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Employment Law

Our employment practice provides specialist legal advice in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Our client-base ranges from large and medium sized organisations, including the offshore operations of many global financial institutions, to senior employees, directors and entrepreneurs.

Our team provides expertise covering both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, including:

  • Contractual arrangements (to include employment, secondment and staff leasing)
  • Non-contractual policies and procedures
  • Misconduct, performance, redundancy and restructuring issues
  • Discrimination
  • Tribunal and Court proceedings
  • Employment aspects of commercial transactions, including acquisitions and disposals.
  • Data protection
  • Health & Safety
  • Work and housing regulations, relocation and immigration issues
  • Restrictive covenants

Often the employment and regulatory advice sought is one of a number of considerations (e.g. during M&A deals). Where required, our employment team works closely with expert lawyers from our other practice areas such as our corporate teams during such projects. Our overarching aim is to provide practical advice to help clients to avoid disputes arising, but where claims are made, we are able to offer both a frank and commercially driven assessment of the situation and also provide comprehensive support, including representation in the relevant Tribunal or Court.

We can also provide training to clients so that the latest developments in their workforce remains up to date with employment law.

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Success in the Employment Tribunal - Little Sisters of the Poor
Employment Law Litigation 27 Jan 2020 Jersey

Advocate Edward Drummond, assisted by Sonia Minns and Victoria Ramos, recently acted for the Little Sisters of the Poor in their successful defence of claims brought by a former employee for constructive, unfair and wrongful dismissal at a trial in the Jers...

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Proposed new discrimination legislation for Guernsey

The States of Guernsey has launched a 12 week consultation period for the proposed new discrimination legislation.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018
27 Nov 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year - Jersey and Guernsey
16 Aug 2017 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell Cristin Jersey and Guernsey have been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' in the Citywealth IFC Awards 2018.

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Bedell Cristin finalist in two STEP categories
13 Jun 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin is a finalist in two categories of the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2017/18.

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States of Jersey to implement further charges for housing and work permissions
Employment Law Property 18 May 2017 Jersey

The Chief Minister's Department of the States of Jersey has released proposals to increase the cost to individuals and businesses of applying for work and housing permissions. New application fees have also been added.

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Bedell Cristin is shortlisted for Lawyer magazine award
11 May 2017 Jersey Guernsey London Singapore BVI

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted for ‘Offshore Law Firm of the Year’ in the prestigious annual awards organised by The Lawyer.

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Bedell Cristin's outstanding service secures European Award
10 Apr 2017 BVI Guernsey Jersey London Singapore

Bedell Cristin has been awarded the Offshore Client Service Award at the prestigious Chambers Europe Awards.

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The New Year brings new proposals to address migrant numbers in Jersey
Employment Law 11 Jan 2017 Jersey

The States of Jersey has released details of "new measures" that it will introduce in order to: "reduce the number of permissions available to businesses to employ newer migrants".

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Significant milestone for Bedell Cristin
20 Sep 2016 Jersey BVI Guernsey London Singapore

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.

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Number of "zero hours" contracts in use in the private sector rises
Employment Law 21 Oct 2015 Jersey

Statistics published in Jersey's biannual Labour Market Survey show that the number of "zero hours" contracts in use in the private sector rose by 470 in the year to June 2015. Total headcount in the private sector increased by 860. In contrast, numbers of ...

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Recognition for Bedell Cristin Partners in European legal awards

Two Bedell Cristin partners were recognised as leaders in their field across Europe in the Europe Women in Business Law Awards organised by Euromoney Legal Media Group.

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Bedell Cristin named finalist in STEP Private Client Awards
28 Jun 2015 Jersey

Bedell Cristin has been shortlisted in the prestigious STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Private Client Awards for 2015.

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Bedell Cristin shortlisted for a further award
12 Mar 2015 Jersey

Bedell Crsitin has been shortlisted for a further industry awards adding to the accolades achieved to date this year.

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New Year begins with series of awards for Bedell Cristin
27 Jan 2015 Jersey Guernsey

Bedell has been recognised in a number of industry awards.

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Bedell Cristin joins the World Services Group
05 Sep 2014 Guernsey Jersey Singapore BVI London

We are pleased to announce our membership of the World Services Group (WSG) representing both Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. We are looking forward to working with other member firms and developing our membership.

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Discrimination law passed: a "historic" day for Jersey
Employment Law 03 Jun 2013 Jersey

The Draft Discrimination (Jersey) Law 201- (the "Law") was passed by the States of Jersey on 14 May 2013. It is expected to come into force in 2014.

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Whirlwind of activity: Jersey employment law consultations and tribunal review
Employment Law 17 Apr 2013 Jersey

Since the autumn of 2012 there has been a whirlwind of activity in the Jersey employment law sphere.

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Social media and the workplace: a recipe for disaster?
Briefings | 17 Jan 2020

With over half of the world's population actively using many distinct forms of social media, this briefing explores the minefield facing employers and the solutions available.

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Cayman Islands Data Protection Law – Obligations for Cayman Islands Businesses
Briefings | 01 Oct 2019

The Cayman Islands Data Protection Law is in force as of 30 September 2019. This article provides a summary of the main provisions of the Data Protection Law and highlights some important obligations and compliance steps.

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Statutory "Family Friendly" Rights
Briefings | 18 Aug 2015

This briefing summarises key changes to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law") in connection with maternity, adoption, parental and flexible working rights (the "Family Friendly Rights").

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Introduction to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003
Briefings | 28 Jul 2015

The Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (the "Law") came into force on 1 July 2005. Since this date there have been a number of amendments to the Law. Laws in connection with discrimination and "family friendly" rights (including maternity, paternity and adoption)...

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