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News Bedell Cristin in Guernsey welcomes two new associates

18 July 2022

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey has made two new recent appointments and is pleased to welcome Abi Houghton and Seth Botes to its growing team.

Abi Houghton has joined Bedell Cristin as an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. She completed a Law degree at the University of Kent before undertaking the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate. Abi also obtained an MSc in Law and Finance at the Queen Mary University of London whilst completing her training contract at a boutique law firm in London.

Abi has moved to Guernsey from London, where she dealt with a broad range of commercial matters including telecommunications, professional negligence and more recently collective actions.

Alasdair Davidson, Head of Litigation in Guernsey, said: “I am delighted to welcome Abi to our team. She is bringing fresh insight and expertise and is an invaluable addition to our Litigation team, ensuring that we can continue to offer a broad scope of experience and care to our clients.”

Abi Houghton added: “It has been a fantastic experience to move to Guernsey to join the team at Bedell Cristin - I have received an incredibly warm welcome. The work I am doing has many similarities to my London practice but life in Guernsey is very different. We work hard in the office, but in my free time, I have been enjoying the beach life and exploring the beautiful scenery of Guernsey. I feel very lucky to have joined such a great firm.”

Seth Botes has joined as an Associate in the Corporate and Finance team and comes from slightly further afield, moving from South Africa to Guernsey. He became interested in the Island after supporting a trust company that held interests there. Seth holds a Master's degree in international trade law and has a range of experience across relevant sectors, including banking and finance, corporate and commercial and real estate.

Kate Ovenden, Guernsey Managing Partner and Head of Financial Services Law in Guernsey, said: “Seth is a great addition to our Corporate and Finance team and we are excited to see how his career will progress at Bedell Cristin, where he will be able to consolidate and build on his already considerable experience. Our team in Guernsey is always expanding and Seth's recruitment will support our continued growth and success as an award-winning law firm.”

Seth Botes confirmed: “I am excited to be joining Bedell Cristin in Guernsey as it has been on my radar as a great place to live and work for several years. As someone with an ocean heritage, I already feel very much at home on the Island and have been making the most of living so close to the sea again. The team has made me feel very welcome and I am enjoying familiarising myself with the complexities of Guernsey law.”

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