Increased Prices for Isle of Man Passports To lift the gloom of January many people start thinking about booking their holidays to escape to the sun. The UK recently announced that passport fee increases will come into force for all passport applications made from 2 February 2023. The Isle of Man Passport Office […]
Victoria Kinrade admitted to the Isle of Man Bar BridsonHalsall is delighted to announce the admission of Victoria Kinrade to the Isle of Man Bar. Victoria was sworn in as an Isle of Man Advocate by the First Deemster on 21 December 2022. Victoria joined BridsonHalsall in 2020 as a Trainee Advocate assisting our legal […]
Christmas Jumper Day 2022 We recently wore our Christmas jumpers and raised money for the Isle of Man Live at Home Scheme. This is a local charity which supports older people in the community to help relieve loneliness and to encourage social and community engagement. Thank you to all the staff who donated.
BridsonHalsall Advocates have a vacancy for a Legal Secretary to join our busy secretarial team. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a legal environment and applications from full time and part time applicants will be considered. This is a varied role which includes audio-typing, preparing Court bundles and general administrative office […]
When parties are separated, either via divorce or just where a relationship has ended, it often occurs that one parent may wish to move away from the Isle of Man with the children and the other parent may wish to remain. In order for a move to take place, the moving parent must obtain written […]
If you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer, you have to act fast. You must make your complaint to the Employment Tribunal within 3 months of the date your employment is terminated. However, this time limit can be extended if you can satisfy a 2-stage test. s133(2)(c) Employment Act 2006 outlines this test as […]
Isle of Man Law Society Biennial Dinner 2022 Some of our team recently attended the Law Society dinner at Woodbourne House. This was also a fundraising event in aid of People in Need, a charity established by the Law Society to provide urgent financial support for people in need.
Our Isle of Man family law team, Claire Clampton and Amy Crellin, are well respected advocates with a personable approach to clients facing difficult circumstances. As well as dealing with divorces and domestic violence cases, they provide specialist advice in matters relating to child maintenance, contact and residence, care proceedings, adoption and surrogacy applications. Care […]
Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is the biggest fundraising event to support people living with cancer and on Friday 30 September 2022 our staff participated to raise funds for the charity. Thank you to all the staff who could donate cakes, money and time. Macmillan Cancer Support is there to do whatever it takes to support people […]
Late 2020 the US SEC filed an action against Ripple Labs Inc and two individuals alleging they had raised over $1.3 billion through an unregistered ongoing digital asset security offering of the XRP virtual currency in breach of the Securities Act 1933. The SEC regulates assets that are securities such as stocks and shares but […]
Buying a property can be overwhelming. There are a number of things to consider – how much can I afford? What deposit do I need? How do I find an advocate? The first step in the process is to contact a bank or mortgage broker to find out how much you can borrow (most lenders […]
What is it? The Register of Overseas entities is a new online register operated by Companies House in England, which came into force 1st August 2022. Why? The UK Government have brought in this legislation to ensure they can identify all beneficial owners of UK real estate following the war in Ukraine and sanctions […]
BridsonHalsall is delighted to announce the admission of Jorden Rafferty-Gough to the Isle of Man Bar. Jorden was sworn in as an Isle of Man Advocate by Deemster Corlett, the First Deemster, on 26 August 2022. Jorden joined BridsonHalsall in 2020 as a Trainee Advocate assisting our legal team with disputes across all practice areas. […]
“KYC” or “Know Your Client” is part of a set of legal requirements issued by the Government to help in the fight against money laundering, corruption, fraud and terrorist financing. Businesses such as advocates dealing in property sale and purchase transactions must comply with these obligations. This due diligence process is part of the fight […]
We are often asked why is it necessary to conduct searches on a property being purchased. It seems like an unnecessary expense when going through the expensive exercise of buying a new home. Property searches assist your advocate to give you a report on a property and highlight areas for concern.• Do you have proper […]
Are you thinking of selling your Isle of Man property? It’s important to be proactive to ensure a seamless transaction. If you have made any alterations to the property – such as replacing a roof or installed a wood burner, it may be necessary to obtain planning and building control approval, and, in some cases, […]
Victoria Kinrade passes her Manx Bar exams Congratulations to Victoria Kinrade on a successful passing of Manx Bar Exams! Victoria is in the final year of her training contract and is assisting the fee earners at BridsonHalsall in a wide area of legal practice.