Bedell Cristin’s top-tier Jersey Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has been further strengthened with the arrival of four new lawyers – senior associate Dominic Corsini-Meek and associates Catarina Basilio, Victoria Ramos and Natasha Woodhouse.

Two of the new arrivals have experience in private practice in leading legal teams in London – Dominic practised with Kirkland & Ellis and the UK Government Legal department, and Natasha practised with Payne Hicks Beach.

Catarina and Victoria have joined the team (Victoria in 2023) after qualifying as English Solicitors through Bedell Cristin’s long-running trainee scheme.

The four lawyers join the team led by partners Edward Drummond, Robert Gardner and Robert Christie – the team is ranked in the top tier by both of the leading independent legal directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. All three partners are individually recognised by the directories, along with managing associate Sonia Shah.

Edward said: “We are very pleased to welcome Dominic, Catarina, and Natasha to the team, after Victoria joined us last year.

“We continue to see strong workflows across our key areas of contentious trusts, insolvency and commercial litigation, and our new recruits have the experience and knowledge to hit the ground running and make an impact.

“It is particularly pleasing to see how our training scheme continues to support young Islanders into the legal profession – the partners continue to be impressed by the talent, ambition and drive of the young lawyers graduating through our training scheme, and we see Victoria and Catarina as stars of the future.

About the new team members:

• Dominic has been admitted in England & Wales since 2007, having qualified with Simmons and Simmons – he practised with Kirkland & Ellis in the City for seven years before working in the Government Legal Department on a wide range of disputes.
• Catarina began her training contract with Bedell Cristin in 2022 and qualified as a Solicitor of England & Wales in March – before beginning her training she worked in the firm’s property department.
• Victoria qualified into the department through the training programme in 2023, having worked at the firm since 2016. She has experience of dealing with a broad range of contentious trust, commercial, insolvency and regulatory matters and speaks fluent Portuguese and Spanish.
• Natasha has been admitted in England & Wales since 2021 – she qualified with a small London firm, before practising in the London team at Payne Hicks Beach working with a client base of international and UK-based HNW individuals and families.

Bedell Cristin continues to invest in its global disputes team, which practises BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey law from all four jurisdictions, as well as from offices in London and Singapore.