Isle of Man: Cains praised by Chief Constable for Role in Isle of Man's Largest Fraud Investigation
Last Updated: 22 April 2010

A Senior Associate at Cains, the independent Isle of Man law firm, has been awarded a certificate of merit for meritorious work by the Island’s Chief Constable Mike Langdon for her contribution in the successful resolution a large scale fraud and money laundering investigation.

Lindsey Bermingham was presented with the certificate at a ceremony on 24th March in the Sefton Hotel, Douglas, and commended for her "outstanding dedication, professionalism and investigative skill in the case of a large scale complex fraud that involved jurisdictions around the world and culminated in the successful conviction of Island residents for money laundering $175 million". Detective Sergeant Lynne Skelly, Detective Constable Dave Moore and Jeanette Kessler (Forensic Accountant), all of the Isle of Man’s Financial Crime Unit, also received the certificate.

Back row left to right: Chief Constable Mike Langdon, Detective Constable Dave Moore, Detective Chief Inspector John Mitchell (Head of the Isle of Man Constabulary Financial Crime Unit). Front row left to right: Jeanette Kessler (Forensic Accountant), Lindsey Bermingham, the Lieutenant Governor Vice-Admiral Sir Paul Haddocks, KCB.

Mrs Bermingham, a Manx Advocate who joined Cains in 2007, provided legal counsel to the investigators and Attorney General in the largest and most complex money laundering / fraud investigation ever undertaken on the Island.

Cains Head of Litigation Seth Caine said: "We are very proud of Lindsey’s work on this complex investigation. The commendation reflects the high calibre of lawyers at Cains as well as the quality of the Isle of Man’s Financial Crime Unit and the Island as an international financial centre".

In recognition of her role in the investigation Lindsey also received a plaque from the United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York, citing her "invaluable assistance, sage advice, skillful advocacy and uncompromising commitment" in the repatriation of funds from the Isle of Man.

Mrs Bermingham’s practice areas at Cains include general commercial litigation, mutual legal assistance requests from foreign jurisdictions, fraud and asset tracing and money laundering matters. Prior to joining Cains Mrs Bermingham spent seven years at H.M. Attorney General's Chambers, Isle of Man.

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