Lindsey Bermingham Director

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Lindsey is a Director within our top tier Litigation team and has experience on all aspects of commercial and chancery litigation.

She is also highly experienced in regulatory issues, anti-money laundering and international cooperation and has significant experience of large-scale criminal investigations and trials. In 2010, Lindsey was awarded the Chief Constable’s Certificate of Merit for her contribution to a complex money laundering/fraud investigation.

Lindsey recently re-joined Cains having been engaged by the Isle of Man Government between October 2016 and June 2019 to set up the Island’s Financial Intelligence Unit. During this time Lindsey also served as a member of the Egmont Committee of financial intelligence units, a united body of 164 financial intelligence units from around the globe.

Lindsey has been hailed as “knowledgeable and approachable”, with clients briefing her “because they don’t want her on the other side”. She has also been described as “extremely experienced in her field and …excellent with clients.  A superb lawyer.”


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Case history.

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    • Irving v Attorney General and others

      Acted for H.M. Attorney General and other members of the Isle of Man Government in relation to an appeal brought by the claimants against the striking out of their claim for damages (in excess of £3.5 million).

    • Re JSC Parex Banka

      Acted for this Latvian bank in relation to the appointment of a receiver over shares in an Isle of Man company.

    • Re LCL Insurance Company limited

      Acted for the applicant in relation to seeking court sanction for an insurance business transfer scheme.

    • H.M. Attorney General v John Trevor Roche Baines and Wendy Nicolau de Almeida Baines

      Acted for H.M. Attorney General in relation to money laundering and false accounting proceedings, including related doleance (judicial review) proceedings.

    • USA v Poyiadjis

      Acted for H.M Attorney General/the United States Department of Justice in a US$200 million repatriation of funds to the United States.

    • Appeal of Michael John Culverhouse, Chief Constable of the Isle of Man Constabulary

      Acted for the Chief Constable in proceedings concerning a constable’s consent under local anti-money laundering legislation.

    • Petition of Singer & Friedlander Investment Management (IOM) Limited

      Represented the petitioner in respect of an application for directions regarding the distribution of clients’ money following the liquidation of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (Isle of Man) limted.

    • Petition of Michale John Fayle, Liquidator of RAB Multi Strategy Fund PLC (in liquidation)

      represented the petitioner in respect of an application to the court for directions as to the construction of the company’s articles.

    • Petition of Alliance & Leicester International Limited

      Represented the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigations, Dublin in relation to a petition brought by the bank for the direction of the court due to concerns the bank may be held liable as a constructive trustee.