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Robinson Recognised By Chambers, Legal Week

Robinson Recognised By Chambers, Legal Week

Partner Keith Robinson of law firm Carey Olsen Bermuda has maintained his ranking as a Band 1 practitioner in ‘offshore trusts’ in the 2018 Chambers High Net Worth [HNW] guide, and has also been recognised in Legal Week’s 2018 Private Client Global Elite list of the top private client lawyers from around the world. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Conyers Lawyers Make Private Client Global List

Conyers Lawyers Make Private Client Global List

The Private Client Global Elite list, which names the world’s top lawyers advising ultra-high net worth clients, this year includes six lawyers from Conyers Dill & Pearman. Those listed are Alec Anderson, Ben Adamson, Jeffrey Elkinson, Craig MacIntyre and Peter Pearman, all directors in the Bermuda office, and Robert Lindley of the Cayman office. Launched... Read more of this article

Schrum Recognised In Private Client Global

Schrum Recognised In Private Client Global

Appleby lawyers from across their global offices have again been recognised in Legal Week’s, Private Client Global Elite for 2018, including Bermuda Partner Vanessa Schrum. “The Private Client Global Elite print and digital supplement profiles 200 top trust and estate legal practitioners – including private client lawyers, tax lawyers, litigators... Read more of this article

Shade Subair Williams Appointed Puisne Judge

Shade Subair Williams Appointed Puisne Judge

Government House announced today [June 29] that Shade Subair Williams has been appointed to the Island’s Supreme Court as a Puisne Judge with effect from 6 July 2018. Government House said, “Government House announced today that following interviews carried out by the Judicial and Legal Services Committee and consultation with the Chief Justice,... Read more of this article

Appleby Bermuda Promote Boys, Carr & Tildesley

Appleby Bermuda Promote Boys, Carr & Tildesley

Law firm Appleby has announced three Senior Associate promotions in Bermuda. The promotions are across two practice groups, Corporate and Dispute Resolution. These promotions are in addition to the five partner promotions announced in April 2018. Tiffany Boys, Matthew Carr and Hannah TildesleyThe company said, “Tiffany Boys has been promoted... Read more of this article

Judiciary Benchbook On ‘Equal Treatment’

Judiciary Benchbook On ‘Equal Treatment’

The Judiciary of Bermuda formally adopted an Equal Treatment Benchbook which provides judicial officers with “tools to assist them in achieving the goal of equal treatment when handling cases involving persons whose ‘differences’ are likely to put them at a disadvantage.” A spokesperson said, “On June 4, 2018, the Judiciary of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Chief Justice: Legislative Support Appreciated

Chief Justice: Legislative Support Appreciated

“In light of recent complaints made by him about the lack of support on the administrative front,” the Chief Justice considers that it is important for him to publicly express his “appreciation for enhanced legislative support” the Attorney-General and her Chambers have provided to the Judiciary. A statement from the Judicial... Read more of this article

Attorney General: 79% Of Posts Currently Filled

Attorney General: 79% Of Posts Currently Filled

“79% [46 of the 58 posts] are currently filled” which is in “stark contrast to the press release claiming an occupancy rate of only 49%,” Attorney General Kathy Simmons said. Her comments follow after circular released by the Acting Registrar said there will be a “reduction of the scope of services provided to Bermuda by the... Read more of this article

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