Welcome to BridsonHalsall.

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.



Commercial litigation

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.

Family law

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.

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.


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.


Our experienced conveyancing team can help in all aspects of buying or selling your property whether it’s your home or a business premises.  Freehold or leasehold, a transfer or re-mortgage our qualified team can help and are happy to explain the conveyancing process in a clear and easy to follow manner making it as quick and simple for you as possible.

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.


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.


Our team

Andrew Bridson
Director and Advocate

Andrew is a founding director and specialises in commercial and trust litigation, commercial disputes and contentious probate matters…

Richard Halsall
Director and Advocate

Richard is a founding director and has focused on commercial and international cross-border, litigation…

Claire Clampton
Director and Advocate

Claire is an Advocate specialising in handling divorce, contact and residence, child maintenance and domestic violence matters…

Bernadette Arlow

Bernadette is a South African qualified Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary and is part of our conveyancing team

Maria Bridson

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 Brennan

Emily is an Advocate assisting our legal team in litigation and private client matters …

Amy Crellin

Amy is an Advocate specialising in all areas of family law …

Martine Fleming

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

Evija Roberts
Chartered Legal Executive, FCILEX

Evija is a Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX) and assists our legal team…

Peter Russell

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

Emily Wood
Advocate and Solicitor

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


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