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The MJM Bermuda Law Blog launched in 2013 and focuses on new and interesting issues emerging in Bermuda’s legal sphere. It features information and commentary on trends & topics relevant to Bermuda law.
The blog is authored by MJM attorneys and managers whose wide range of experience and expertise offer insight into Bermuda’s policy developments, legislative changes and legal happenings. We hope you will find the blog engaging, informative and useful.
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John Barritt is a consultant attorney who joined MJM in 2004 following his retirement as a partner from the law firm Appleby Spurling & Kempe where he had a varied practice in litigation, conveyancing (property law) and trusts. Mr. Barritt is a former member of the Bermuda Legislature, having served as an elected Member of Parliament in the House of Assembly from 1993 until he stepped down in September 2011.
Ms. Caines is an associate in MJM Limited’s litigation practice group. She practices in the area of civil litigation and advises on a range of matters including landlord and tenant, matrimonial, debt collection and recovery and immigration. Ms. Caines also appears as duty counsel through the Legal Aid office in the Magistrates’ and Supreme Court. Ms. Caines was the recipient of the Mello Jones & Martin Legal Scholarship Award in 2009. She joined MJM as a pupil in 2010, becoming an associate in 2012. She was appointed a Blackstone Fellow in 2009 and is a Toastmaster, having achieved the competent communicator award.
Louise Charleson is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group. She has extensive experience in advising both local and international clients on a wide range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters including high-value trust disputes and restructures, cases involving telecommunications and regulatory issues, professional negligence, policy coverage and general contractual disputes.
Jane Collis is a member of the property and private client practice group, specializing in estate planning, wills, international and domestic trusts and probate.
Denis de Frias is a director in the firm’s property & private client practice group and is responsible for the firm’s property practice. Denis has over 10 years of experience in a broad range of property transactions including condominium development, complex financing structures, residential and commercial real property sales and purchases.
Hildeberto (Hil) de Frias is a director in the firm’s property, trusts and estates practice group and has a wide ranging international and domestic private client practice encompassing the areas of trusts, wills, estate planning, estates and real property transactions. Hil has 15+ years of experience in a variety of private client transactions ranging from complex international private trust structures to domestic real property sales and purchases.
Ms. Desmond-Tetlow is a senior associate in the firm’s litigation group and advises on all areas of matrimonial and family law and in general civil litigation. She is also a trained mediator and collaborative law practitioner.
Alan Dunch is the director responsible for the firm’s litigation practice group. With over 27 years experience, he has developed specialized skills and expertise in the areas of labour and employment disputes, telecommunications and regulatory law, planning law, hospitality law, corporate and commercial litigation and insurance litigation.
Jessica is an associate in the firm’s dispute resolution practice group. She practices in the area of civil and commercial litigation and advises on a wide range of matters including property disputes, estate matters, mortgage enforcement, employment matters, debt collection and immigration. Jessica started with MJM as a Pupil in July 2013 and is a local Bermudian.