Michael Gradidge

Of Counsel

Michael is Counsel at Bedell Cristin and is an experienced commercial litigator in both the Courts and arbitration tribunals, in most fields across the spectrum of commercial litigation.

He has particular experience in administrative law and constitutional challenges primarily relating to the challenge of tender awards by the State.

In addition, he has extensive experience in domestic arbitration as well as ICC international arbitration, advising local and international corporations, financial institutions, governments and regulatory bodies in respect of a wide range of disputes across the African continent that require proactive and effective solutions.

Michael focuses on dispute avoidance and risk management, with an emphasis on early assessment of the matter and a careful consideration of all aspects before taking action, in order to ensure that the client adopts the right strategy.

In Jersey, Michael has advised clients in sanctions-related matters and trust matters, and intends to utilise his experience in insolvency and commercial litigation generally.

Michael began his career at Damant Bostock in Johannesburg, before moving to Cliffe Dekker Fuller Moore (as it then was) and then Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS Africa) where he was a partner for 17 years.


  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Natal, Durban
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa

*Not admitted in Jersey

Areas of Expertise

Recognised as a leading / recommended lawyer, Litigation (South Africa) by Best Lawyers® 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016