Another Professional Conduct Complaint against a Bermuda lawyer becomes public …

BermudaReal.com has published two articles recently describing a Professional Conduct Complaint against a Bermuda lawyer, which can be found at this link and this link. Readers are reminded that any accused person remains innocent until proven guilty. But in the meantime, the number (and value) of professional negligence claims, and disciplinary complaints, being asserted against certain members of the Bermuda Bar continues to increase. To what extent could these issues be best addressed by an independent, professional regulator of the Bermudian legal profession? Although the complaints relate to individual lawyers or law firms, the patterns tend to suggest systemic weaknesses … Continue reading Another Professional Conduct Complaint against a Bermuda lawyer becomes public …

Bermuda law firm sued for $18 million

Bermuda law firm, Trott & Duncan, is being sued for more than $18 million by a US insurance company. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company has filed a writ in the Supreme Court claiming that it became involved in a botched bid to build a luxury hotel on the site of Par-la-Ville car park because of allegedly negligent advice that it was given by the firm. Delroy Duncan, one of the named partners at Trott & Duncan, has told the Royal Gazette that the proceedings were “without merit” and would be “contested vigorously”. For more background, see the Royal Gazette’s article. Continue reading Bermuda law firm sued for $18 million

The right to be forgotten?

NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC: A businessman has succeeded in a landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ action against Google, resulting in an order for the de-listing of search results relating to his spent conviction. Warby J heard the cases of two anonymous businessmen (NT1 and NT2), both with spent convictions, and upheld […] via The Round-Up: The Right to Be Forgotten — UK Human Rights Blog Continue reading The right to be forgotten?

Chief Justice Kawaley gives a Cayman Islands judgment … and encourages the parties to try to get along

In a recent “partial ruling” of the Cayman Islands Grand Court, Justice Kawaley ruled in the case of Xiaodu Life Technology on: (a) the scope of the Company’s discovery and the use of keyword searches; (b) whether the number of Information Requests should be limited; and (c) the number and conduct of Management Meetings, including… via Dissenting Shareholders: Judicial Management and e-Discovery — The Offshore Litigation Blog Continue reading Chief Justice Kawaley gives a Cayman Islands judgment … and encourages the parties to try to get along

Artemis reports on Bermuda insurance registrations

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has reported an increased number of insurance and reinsurance company registrations on the island in the first two months of 2018, which was helped by an increase in the number of special purpose insurers (SPI’s) being registered for ILS transactions.The data shows that the capital markets remain a vital component… via Bermuda sees re/insurance registration increase, including SPI’s — Artemis.bm – The Catastrophe Bond, Insurance Linked Securities & Investment, Reinsurance Capital, Alternative Risk Transfer and Weather Risk Management Blog Continue reading Artemis reports on Bermuda insurance registrations

If you thought that criminal justice in the British Overseas Territories was imperfect, what about England and Wales?

An E Mail I received 3rd April …. I am happy to add it to this blog … The Criminal Bar is to take direct action as a result of new legal aid cuts. 741 more words via Direct action by the Criminal Bar — Law and Lawyers Continue reading If you thought that criminal justice in the British Overseas Territories was imperfect, what about England and Wales?

Pension funds and ILS

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), the largest private pension fund in Canada with around $189.5 billion of assets under management, has maintained its key ILS investment relationships with Nephila Capital and RenaissanceRe through the last year. As of the end of December 2017, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) cited two investment positions of… via Ontario Teachers’ maintains large ILS relationships with Nephila & RenRe — Artemis.bm – The Catastrophe Bond, Insurance Linked Securities & Investment, Reinsurance Capital, Alternative Risk Transfer and Weather Risk Management Blog Continue reading Pension funds and ILS