Andrew Bridson
Advocate and co-founder


+44 1624 614422

Andrew is a founding director. He qualified as an Isle of Man advocate in 1997 and specialises in all aspects of commercial and trust litigation, commercial disputes and contentious probate matters.

He established his own legal practice in 2004 which, in merging with Richard Halsall’s practice in 2006 became BridsonHalsall.

As an advocate, Andrew has dealt with numerous matters involving freezing injunctions, recovery of documents, claims for breach of fiduciary duties and professional negligence. His experience as a highly respected litigation lawyer is wide-ranging. Andrew is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2021 directory.

He has appeared before all levels of the Manx Courts and additionally, before the Gambling Supervision Commission, Licensing Court, Coroner of Inquests and has acted for an interested party before the Isle of Man Government Commission of Inquiry into the Care of Young People (which followed the death of two teenagers in care in the Isle of Man).

He has dealt with a diverse range of matters including claims against the police, defending health and safety prosecutions and contentious commercial property matters. Andrew also has experience in handling mediations for both corporate clients and individuals.

He has represented two local regulators and also acts for various high net worth individuals.

Career highlights
  • acting for trustees subject to a multimillion dollar restraint order obtained by the United States Government under the Criminal Justice Act 1991
  • acting in relation to allegations that a local statutory board took of an unlawful loan in the value of £120 million and the subsequent Tynwald Select Committee enquiry
  • acting for a National Telecoms Provider as a claimant in relation to a multimillion-dollar claim
  • acting for the defendant to a multimillion-dollar matrimonial injunction
  • acting for a legal firm in relation to a claim amounting to tens of millions of pounds arising from alleged professional negligence
  • advising in relation to Letters of Request for information from foreign states and other bodies for evidence to be gathered to be used in proceedings in other jurisdictions (both for parties making such requests and parties defending such actions)
  • acting for the successful applicant in Re Betsam Trust [2009] WTLR 1489 in which a trust was set aside as a result of the mistake of the Settlor.


BridsonHalsall Advocates
Havelock Chambers
16-18 Mount Havelock
Isle of Man
Telephone: +44 1624 614422