Leading international law practice, BridsonHalsall, has recruited two experienced lawyers to strengthen its Isle of Man family law and property services.

Bernadette Arlow is a South African qualified attorney, conveyancer and notary with 20 years’ experience in property, wills and estates. Before recently moving to the Island to join BridsonHalsall’s conveyancing team she was the managing partner of a busy property law practice in Johannesburg for 16 years. Whilst in South Africa, Bernadette was also registered with the Legal Practice Council as a practitioner for the Pro Bono Initiative and gained invaluable experience in resolving complex property and estate disputes.

Bernadette commented: “Prior to relocating to the Island from South Africa, I spent some time researching the law firms on the Island with a view to securing employment.  BridsonHalsall stood out as a professional, service orientated firm committed to providing the best legal outcome possible to their clients.  I was delighted to be offered a position in the conveyancing department shortly after arriving on the Island.”

Advocate Amy Crellin has joined the family law team led by senior advocate Claire Clampton.  Amy was called to the Manx Bar in 2019 and specialises in all areas of Isle of Man family law, including issues arising in relation to children (e.g contact, residence, specific issue and prohibited steps orders) and in relation to divorce and/or separation, financial and cohabitation disputes. In 2008 Amy graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a Law Degree with Honours, and two years later returned there to complete a Legal Practice Course. Prior to joining BridsonHalsall, Amy worked in the family department of another of the Island’s law firms.

Amy said: “My decision to join BridsonHalsall was as a direct result of seeing first-hand the company continue to grow into one of the Island’s leading and most reputable law firms providing the highest professional standards. The people at BridsonHalsall make the company what it is. They have been so incredibly friendly and welcoming and I’m excited to be part of such a dynamic and progressive team.”

BridsonHalsall is led by founding directors and advocates, Andrew Bridson and Richard Halsall. Commenting on the recent appointments, Richard Halsall said: “Bernadette and Amy are both valuable additions to the practice and will strengthen our already experienced team in their specialist fields of expertise. Since the practice was founded in 2006 we have a proven track record of recruiting the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyers. Amy and Bernadette joining the team shows that tradition is continuing, and their recruitment is a vital element in our business strategy to provide a full service law firm.”

In addition to property/conveyancing and family law, the BridsonHalsall team of 12 fee earners have expertise in legal matters including commercial litigation, employment, immigration, personal litigation, compliance and crisis response, criminal law, company and commercial law, trusts, estates and mediation.


BridsonHalsall Advocates
Havelock Chambers
16-18 Mount Havelock
Isle of Man
Telephone: +44 1624 614422
Email: reception@iomlaw.com