Standing Committee On Judicial, Legal Services

On November 1, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Site Admin

              Governor George Fergusson has appointed a Standing Committee on Judicial and Legal Services to advise him on his Constitutional responsibilities relating to the Judiciary. These include his power to appoint Judges and Magistrates and to make decisions concerning complaints about Judicial conduct [other than issues relating to judgments […]

 

Bar Association to look at legal fees

On May 31, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Site Admin

By Rebecca Zuill- Royal Gazette The structure of legal fees is under review by the Bermuda Bar Association. The President of the Bar Association Justin Williams has formed a subcommittee to consider whether conditional or contingency fee arrangements are feasible for Bermuda’s legal profession, if they should be permitted for civil cases and, if so, […]

 

New Bar Council head hopes to bring back right to QC status

On April 22, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Site Admin

The new President of the Bermuda Bar Council has put the re-establishment of Queen’s Counsel status on the agenda. Bermudian barrister Justin Williams, elected to the position at the legal fraternity’s governing body’s annual general meeting last Wednesday, said he has several immediate goals including the exploration of the reintroduction of the prestigious designation, which […]

 

Law students make their points in law case contest

On August 7, 2012, in News, by Site Admin

From: The Royal Gazette Bermudian law students tested their skills in front of the Chief Justice and other top lawyers during an event in memory of late Puisne Judge Hector Barcilon. The students argued a hypothetical civil case about a child who was injured when she rode her bike onto a government construction site run […]

Court veteran honoured after 51 years of service

On January 17, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Site Admin

By Elizabeth Roberts- Royal Gazette A longserving member of the Supreme Court staff has been honoured upon her retirement after more than 50 years of service. Assistant Registrar Betty Mroz was presented with an engraved plaque, a picture and travel gift certificate by the Bermuda Bar Association, in conjunction with the Registry of the Supreme […]

 

Madoff liquidator pursues $80m held in the Bank of Bermuda

On April 13, 2009, in News, by Site Admin

Madoff liquidator pursues $80m held in the Bank of Bermuda Liquidators of Bernard Madoff’s company are going after around $80 million being held in the Bank of Bermuda that they believe could be used to help pay off the convicted fraudster‘s swindled investors. Last Wednesday they asked a judge for permission to hire Island lawyer […]

Guest worker faces fatal car crash charges

On April 9, 2009, in News, by Site Admin

Guest worker faces fatal car crash charges A British guest worker was yesterday accused of causing the death of Winston ‘Yogi’ Burrows, the man who died in last weekend’s fatal car crash. Arctic Airconditioning and Refrigeration worker Luke Armstrong, of Southampton, faced six charges in Magistrates’ Court relating to Sunday’s early morning accident. The 24-year-old […]

Senator John McCain Visits Bermuda

On August 22, 2007, in News, by Site Admin

Senator John McCain Visits Bermuda A former Naval aviator, he spent plenty of time at sea during his trip, enjoying a sight-seeing tour hosted by prominent Bermudian lawyer Justin Williams on his 43-foot motor yachtJustified. Speaking as he prepared to fly home yesterday, Senator McCain said: “We’ve had a wonderful trip, and will come back […]

Blair goes fishing with Bermuda lawyer

On January 6, 2007, in News, by Site Admin

Tony Blair was treated to a fishing trip by a leading Bermuda-based lawyer during his recent controversial holiday. The Prime Minister took a four-hour expedition on 30ft motor yacht Knot Guilty, owned by Justin Williams, whose clients include  major banks in Bermuda. Mr. Blair took the trip while his wife Cherie and their children were […]

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