Bedell Cristin has continued to bolster the pan-Channel Island capabilities of its litigation team.
The appointments of Paul Lewis, Associate, in Jersey and Rupert Morris, Advocate, in Guernsey enhance the firm’s litigation offering, encompassing a broad range of private client and commercial dispute work, fraud, asset tracking, regulation, compliance, and company insolvency matters.
Experienced litigator Paul Lewis joins the team having previously practised for five years as a barrister at a leading set of chambers in the UK. His particular interest is commercial and trusts litigation, as well as insolvency matters. Listed as a leader in his field by Chambers and Partners for the past three years, he is recognised for his “excellent grasp of the important issues and the practical nature of his advice”. Fluent in French and Italian, Paul adds to the team’s international dynamic. He is a member of the Chancery Bar Association.
Advocate Rupert Morris, a specialist in contentious trust, commercial dispute, insolvency and regulatory work, joins Bedell Cristin having spent the previous five and a half years working for another Guernsey law firm on a broad range of high value, complex cases. He has previously acted for a number of institutions and high net worth individuals in cases involving commercial and insolvency disputes, and on behalf of both beneficiaries and trustees in contentious trust matters. He moved to Guernsey in 2007 having previously practiced as a solicitor in England, qualifying as a Guernsey Advocate in 2010. The continued expansion of the team in Guernsey follows the senior appointment last year of Advocate Jon Barclay.
Bedell Cristin’s litigation team consistently receives top tier acclaim and in the latest editions of both leading legal directories is described as ‘absolutely top notch for its efficiency’ with ‘the quality of service of a top London firm’ and is praised for being ‘the firm which achieves the best results for its clients and is the best value for money’.
Anthony Robinson, head of Bedell Cristin’s litigation group, commented:
“Over the past year we have seen a rapid increase in the demand for high quality, specialist litigation support, which is driving the expansion of our pan-Channel Island litigation team. Meeting that demand requires both expert knowledge and a team that can demonstrate real strength in depth. As two highly experienced litigators, Paul and Rupert will further strengthen the capabilities and quality of the team, which is frequently involved in many significant and international cases and regularly appears before the Courts of both Islands.”