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Oyster Consultant Offers Legal Education Lecture

Oyster Consultant Offers Legal Education Lecture

Oyster Consulting [Bermuda] Ltd Consultant Henry M. Komansky presented his second CLE lecture to the Bermuda Bar Association on April 6 to discuss changes to Bermuda’s Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing requirements. A spokesperson said, “On 1 January 2016, the long-pending Bermuda Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2015 became law.... Read more of this article

Info Session On Island’s Liquor Licensing Laws

Info Session On Island’s Liquor Licensing Laws

The Bermuda Police Service will host a public information session for entrepreneurs and promoters in conjunction with the Liquor Licensing Authority [LLA] on Wednesday, April 27 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Dame Lois Brown Evans building. A police spokesperson said, “On Wednesday the 27th of April from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, the Bermuda Police Service... Read more of this article

CD&P: New Legislation Will Enhance Jurisdiction

CD&P: New Legislation Will Enhance Jurisdiction

New legislation governing contracts will significantly help the Island’s commercial sector and enhance the attractiveness of the jurisdiction in both the funds and insurance space, according to some Bermuda attorneys. Elizabeth Denman, a Director in the Corporate department at Conyers Dill & Pearman, said The Contracts [Rights of Third Parties]... Read more of this article

Governor Appoints Registrar To Supreme Court

Governor Appoints Registrar To Supreme Court

The Governor, Mr George Fergusson, has announced today that he has appointed Ms Shade Subair Williams to succeed Ms Charlene Scott as Registrar to the Supreme Court. Mr Fergusson said, “I am very pleased to announce Ms Subair Williams’ appointment, following the recommendation of the Judicial & Legal Services Committee. :She is highly qualified... Read more of this article

Oyster Consultant Gives Lecture To Bermuda Bar

Oyster Consultant Gives Lecture To Bermuda Bar

Oyster Consulting Bermuda Ltd consultant Henry M. Komansky presented a CLE lecture to the Bermuda Bar Association on February 17 in order to discuss changes to Bermuda’s Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing requirements. A spokesperson said, “On January 1, 2016, the long-pending Bermuda Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act 2015 became law.... Read more of this article

DPP Implements Code For Crown Counsel

DPP Implements Code For Crown Counsel

Today the Department of Public Prosecutions [DPP] has announced the creation and implementation of a Code for Crown Counsel for prosecutors within the department. The Director of the DPP, Mr. Rory Field said the aim of the new Code is to serve as an important tool for the Crown Counsel in the Department, as well as enhance the public’s understanding... Read more of this article

Video: Civil Union Legislation Presentation

Video: Civil Union Legislation Presentation

[Updated with video] The Ministry of Community, Culture & Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs hosted their first “public information session regarding civil unions” last night, with Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin previously saying “we received considerable input and written submissions from advocacy groups on both sides of the discussion.... Read more of this article

Chief Justice: Opening Of Bermuda’s Legal Year

Chief Justice: Opening Of Bermuda’s Legal Year

“One of the main challenges facing any legal community in a financial centre dominated by international business interests is mastering the art of maintaining the extremely delicate balance between the interests of the moneyed few and the wage-dependent many,” Chief Justice Ian Kawaley said, adding that, “Disparities of wealth, both... Read more of this article

Photos: Special Sitting Of The Supreme Court

Photos: Special Sitting Of The Supreme Court

A Special Sitting of the Supreme Court was held on Friday [Jan 22] to mark the Ceremonial Opening of Bermuda’s 2016 Legal Year. Chief Justice Ian Kawaley said, “This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first sitting of the Court of General Assize on June 15, 1616. “It will afford us an opportunity, over the course of the year, not... Read more of this article

90 Min Video: “Race, Law & History” Presentation

90 Min Video: “Race, Law & History” Presentation

The Bermuda Centre for Justice and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities [TORCH] Race and Resistance Network hosted an event for the members of the Bermuda Bar Association on January 11, with the keynote address given by the Chief Justice of Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “‘Race, Law and History’ explored the intersection of... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Case Heading To Court

Same Sex Marriage Case Heading To Court

Lawyer Mark Pettingill is preparing to take a case to allow two gay people to marry in Bermuda to court. Mr Pettingill, a former Attorney-General, last week filed a notice of marriage to the Registrar General on behalf of Bermudian Ijumo Hayward, who lives in Atlanta and who wants to marry his American partner Clarence Williams on the Island. Podcast... Read more of this article

Government Delays Tobacco Control Legislation

Government Delays Tobacco Control Legislation

Following an extensive debate in the House of Assembly on Friday [Dec 4], Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden said she would “rise and report” on the Tobacco Control Act 2015, which means the legislation will be delayed. The Bill seeks to make a number of changes including, but not limited to, prohibiting the sale... Read more of this article

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