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Liquor ID Check Policy In Effect On Oct 1st

Liquor ID Check Policy In Effect On Oct 1st

The Ministry of National Security are reminding the public that the Liquor License Amendment Act comes into effect on Wednesday 1st October 2014. A spokesperson said, “The Ministry of National Security in partnership with the Department of National Drug Control and CADA, launched a community awareness campaign to announce the enactment of the... Read more of this article

Minister Proposes Amendment To Trustee Act

Minister Proposes Amendment To Trustee Act

In the House of Assembly today [July 11], Minister of Education & Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons introduced an amendment bill that proposes to amend the Trustee Act 1975 in order to “provide greater flexibility, clarity and certainty in our legislation with respect to the conduct of trust business in Bermuda.” Dr. Gibbons said,... Read more of this article

Full Bills: Public Access to Information [PATI]

Full Bills: Public Access to Information [PATI]

The Public Access to Information Regulations 2014 was tabled in the House of Assembly this past Friday, with Premier Michael Dunkley saying the plan was to have PATI fully operational by April 2015. The Act and the Regulations are due to come into operation on 1st April 2015, and from that date, members of the public will be able to make requests for... Read more of this article

Lawyers Promote Bermuda In Switzerland

Lawyers Promote Bermuda In Switzerland

Two lawyers have just returned to Bermuda after promoting the island at a conference in Switzerland. Jeffrey Elkinson, a director in the Conyers Dill & Pearman Litigation and Insolvency department, and Peter Pearman, a director in the firm’s Private Client and Trust department, both spoke at the Transcontinental Trusts Conference, in Geneva. The... Read more of this article

Proposed Amendment: 12 Months Before Parole

Proposed Amendment: 12 Months Before Parole

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 4], Premier Michael Dunkley outlined the proposed amendment to section 12 of the Prison Act 2001 which would require that incarcerated persons must serve a minimum of 12 months before being eligible for parole. Premier Dunkley said, “The parole process starts at the beginning of an inmate’s incarceration.... Read more of this article

Judiciary Comments: Jailing People Over Debt

Judiciary Comments: Jailing People Over Debt

The judiciary of Bermuda has commented on people being incarcerated for debt, saying under existing law no “debtor should ever be imprisoned solely because they are genuinely unable to pay their debts” and that “imprisonment will only take place where a debtor has deliberately failed to comply with a court order…” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

City Seeks Ruling On Legality Of Car Clamping

City Seeks Ruling On Legality Of Car Clamping

The Corporation of Hamilton said they are “actively seeking a ruling from the Supreme Court of Bermuda in response to the suggestion from the Senior Magistrate that clamping is illegal.” Last week another clamping case was dismissed in the Courts, with Senior Magistrate Archie Warner saying that in line with comments that he had made previously,... Read more of this article

Centre For Justice Extends Call For Papers

Centre For Justice Extends Call For Papers

In commemoration of 180 years since the abolition of slavery in Bermuda and the development of human rights since then, the Centre for Justice is organizing a conference on rights, civil liberties, and the administration of justice. Members of the public are invited to submit essays to be included as part of a panel discussion. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

John Hindess Called To The Bermuda Bar

John Hindess Called To The Bermuda Bar

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited’s new associate John Hindess [pictured] was called to the Bermuda Bar earlier today [June 13]. Mr. Hindess joined the Litigation and Advice Team at Marshall Diel & Myers Ltd. at the beginning of June 2014 and was eager to obtain rights of audience in the Courts of Bermuda. Mr. Hindess was born and raised... Read more of this article

Legal Analysis: Candidates Disclosing Contracts

Legal Analysis: Candidates Disclosing Contracts

The Centre for Justice provided the Parliamentary Select Committee on Elections with a legal analysis on the obligations of candidates in Parliamentary Elections to make disclosures of contracts that they may have with the Government of Bermuda. The law relating to candidates’ disclosure is contained in section 30[6] of the Bermuda Constitution Order,... Read more of this article


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