Premier disappointed by DPP appointment

On January 6, 2015, in News, by Site Admin

  Michael Dunkley expressed his disappointment last night after Rory Field, the English barrister, was reappointed as the Island’s top prosecutor. Mr Field was yesterday given another two years as Director of Public Prosecutions by Governor George Fergusson — despite previous commitments to try to find a Bermudian to fill the job. The Premier “strongly […]


Bermuda Bar gathers to honour retiring justices

On November 25, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

Members of the Bermuda Bar gathered at a special sitting on Friday morning to thank the Rt Hon Justice Zacca, President of the Court of Appeal and Sir Anthony Evans, both of whom have retired from the Court of Appeal Circuit. Sir Scott Baker has been appointed as its new president. President of the Bermuda […]


Senior Magistrate honoured

On October 16, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner was honoured yesterday by his colleagues in the court in advance of his retirement as Senior Magistrate. While Mr Warner will be finishing his time in the post on October 19, he will continue to take the bench as a Magistrate for another two years. Mr Warner told the gathering that […]


Surge in number of ‘DIY litigants’

On September 27, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

A surge in the number of people representing themselves in court has caused new challenges for the judicial system. Chief Justice, Ian Kawaley, told The Royal Gazette that the new phenomenon meant judges had to play an even more active role in hearings to ensure the unrepresented litigants understood the legal process. The rise of […]


Female lawyer attacked at court

On August 29, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

A female lawyer had to be treated in hospital today after she was attacked as she left the Supreme Court. Georgia Marshall is understood to have been assaulted after leaving the Chambers of Puisne Judge Norma Wade-Miller. Police confirmed that a 59-year-old man had arrested in connection with the incident. “Police responded to a report […]


Bar Association’s 4K walk raises $10,000 for charity

On May 8, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

A Bermuda Bar Association team raised more than $10,000 for school meals. From left: Kelly Hunt, of the Coalition for the Protection of Children, Bar Association vice president Richard Horseman, CedarBridge Academy social worker Marilyn Jackson, Bar Association president Justin Williams, lawyer Elizabeth Christopher and Deputy Director of Public Prosections Cindy Clarke. A legal team […]


Bar Council moves to ‘uphold the standards’ of legal profession

On April 24, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

The Bermuda Bar Council wants to ensure legal practitioners meet a set of standards for post-qualification experience before they go into sole practice. The Bermuda Bar Association president Justin Williams, who was re-elected to the position for a second year at the professional organisation’s annual general meeting yesterday, told members that they would send recommendations […]


Courtroom is packed as former Chief Justice Sir Richard Ground is lauded

On March 19, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

Senior Crown Council Susan Mulligan signs a condolence book for the late former Chief Justice Sir Richard Ground. ((Photo by Mark Tatem))   Related Stories Bermuda’s late former Chief Justice Sir Richard Ground, who died last month at the age of 64, was yesterday lauded at a packed special sitting of the Supreme Court. Opening […]


Former Chief Justice Sir Richard Ground dies

On February 24, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

  Former Chief Justice Sir Richard Ground   Former Chief Justice of Bermuda Sir Richard Ground, who presided over the Island’s Supreme Court for eight years, has died at the age of 64. Sir Richard passed away on Saturday at his home in Grindleford, Derbyshire, following treatment for cancer. Premier Craig Cannonier last night hailed […]


Bar Association looks at ‘no win, no fee’ and ‘success fee’ options

On January 28, 2014, in News, by Site Admin

Bermuda’s barristers have launched a bid to make it easier for people to undertake expensive civil proceedings in court. And the Island’s legal profession want Government to change the law to allow “no win, no fee” and “success fee” arrangements to allow more people to raise civil actions in court. Bermuda Bar Association president Justin […]