News Articles

  • VACANCY: Legal Secretary
    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 […]
  • Can I leave the Isle of Man with my child?
    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 […]
  • You only have 3 months to bring a claim for unfair dismissal…or do you?
    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 […]
  • Law Society Dinner 2022
    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 range of Isle of Man family law services
    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 […]
  • Fundraiser – Macmillan Coffee Morning
    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 […]
  • SEC V Ripple, Garlinghouse and Larsen: Summary Judgment: the end game?
    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 […]
  • Office closure – Monday 19 September 2022
    Office closure – Monday 19 September 2022 Our office will be closed on Monday 19 September 2022 for the bank holiday to honour the Queen’s state funeral. We will reopen on Tuesday 20 September 2022.
  • Found the property of your dreams?  What next?
    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 do Property Owners need to know about the Register of Overseas Entities?
    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 […]
  • Jorden Rafferty-Gough Admitted to the Isle of Man Bar
    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. […]
  • What is KYC and why do I need to provide it?
    “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 […]
  • Why you need Isle of Man property searches
    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?
    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, […]
  • Office Closure for Tynwald Day 2022
    Office Closure for Tynwald Day 2022 Please note our office will be closed on the following day:- Tuesday 5 July 2022 – reopening on Wednesday 6 July 2022
  • Manx Bar exam success
    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.
  • Office closure times
    Please note our office will be closed on the following days:- Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June 2022 – reopening on Monday 6 June 2022 Friday 10 June 2022 – reopening on Monday 13 June 2022
  • UK and IOM visa processing delays in the wake of the situation in Ukraine
    UK and IOM visa delays in the wake of the situation in Ukraine The UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) Department is receiving a significantly high volume of UK visa applications from overseas. Since the invasion of Ukraine on 24th February 2022, the processing times for all applications have been notably increasing. The UKVI has been […]
  • BridsonHalsall at a Charity Event
    BridsonHalsall attend a Charity Event – Hospice Big Splash Gala Earlier this month, some of our team attended the Hospice Big Splash Gala. We had a fabulous night supporting a very worthy charity. After the huge success of the Wallabies Gone Wild in 2019, The Big Splash art trail will be held from May to […]
  • ‘No fault’ divorce laws in England & Wales highlight need for IOM legal reforms
    ‘No fault’ divorce laws in England & Wales highlight need for IOM legal reforms New ‘no fault’ divorces laws came into force in England and Wales on April 6th after years of campaigning by family lawyers. It brings the law in England and Wales broadly into line with similar legislation in Scotland, and many other […]


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