Peter Sanderson

Hamilton,  Bermuda

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Practice Areas

  • Regulatory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Legal Research
  • Judicial Review
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Maritime Criminal Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Citizenship
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Customs Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Shipping
  • International Conflict of Laws
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Personal Property
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Offshore Trusts
  • Trust Litigation
Mailing AddressP.O. Box HM 809, Hamilton, HM CX
EducationUniversity of York (B.A., 2002); BPP Law School, England
Admitted2010, England and Wales; 2011, Bermuda
Memberships Bermuda Bar Association.

Peter is an Associate in the litigation department of Wakefield Quin. His practice covers all areas of civil and commercial litigation. He has a strong legal background, including five years of practising immigration law in the UK. He is also particularly accomplished at undertaking research and providing advice on complex legal issues.

He has appeared as counsel in Bermuda in a variety of tribunals and courts, including the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Peter graduated from the University of York, UK, with First Class BA Honours. He attended BPP Law School and was assessed as Very Competent on his Bar Vocational Course. He was the 2009 recipient of the Michael Hodge Scholarship from the Inner Temple.

He maintains a legal blog, where he posts law reports of relevant Bermuda judgments.

Reported CasesPeter has provided legal research and analysis to assist with successful outcomes for clients in the following cases: Golar LNG Limited v World Nordic SE, a Supreme Court case concerning the interpretation of a provision in the Companies Act enabling the holder of 95% of the shares of a company to buy out the remainder. Best v Jensen, a Supreme Court case, concerning intervening causes in a personal injury dispute, and the appropriate heads of loss. Peiris v Bermuda Building Services Co. Ltd., a Supreme Court case concerning the interpretation of the phrase 'willful misconduct' in the Workers' Compensation Act. Minors v Simon, a Supreme Court case concerning distinguishing between visitors and trespassers and establishing new intervening causes of injury. He has appeared as counsel in the following cases: In the matter of Kingate Management Limited, assisting a provisional liquidator to exit from an untenable liquidation in complex circumstances. Petty v Miller, a successful criminal appeal concerning the application of "special reasons ' in an unusual DUI case. Davis v The Governor, a Court of Appeal case, concerning the circumstances in which the husband of a Bermudian may be deported.In addition to the above, Peter's legal analysis has led to successful outcomes for clients in various areas of law, including directors' liabilities for company taxes; restrictive covenants in employment contracts; international conflict of laws; international sanctions; enforcement of guarantees; adverse possession of land; conversion of personal property.
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Peter Sanderson

31 Victoria Street
Hamilton HM 10

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