Rupert Morris

Advocate

Rupert is an Advocate with over a decade of experience.  He joined Bedell in 2013 having worked previously for another leading Guernsey law firm. Before moving to Guernsey in 2007 he was in practice as a solicitor at a leading commercial firm in the North-West of England. Rupert qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in 2010.

His practice encompasses both contentious trust disputes and advisory private client work as well as commercial litigation and insolvency matters. He is instructed by many leading fiduciaries, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and high net worth individuals from both the Channel Islands and the UK on high value cases before the Royal Court and the Court of Appeal.

Rupert has developed a niche practice in the field of Alderney e-gaming / gambling insolvency and regularly appears before the Court of Alderney on such matters.

Professional
  • Advocate - Guernsey
  • Solicitor* - England & Wales
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
  • Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES) (the Channel Islands branch of INSOL International)
  • Chancery Bar Association (overseas member)
  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)

*non-practising

Industry focus
  • Rupert contributes to a number of publications including STEP Journal, Private Client Business Magazine and E Private Client.
  • He is also a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners and a committee member of the local STEP Branch.
Credentials
  • 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2017 Citywealth Leaders List
  • 'Prominent Figure' in the 'Leading Lawyers' category - 2016 and 2015 Citywealth Leaders List
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin continues to expand litigation team
Litigation 26 Feb 2013 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin has continued to bolster the pan-Channel Island capabilities of its litigation team.

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Insights
Public access to documents in Guernsey civil proceedings
Briefings | 16 Aug 2016

The presumption in Guernsey is that justice must be done in public. Accordingly, unless there is some exceptional factor in any particular case which means the interests of justice can only be served by conducting proceedings in private, all civil hearings ...

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An introduction to Guernsey's legal system
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing is intended to provide a high-level overview of Guernsey's status as a self-governing jurisdiction with its own independent legal system and jurisprudence. It will be of interest to clients who may not be familiar with Guernsey's unique const...

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Appeals in Guernsey civil proceedings
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing provides an outline of the routes of appeal from Guernsey's principal court of first instance, the Royal Court. Note that in minor civil cases which are heard in the Magistrate's Court in Guernsey, or any civil cases which are heard in the Cou...

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Guernsey case management and civil proceedings
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

Proactive case management is a concept that pervades modern Guernsey civil procedure. This briefing outlines the powers of the court with respect to case management, together with various interlocutory procedures which form part of the civil litigation tool...

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Responding to a Guernsey civil claim
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing outlines the procedural steps which follow commencement of a Guernsey civil claim, including consideration of the types of pleadings which are lodged in Guernsey proceedings and the procedure for amending those pleadings.

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Bribery and corruption - Guernsey
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

Historically, the law against bribery in Guernsey and Sark consisted of a common law offence which was rather uncertain in its ambit and seldom, if ever, tested in court. The position in Alderney was similar, albeit reinforced to some extent by a 1994 statu...

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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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Disclosure in Guernsey litigation
Briefings | 13 Mar 2013

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. Disclosure is the legal process pursuant to which the parties to litigation reve...

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Third party disclosure in Guernsey
Briefings | 13 Mar 2013

The Guernsey courts have a selection of tools available to them to enable documents to be obtained from third parties who may be caught up in fraud or other wrongdoing.

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To Protect & To Serve
Articles | 05 Apr 2017

Alasdair Davidson and Rupert Morris discuss the role of protectors in Guernsey trusts. Published in the STEP Journal - April 2017.

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Trust sector and continued litigation. How can Guernsey's trust legislation respond?
Articles | 18 Jan 2017

Rupert Morris and Alasdair Davidson assess how trust law in Guernsey may respond to changes in the sector. Published in eprivateclient Guernsey Report - January 2017.

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Trust Litigation in Guernsey
Articles | 01 Jan 2016

Litigation in the trust sector has seen a number of high profile cases in Guernsey and Rupert Morris examines the impact two of these cases could have on trust work on the island. Published in eprivateclient - January 2016.

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Attacking Offshore Trusts
Articles | 30 Jul 2014

An Offshore Perspective on How to Deal with Divorcing Beneficiaries. Published in PCB Issue 4 of 2014, Sweet & Maxwell.

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Data: Shelter from the Storm
Articles | 17 Dec 2013

Alasdair Davidson and Rupert Morris discuss how to keep you and your data safe when using cloud-computing services. Published in STEP Journal December 2013 / January 2014.

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