Interpretation

These terms of business ("Terms of Business") apply to legal professional services and advice we are asked to provide and/or arrange ("Legal Services"). These Terms of Business and any related engagement letter explain the basis upon which we accept instructions and charge for Legal Services.

These Terms of Business supersede and replace all and any terms of business in relation to any of the Legal Services previously in force.

In these terms, the following definitions shall apply:

  • the words "Bedell Cristin", "the firm", "we", "our" and "us" mean, as the context permits:
    • a partnership known as Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership of 26 New Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 3RA ("Bedell Cristin Jersey");
    • a partnership known as Bedell Cristin Guernsey Partnership of La Plaiderie House, La Plaiderie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1WG ("Bedell Cristin Guernsey");
    • a partnership known as Bedell Cristin London Partnership of 11 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DU ("Bedell Cristin London");
    • a partnership known as Bedell Cristin (Singapore) LLP of 4 Robinson Road #5-01, Singapore 048543 ("Bedell Cristin Singapore"); and
    • a partnership known as Bedell Cristin BVI Partnership of Mandar House, Johnson's Ghut, PO Box 2283, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, VG1110 ("Bedell Cristin BVI");
  • "Client" or "Clients" means the person who instructs us or on whose behalf we are instructed to provide Legal Services;
  • "partner" means a partner or an employee having the title of partner in Bedell Cristin Jersey, Bedell Cristin Guernsey, Bedell Cristin London, Bedell Cristin BVI or Bedell Cristin Singapore;
  • "Relevant Jurisdictions" means the Island of Jersey, the Island of Guernsey and the British Virgin Islands ("BVI");
  • "you" refers to the client or clients;

We provide Legal Services in respect of the laws of Jersey, Guernsey and the BVI and such other jurisdictions from where we carry out business as the case may be and such other jurisdictions as we may from time to time in writing agree.

Index:

Objectives
Fee earners responsible for your work
Legal services
Joint clients
Litigious or contentious matters
Professional undertakings
Powers of attorney
Fees
Billing policy
Payment terms
Client monies
Tax on interest
Commissions
Communications
Electronic communications
Waiver and assignment
Storage of data, files and papers
Data protection and registration
Client due diligence and anti-money laundering procedures
Variation and publication of these Terms of Business
Regulated Services
Third party advisers
Bedell Cristin partnerships
Working for other clients
Termination of instructions
Questions or complaints
Liabilities
Enforceability
Governing law