Welcome to BridsonHalsall.
AN INTERNATIONAL LAW PRACTICE IN THE ISLE OF MAN.

Founded in 2006, by Andy Bridson and Richard Halsall, our practice is highly experienced and advises on a commensurately broad range of commercial and non-commercial matters for private clients and organisations.

While dealing with all aspects of Isle of Man law, BridsonHalsall acts for international clients and we have excellent connections to a range of specialists in other jurisdictions who can assist with specific expertise as required.

We regularly liaise with foreign lawyers in multi-jurisdictional matters and engage trusted consultants on specialised work.

Today, BridsonHalsall has expanded significantly and is one of the Isle of Man’s leading practices.

We pride ourselves on our ability to combine incisive analysis of legal issues with sound commercial judgment and a practical, friendly approach for our clients.

In the Isle of Man legal profession, advocates undertake the role of both solicitor and barrister.

INTEGRATING SPECIALIST EXPERTISE…

Commercial litigation

Focused expertise with significant experience in commercial and trust disputes or major negligence cases, including professional negligence and fraud.

Employment

We offer a comprehensive understanding of employment issues, both for HR departments, employers and employees.

Immigration

We provide unrivalled expertise in the Isle of Man’s immigration legislation and rules with particular specialisms in high net worth individuals and international businesses.

Family law

A sensitive and caring approach to difficult family legal matters.

Personal litigation

An effective and supportive approach to personal disputes and personal injury.

Compliance and crisis response

With complex regulations and severe consequences for non-compliance, we offer outstanding Prevention and ‘First Call’ Crisis services.

Crime

Whether corporate crime, such as fraud, money laundering a health and safety failure, or general crime from road traffic matters to homicide, we offer astute and pragmatic advocacy.

Property

We act in all aspects of Commercial and Residential Property on both Freehold and Leasehold.

Company and Commercial law

We have extensive experience advising  local companies, banks and corporate service providers on Isle of Man company law, shareholders agreements, share and  business sales, insolvency law and director responsibilities. We can provide vital advice within the financial services regulatory framework in the Isle of Man.

Trusts


We have advised in complex trusts and estates and the particular difficulties which can be experienced by both trustees and beneficiaries.  We have acted for both trustees and beneficiaries in beneficiary disputes, document requests for trusts, trustee involvement in divorce cases, breach of trust and validity of trust issues.

Estates

We can apply for probate/letters of administration and assist with all levels of estate work. We can advise on wills, wealth and estate planning drawing on experience of  trust and estate law to assist clients to consider the legal and practical aspects of will and trust arrangements, explaining often complex concepts in a simple, and easily understandable manner.  We can challenge and defend the provision made in a Will and/or the validity of a will.

Mediation

We have experience of mediation in personal and commercial disputes and can guide clients through the process representing them at mediations here or off island.

Our team

Andrew Bridson
Advocate

I’m a founding director and specialise in commercial and trust litigation, commercial disputes and contentious probate matters…

Richard Halsall
Advocate

I’m a founding director and have focused on commercial and international cross-border, litigation…

Victoria Hodgson
Solicitor

I’m an English Solicitor and primarily deal with conveyancing and private client matters including wills and enduring powers of attorney…

Peter Russell
Advocate

I specialise primarily in litigation (civil and criminal), as well as compliance, private client and contentious probate matters…

Martin Paterson
Advocate

I specialise in private client matters including property, family issues, wills, probate and the administration of estates…

David Keates
Compliance

I specialise in regulatory and compliance advice for businesses and individuals…

Maria Bridson
Advocate

Maria qualified as an Advocate in 2003. She has broad expertise in general corporate and commercial transactions including financing, mergers and acquisitions and cross border transactions…

Martine Fleming
Solicitor

Martine is a Solicitor and practices in the areas of trusts, estates, wealth planning and corporate and company commercial law…

Emily Wood
Solicitor

Emily is a Solicitor and practices in the areas of private client matters including trusts, probates and conveyancing…

Contact

BridsonHalsall Advocates
20 Athol Street
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 1JA
Telephone: +44 1624 614422
Email: reception@iomlaw.com