Our People- The Barristers & Attorneys
D Justin Williams, LLB (Hons), J.P.- Founder
D Justin Williams, LLB, JP, born July 5th, 1965 was admitted to the bar 1988 in the UK and to the Bermuda bar in 1989. Educated at Downside School, Bath, England and Inns of Court School of Law (LL.B., Hons., 1988) Recipient of the Campbell Foster Award 1988. Justin is also a member of the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple; Bermuda and International Bar Associations and is currently the President of the Bermuda Bar Association, 2013. Justin’s practise areas include Civil Litigation, Corporate, Commercial, Reinsurance and Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Matrimonial Litigation, and Property Litigation. Justin is also currently Acting Supreme Court Judge, Acting Magistrate, Coroner, Chairman of Family Court & Arbitrator.
John H Cooper, J.P.
John Cooper, J.P. born February 2, 1945 was admitted to the bars of Ontario and Bermuda in 1974 having studied at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University (LL.B 1972) He is a member, Bermuda Bar Association, Honorary Secretary (1987-1991) Vice President (1991-1993) and President (1993-1995)
John’s practise areas include Commercial and Corporate Litigation, Personal Injury litigation, Matrimonial litigation.
Evatt Tamine (of counsel)
Evatt Tamine, born Sydney Australia, May 24, 1964. Was admitted to the bar 1989, Barrister, New South Wales, 1990, Barrister and Solicitor, A.C.T.,1991, Barrister Queensland, 1996, Solicitor, England and Wales,1998, Attorney at Law, Turks and Caicos Islands, 1999, Bermuda. Member of News South Wales and Turks and Caicos Islands Bar Associations, Law Society of England and Wales and the Bermuda Bar Association. Evatt’s practrise areas include Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Insolvency.
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Sophie Tod (of counsel)
Sophie has approximately 10 years of experience and has worked for leading law firms in Geneva, the UK and Bermuda. She was also formerly legal counsel for the Bermuda Monetary Authority, advising on the regulation of the trust, insurance and investment industries and assisted in the drafting of associated Bermuda legislation. Ms Tod is a member of STEP and has served on the executive committee in Bermuda. Ms Tod specialises in providing non-contentious trust services to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, private banks, charities and trust companies. She advises on a wide range of wealth planning structures including trusts, private trust companies, corporate trustees, insurance entities, unit trusts and pension schemes.
Barry McKay QC (former Solicitor General), (Consultant)
I was proud to be appointed Solicitor-General because it gave me the opportunity to continue my career in public service and to help develop my team of lawyers in providing a high quality of legal services to Government mindful of the need to protect the public interest and to safeguard and preserve the Constitution of Bermuda and the fundamental rights and freedoms which it enshrines. I also pledged to uphold the traditions and high standards of equity, fairness and justice which my post demanded. I joined the United Kingdom Civil Service in 1966 after an open competition and served for the next 31 years in Her Majesty’s Customs and Exercise. I was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1985. In 1997, after a UK Government Legal Service open competition, I was appointed an Assistant Treasury Solicitor. For the next 7 years I was a Director of two civil litigation groups providing a wide range of legal services to all UK Government Departments and Agencies. During my time at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department I took a primary role in several public inquiries including Lord Phillips (BSE Mad Cow Disease) and Lord Hutton (Death of Dr. Kelly) Inquiries. Also, during this time I was elected Vice President of the First Division Association of Civil Servants and in 2002 after many years of mentoring and sponsoring legal undergraduates and trainees I was appointed Honorary Fellow of Brunel University. After an open competition in early 2005 I became a Senior Lawyer to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo where I served for the next 3½ years providing legal advice to the Provisional Government and United Nations Institutions in Kosovo.
Brian Calhoun (Of Counsel)
Brian is a graduate of the University of Windsor Law School, Canada, LL.B., Law, Graduated 1976.
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