Alasdair Davidson

Head of Litigation, Partner  |  Bedell Cristin

British Virgin Islands, Guernsey


Dispute Resolution or Arbitration


Trusts: Contentious

Office Location


Professional Biography

Alasdair is a partner and the head of the litigation team in Guernsey. He has been in practice for nearly 30 years and, before qualifying in Guernsey, not only practised as a barrister in England but also spent several years working in the Caribbean. He is instructed by law firms and institutional clients based worldwide providing advice to leading fiduciaries, fund providers and banks. Alasdair has a genuine depth of experience having handled a great variety of contentious and non-contentious matters covering most corporate, insolvency and fiduciary fields including appearing before a wide variety of courts and tribunals worldwide. His particular expertise and established track record in conducting complex high value work leads to instructions not only before the court in Guernsey but also an increasing case load in the BVI. Alasdair is also a Guernsey Notary Public.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Tinto on Guernsey - fantastic tapas and wine

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

There's no such thing as a free lunch....

What was your first job?

Paper boy - used my mum's old shopper bike too!

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Candide by Voltaire - ageless satire!

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

I anticipate an up tick in work concerning distressed assets and the problems that generate for many structures - both in commercial and private wealth contexts

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