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Reduction Of Services Due To ‘Staffing Crisis’

Reduction Of Services Due To ‘Staffing Crisis’

[Updated] There will be a “reduction of the scope of services provided to Bermuda by the Judicial Department” which is a “direct result of the Department’s relentless staffing crisis” as “with just a 51% complement of staff” they are “no longer in a position to continue to attempt to provide full services.” This... Read more of this article

Discounted Legal Services For BEDC Members

Discounted Legal Services For BEDC Members

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] has entered into an agreement with law firm Cox Hallett Wilkinson [CHW], so that members registered with the BEDC can obtain advice and legal services — specifically those relating to incorporations, LLCs, and local partnerships — at a discounted cost. “CHW has agreed to assist local... Read more of this article

Carey Olsen Bermuda Appoints Cheri Minors

Carey Olsen Bermuda Appoints Cheri Minors

Law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has appointed Cheri Minors as a senior associate in its trusts and private wealth practice, reporting into partner Keith Robinson. Ms Minors, who joins the firm after working as in-house legal counsel and group compliance manager for an international insurance company, has more than seven years’ experience across of... Read more of this article

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Appoint Carol Clarke

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Appoint Carol Clarke

CHW said their “growth strategy continues with another new hire, this time in the Corporate Department,” with Carol Clarke joining “from another leading Bermuda firm as Counsel.” “With over 20 years in practice, Carol will apply her knowledge and experience in a leadership role in the Corporate Department, managing client... Read more of this article

From Prison To Law Student: Anthony Swan

From Prison To Law Student: Anthony Swan

From prison inmate to law student, Bermudian Anthony Swan has made an impressive transition, and he hopes to use his struggles in the past to help work towards the “betterment of our island home.” The 30-year-old was previously convicted for a gun crime, and after leaving prison has put his full energy into improving himself, and is currently... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bar Council Officers & Members

Bermuda Bar Council Officers & Members

At the Annual General Meeting of the Bermuda Bar Association held on Friday,  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 as follows: Officers:President – Karen Williams-Smith Vice President – Elizabeth Christopher Honorary Secretary... Read more of this article

OBA Leader On New Chief Justice Appointment

OBA Leader On New Chief Justice Appointment

Governor John Rankin today [April 25] announced the appointment of Mr Narinder Hargun as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, from 14 July 2018. Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden tonight said, “I welcome the decision by His Excellency the Governor to accept the recommendation of the Judicial and Legal Services Committee to name Narinder... Read more of this article

Narinder Hargun Appointed New Chief Justice

Narinder Hargun Appointed New Chief Justice

[Updated] Governor John Rankin has announced the appointment of Mr Narinder Hargun as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, from 14 July 2018. He replaces Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley who announced last year he would be stepping down in July. Governor Rankin said “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Narinder Hargun as Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Carey Olsen Bermuda Appoints Mary Ward

Carey Olsen Bermuda Appoints Mary Ward

Offshore law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has appointed Mary Ward as a partner in its corporate practice. Ms Ward will join Carey Olsen Bermuda after 15 years at Conyers Dill & Pearman. Prior to her arrival in Bermuda, Ms Ward worked for international law firms Linklaters in New York and Slaughter and May in London. She was called to the Bar of England... Read more of this article

Minister Caines Pays Tribute To Justice Georges

Minister Caines Pays Tribute To Justice Georges

The Minister of National Security and Acting Attorney General Wayne Caines extended condolences following the passing of His Lordship, Justice Ephraim Georges, who died on March 15, 2018. From 1984 to 1988, Justice Georges served as a Magistrate in Bermuda, and in 1987, for a period of three months, he served as an acting Supreme Court Justice. Justice... Read more of this article

CD&P Promotes Victor Richards To Director

CD&P Promotes Victor Richards To Director

Conyers Dill & Pearman announced that Victor Richards has been appointed Director in the Corporate department of the Bermuda office. “We congratulate Victor on his well-deserved promotion. He is a talented lawyer who brings much expertise to our corporate practice and provides a first-class level of service to clients,” said Christian Luthi,... Read more of this article

Appleby Promotes Five In Bermuda Office

Appleby Promotes Five In Bermuda Office

Law firm Appleby has announced nine promotions across its Bermuda, Cayman and Isle of Man offices, with five of the promotions in their Bermuda office. All promotions are effective 1 April 2018, subject to the appropriate immigration approvals. Appleby Group Managing Partner, Michael O’Connell, said: “These appointments reflect our ambitious growth... Read more of this article

Arantxa King Admitted To New York State Bar

Arantxa King Admitted To New York State Bar

Arantxa King — who represented Bermuda at two Olympic Games — was recently admitted into the New York State Bar. This follows after Ms. King graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2017. During her time in law school, she served as an Executive Editor for the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Vice President of the Black Law... Read more of this article