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Seven Students Receive Legal Education Awards

Seven Students Receive Legal Education Awards

Conyers Dill & Pearman has rewarded seven Bermudian students with their annual legal education award, saying that “given the calibre of applications received, the Firm was delighted to increase the number of recipients, which typically includes between two to four students.” “We congratulate this year’s recipients”, said David... Read more of this article

Column: Transformation, Goodbye Time Sheets

Column: Transformation, Goodbye Time Sheets

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] The AI Transformation begins Every working day, I sit behind my desk and record what I do in increments of 6 minutes. Time recording. Every qualified lawyer in private practice has been exposed to it, whether it be in the form of manually recording it via time sheets, or entering it directly into a specialized... Read more of this article

Column: Will We Need Lawyers By 2050?

Column: Will We Need Lawyers By 2050?

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] My 6 year old son may never have to learn to drive a car. We may at that stage in his life all be driven around in driver-less cars. All thanks to current advancements being made in automation and in artificial intelligence. That fact alone boggles my mind. A Starting Point: Automation vs Artificial Intelligence Artificial... Read more of this article

BeesMont Law Announces New Partners

BeesMont Law Announces New Partners

BeesMont Law Limited has appointed two Bermudian lawyers to the position of partner. The new partners are Allan Doughty and Stephanie Paiva Sanderson. “Allan and Stephanie are both invaluable assets to our firm”, said Sharon A. Beesley, director and CEO of the firm. “We are really delighted to announce these appointments and congratulate them... Read more of this article

Chief Justice Kawaley Attends Meeting In UK

Chief Justice Kawaley Attends Meeting In UK

Bermuda’s Commercial Court has joined the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts which had its inaugural meeting in London on May 4-5, 2017, with Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley representing Bermuda’s Commercial Court at last week’s meeting. Initiated by the Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales Sir John Thomas, the Forum aims to... Read more of this article

Lawyers To Speak At Transcontinental Trust

Lawyers To Speak At Transcontinental Trust

The trust and wealth management sector in Bermuda has experienced significant growth in recent years and has become the choice offshore jurisdiction for the Transcontinental Trusts: International Forum for the last three years. A highlight on the trust industry calendar, the forum attracts over 250 delegates to the Island and will take place from 4-5... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bar Council Officers & Members

Bermuda Bar Council Officers & Members

The Bermuda Bar Association said that at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held on April 26th, provided for by section 5[1] of the Bermuda Bar Act 1974, the membership elected a Bar Council and officers of the Association for the ensuing year. The elected officer and members are: Officers:Karen Williams-Smith, President Christian Luthi,... Read more of this article

Anne Foster Called To The Bermuda Bar

Anne Foster Called To The Bermuda Bar

Anne Foster has been called to the Bermuda Bar, and she joins ASW Law Limited [formerly Attride-Stirling & Woloniecki] dispute resolution team as Senior Counsel. Having obtained her law degree from the University of Leicester, Ms Foster was called to the English Bar by Middle Temple in 1992, and was admitted as an English solicitor in 1997. Before... Read more of this article

Card To Speak On Cyber Risks & Security Panel

Card To Speak On Cyber Risks & Security Panel

Local lawyer, Duncan Card, Managing Principal of Bennett Jones [Bermuda] Ltd., will speak on a panel on cyber risks and security at the 20th Annual Conference of the Association of Trade & Forfaiting in the Americas [ATFA]. Also participating on that panel will be: Noel Pearman, Senior Vice President and Cyber Product Lead, XL Catlin; and, Giles... Read more of this article

Column: Common Legal Issues With Property

Column: Common Legal Issues With Property

[Written by Mathew Kelly] At the property legal clinic I held throughout March, I heard a range of issues from people who attended. Interestingly I found that many people raised the same two issues, namely lost title deeds and conflicts involving parental property. These two problems cannot be easily fixed, yet they can be easily avoided. I suspect... Read more of this article

Conyers Dill & Pearman Promote Chiara Nannini

Conyers Dill & Pearman Promote Chiara Nannini

Conyers Dill & Pearman announced that Chiara Nannini has been appointed to Director in the corporate department of their Bermuda office. “We congratulate Chiara on her promotion. Her talent and commitment have been invaluable assets to our Firm,” said Narinder Hargun, Director & Co-Chairman.Nannini joined Conyers in 2008. Her practice... Read more of this article

Jonathan White Called To The Bermuda Bar

Jonathan White Called To The Bermuda Bar

Jonathan White was called to the Bermuda Bar this month, with the newly qualified Bermudian attorney called by Chief Justice Ian Kawaley during a ceremony in front of a full court room. Mr. White officially became an attorney having successfully completed 12 months of pupillage with Marshall Diel & Myers Limited where he will continue his legal... Read more of this article

Appleby Promotions Reflect ‘Ambitious Plans’

Appleby Promotions Reflect ‘Ambitious Plans’

Law firm Appleby has announced nine promotions across its Bermuda, Cayman, Hong Kong and Isle of Man offices. All promotions are effective 1 April 2017, save for Sebastian Said who was promoted in January. Appleby Group Managing Partner, Michael O’Connell said: “These appointments reflect our ambitious growth plans as an independent law firm. “All... Read more of this article