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.
Focused expertise with significant experience in commercial and trust disputes or major negligence cases, including professional negligence and fraud.
We offer a comprehensive understanding of employment issues, both for HR departments, employers and employees.
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.
A sensitive and caring approach to difficult family legal matters. We have experience of dealing with Divorce, Contact, Separation, Domestic Violence, Adoption, Surrogacy, Care Proceedings, Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Question Orders.
An effective and supportive approach to personal disputes and personal injury.
With complex regulations and severe consequences for non-compliance, we offer outstanding Prevention and ‘First Call’ Crisis services.
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.
We act in all aspects of Commercial and Residential Property on both Freehold and Leasehold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew is a founding director and specialises in commercial and trust litigation, commercial disputes and contentious probate matters…
Richard is a founding director and has focused on commercial and international cross-border, litigation…
Claire is an Advocate specialising in handling divorce, contact and residence, child maintenance and domestic violence matters…
Bernadette is a South African qualified Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary and is part of our conveyancing team
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…
Emily is a Trainee Advocate and assists our legal team
Amy is an Advocate specialising in all areas of family law …
Martine is a Solicitor and practices in the areas of trusts, estates, wealth planning and corporate and company commercial law…
Evija is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and assists our legal team
Peter specialises primarily in litigation (civil and criminal), as well as compliance, private client and contentious probate matters…
Emily is an Advocate and a Solicitor and practices in the areas of private client matters including trusts, probates and conveyancing…