Bermuda Law: textbooks and publications

There is a steadily increasing supply of textbooks and publications that cover issues of Bermuda law, without which no Bermuda legal library would be complete.

This is a reflection, I would suggest, of Bermuda’s maturity, longevity, and legal stability as a jurisdiction, both for international and local business.

Some examples (in no particular order, and with apologies for any omissions) include:

  • British Overseas Territory Law, Hart Publishing, ed Hendry and Dickson (2011)
  • The Bermuda Form: Interpretation and Dispute Resolution of Excess Liability Insurance, OUP, ed Scorey, Geddes, and Harris (2nd edition due in December 2016)
  • Liability Insurance in International Arbitration: The Bermuda Form, Hart Publishing, ed Jacobs, Masters, and Stanlie (2nd edition, January 2011)
  • The Law of Reinsurance in England and Bermuda, Sweet & Maxwell, ed O’Neill and Woloniecki (now in its 4th edition, October 2015)
  • Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands Company Law, Sweet & Maxwell Asia, ed Bickley (now in its 4th edition, October 2013)
  • Offshore Commercial Law in Bermuda, Wildy Simmons & Hill, ed Kawaley (January 2013)
  • Cross-Border Judicial Cooperation in Offshore Litigation (The British Offshore World), Wildy Simmons & Hill, ed Kawaley, Bolton, Mayor (2nd edition, April 2016)
  • Directors’ Liability and Indemnification: A Global Guide, Globe Law and Business, ed Smerdon (3rd edition, July 2016)
  • Bermuda Commercial Law, Sweet & Maxwell Hong Kong, ed Mann and Hurrion (March 2016)
  • Cross-Frontier Insolvency of Insurance Companies, Sweet & Maxwell, ed Moss, Kawaley, Seife, and Montgomery (2001)
  • Global Financial Crisis: Navigating and Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Aspects, Globe Law and Business, ed Bruno and Cano (September 2009)
  • International Trust Disputes, OUP, ed Collins, Kempster, McMillan, and Meek (January 2012)
  • Enforcement of Money Judgments, Juris, ed Newman (published 2000, updated 2016)
  • Attachment of Assets, Juris, ed Newman (published 1999, updated 2016)
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution, Tottel/Bloomsbury Professional, ed Warne (2009)
  • The Law of Wills and Estates in Bermuda, Appleby self-published, Mello (8th edition, 2015)
  • International Estate Planning, LexisNexis, ed Christensen (2nd edition, 2012)
  • Held Captive: A History of International Insurance in Bermuda, Oakwell Boulton, ed Duffy (2004)

It is also worth noting that Mr. Justice Stephen Hellman, one of Bermuda’s Commercial Court judges, is one of the General Editors of Mitchell, Taylor and Talbot on Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime, Sweet & Maxwell (3rd edition, 2012), one of the leading textbooks on the topic.

There are also very informative chapters on a wide range of topics under Bermuda law, published and updated annually by professional publishing houses, including:

The Centre for Justice Bermuda also maintains a hard-copy library and it has published a number of publications/seminar papers on issues of Bermuda constitutional and human rights law:









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