MJM’s Dispute Resolution Team Ranked BAND 1 in Bermuda by Chambers Global 2018

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MJM Limited is pleased to announce that its Dispute Resolution Team is Ranked BAND 1 in Bermuda in results released today by Chambers & Partners in the Chambers Global 2018 rankings.

Chambers reported the following:

What the team is known for Distinguished, independent Bermudian firm that is widely respected in the jurisdiction. Maintains a very strong reputation for domestic Bermudian cases and is regularly instructed by the government of Bermuda on a variety of constitutional and public law matters. Also possesses expertise in a broad range of other areas, including trust and employment disputes.

Strengths Sources praise the team for its “strategic advice.” The litigation department is also said to be “very knowledgeable” and to provide “superb turnaround.”

Work highlights Acted for Bermuda’s Ministry of Home Affairs in a long-running land compensation claim against the Corporation of Hamilton concerning Hamilton Waterfront.

Successfully represented the Electricity Supply Trade Union in a breach of contract dispute against the Bermuda Electric Light Company. This case related to the provision of free healthcare to union retirees and was reported as the first class action to be heard by Bermuda’s Supreme Court.

Significant clients Archer, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority, EY, HSBC Bermuda, Renaissance Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Alan Dunch impresses sources with his “superlative litigation skills.” One client related: “He was very quick to grasp the facts and prepare a comprehensive, successful case.” Another source said: “He is one of Bermuda’s best advocates. You get bang for your buck when you go with Alan.”

Andrew Martin is a highly experienced litigator who is described as a “gentlemanly, calm and measured advocate” with “a keen understanding of Bermuda’s legislative, regulatory and political environment.” Also praised for his commercial approach, Martin’s practice spans insolvency, trust and employment disputes in addition to general commercial litigation.

Fozeia Rana-Fahy “instils great confidence in her clients,” stated one interviewee. She has a broad practice which encompasses employment and trust disputes as well as major banking and insurance matters. Sources regard her as “knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic. She is attuned to the external factors that may impact a case and is also very approachable.”

Throughout the years, MJM has been consistently recognized by Chambers Global as a leading firm in Bermuda.

Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990 and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. The Global Rankings 2018 draw upon extensive research and recognise notable achievements in the international legal market over the past year.

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