Bedell Cristin has strengthened its corporate and banking team through a senior appointment in Guernsey, with Ann Halliday, an experienced lawyer in the offshore market and a qualified banker, joining the firm as a senior associate.
Halliday was most recently employed at a senior position at a large law firm in Guernsey and specialises in legal advice for the banking, funds and corporate sector. She entered the legal profession in 1995 and has worked both in-house and in general practice, focusing primarily on banking and corporate law. Prior to that, she had a career in financial services including a significant period in management roles at Barclays Bank in the UK.
Bedell Cristin managing partner in Guernsey, Mark Helyar, says: ‘We are delighted to welcome Ann who brings wide ranging experience to our banking and corporate team following an extensive career in financial services and subsequently in commercial law both in the UK and offshore. She adds further strength in depth to our pan-island capabilities.’
Bedell Cristin has also promoted Vanessa Lawlor to the role of senior associate within the capital markets and structured finance team in Guernsey. Vanessa, who joined the firm in 2014 following several years of senior experience as a lawyer in the BVI, specialises in a range of corporate and commercial transactions including advising on investment funds.