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Conyers Receives IFLR1000 Top Recognition

Conyers Receives IFLR1000 Top Recognition

IFLR1000 has published its 2018 rankings. In Bermuda, Conyers has maintained a Tier 1 position in Corporate & Finance, and experienced a 60% increase in the number of ranked lawyers. With these results, Conyers continues to have more ranked corporate lawyers than any other Bermuda firm. IFLR1000 cited the Firm’s work on a number of capital markets... Read more of this article

MJM Attorneys Ranked As ‘Leaders In Field’

MJM Attorneys Ranked As ‘Leaders In Field’

MJM Limited announced that research for Chambers Global 2018 has finished and, in an advanced ranking announcement from this Monday, the global law firm rating agency disclosed that several MJM attorneys will be featured as “Leaders in their Field” and that MJM Limited will be ranked in the forthcoming edition of Chambers Global Guides. Fozeia... Read more of this article

Column: Land Tax Bills After Selling House?

Column: Land Tax Bills After Selling House?

[Written by Harry Kessaram] Remember learning about the Boston Tea party in history class and the rallying cry, “no taxation without representation”? Well, if you find yourself being billed for land tax on a house you’ve sold, that could be a case of “taxation without accurate representation”. Simply put, you may still be represented as the... Read more of this article

Court Cooperation Between Singapore, Bermuda

Court Cooperation Between Singapore, Bermuda

The Supreme Court of Bermuda has entered into two agreements with the Supreme Court of Singapore designed to facilitate cooperation between the two courts. A statement from the judiciary said, “Cooperation between commercial courts and commercial judges in different jurisdictions is important in various legal fields, in particular the enforcement... Read more of this article

Assistant Justices For Civil & Commercial Courts

Assistant Justices For Civil & Commercial Courts

Nine lawyers have agreed to accept part-time appointments as Assistant Justices in the Civil and Commercial Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Bermuda on an as needed basis. Name – Jurisdiction – Called to the Bermuda Bar 1. John E. Riihiluoma FCIArb* – Civil/Commercial – 3 March 1978 2. David R. Kessaram FCIArb* –... Read more of this article

Lawyer Eugene Johnston To Speak At ThinkFest

Lawyer Eugene Johnston To Speak At ThinkFest

Think Media announced that ThinkFest 2017 continues on Sunday October 8 with ‘Nguvu – the bedroom, the classroom and the ballot box’ – a talk by lawyer Eugene Johnston. “Grounded in research and experiential learning, Johnston’s presentation will examine our responsibility as adults, offer a searing critique of the structure... Read more of this article

Conyers Band 1 Ranking For Offshore Trusts

Conyers Band 1 Ranking For Offshore Trusts

Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Bermuda and Cayman Islands Private Client & Trust practices have retained Band 1 ranking in Chambers & Partners’ High Net Worth Guide. Conyers remains the only offshore firm ranked Band 1 in both regions. Recommended Lawyers Band 1Alec Anderson, Director & Global Head of Private Client & Trust Narinder... Read more of this article

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] Hello Hackers My veterinarian was recently hacked. Someone wanted to extort money from them as ransom for private information they held. On dogs… and cats. And of course, more realistically, their clients. It was dealt with and they beefed up their software and data systems. But, to me, it was a telling example... Read more of this article

Samuel Martin Called To The Bermuda Bar

Samuel Martin Called To The Bermuda Bar

MJM Limited announced that Samuel Martin was recently called to the Bermuda Bar by the Hon Chief Justice Ian Kawaley. Mr Martin’s call to the Bar was moved by his Dad, Andrew Martin, and seconded by his uncle, Peter Martin, who are both shareholders and directors of MJM Limited.He went to Warwick Academy until the sixth form, when he transferred... Read more of this article

Marshall Diel & Myers Scholarships Awarded

Marshall Diel & Myers Scholarships Awarded

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited announces that Victoria Stephens is their Legal Scholarship Award recipient for 2017 and will receive $15,000 to assist with the cost of pursuing her legal studies, while William Finnerty will also receive a bursary from Marshall Diel & Myers Limited in the sum of $5,000. Adam Richards, Managing Director at Marshall... Read more of this article

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