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Two new associates at law firm

Two new associates at law firm

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Two new associates at law firm

Wednesday 20 July 2022


Bedell Cristin in Guernsey has made two new appointments to its local team.

Abi Houghton has joined as an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team and Seth Botes has joined as an Associate in the Corporate and Finance team.

Ms Houghton completed her studies at the University of Kent and has moved from London where she dealt with a broad range of commercial matters including telecommunications, professional negligence and more recently collective actions.

Mr Botes has moved from South Africa having become interested in the island after supporting a trust company that held interests there. He holds a Master's degree in international trade law and has a range of experience across relevant sectors.

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Pictured: The new recruits are entering employment for the first time in Guernsey. 

Alasdair Davidson, Head of Litigation in Guernsey and Kate Ovenden, Guernsey Managing Partner and Head of Financial Services Law in Guernsey, both said: “We are delighted to welcome Abi and Seth to the firm. They will bring fresh insight and expertise to their roles and contribute significantly to the continued growth and success of the Guernsey office.”

Ms Houghton said she has already received a friendly welcome: “The work I am doing has many similarities to my London practice but life in Guernsey is very different. We work hard in the office, but in my free time, I have been enjoying the beach life and exploring the beautiful scenery of Guernsey. I feel very lucky to have joined such a great firm.”

Mr Botes argued that Guernsey is a good place to work: “As someone with an ocean heritage, I already feel very much at home on the island and have been making the most of living so close to the sea again. The team has made me feel very welcome and I am enjoying familiarising myself with the complexities of Guernsey law.”

Pictured (top): Abi Houghton (left), and Seth Botes.

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