") in respect of a challenge to a notice issued pursuant to Taxation (Exchange of Information with Third Countries) (Jersey) Regulations 2008 (the "Regulations") by the Comptroller ...

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STEP Presentation - The changing landscape of litigation - 17 October 2013
Litigation 04 Oct 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin litigation partners, Mark Taylor and Lisa Springate have been invited to speak to members of the STEP Committee in Geneva on 17 October 2013.

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Bedell Cristin sets precedent in first legal challenge to the scope of the "tout tel clause" in the context of contractual misrepresentation
Briefings | 25 Jun 2018

On 14 June 2018, the Deputy Bailiff handed down an eagerly awaited judgment regarding the scope of a standard conveyancing provision, known informally as the "tout tel clause", confirming that the existence of the clause in a conveyance would not automatica...

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Enforcement of foreign judgments in Jersey
Briefings | 20 Jan 2017

This briefing explains how foreign judgments may be enforced in Jersey. Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales. Judgments obtained outside Jersey which provide for the payment of a sum of money may be ...

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The deep freeze: the growing impact of sanctions on Jersey
Briefings | 20 Jan 2015

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Instituting civil proceedings in Jersey
Briefings | 31 Aug 2012

Jersey has a legal system which is separate from that of any other jurisdiction. Whilst it is judicially independent, unsurprisingly, it reflects many of the practices and procedures to be found in the courts of England and Wales, but with distinct differen...

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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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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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Beneficiaries' rights to trust information in the light of Schmidt v Rosewood Trust Limited
Briefings | 01 Feb 2004

The decision of the Privy Council in Schmidt v Rosewood Trust Limited [2003] 2 A.C 709 ("Schmidt v Rosewood"), delivered in March 2003 on an appeal from the courts of the Isle of Man, has excited great interest among trust practitioners because it considers...

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