Trott and Duncan is a full service law firm that has quickly become one of the most prominent providers of legal services in Bermuda to both the local and international market. Our lawyers are highly trained professionals with first class experience in Bermuda and other major financial services jurisdictions including the City of London. We have a proven track record of providing a first-class service to our clients. We work for a wide range of high profile corporate and individual clients, both in Bermuda and internationally, including multi-nationals, financial institutions, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals. We work closely with lawyers and other professionals in other jurisdictions including London, New York, and other offshore jurisdictions.
The firm has significantly expanded on the basis of a strong reputation, a well established client base, and the work of its lawyers who are leading practitioners in their fields.
The litigation department is recognised as one of the leading groups in Bermuda and regularly undertakes work in the Supreme Court of Bermuda, Court of Appeal, and Privy Council, as well as the Courts of England and Wales and the European Union. The firm has particular expertise in (re)insurance, insolvency and trust disputes. The firm handles depositions, letters of request, and disputes with a cross- border, jurisdictional, or conflict of laws aspect. Contact: Delroy Duncan
Corporate and Banking
The firm acts on all aspects of corporate and banking transactions, including company incorporation, mergers and acquisitions, and all shareholder and director issues. The firm is one of the few law firms that is on the legal panel for HSBC and is therefore able to provide advice on all corporate and banking matters to HSBC globally. In addition, the firm undertakes large scale finance transactions for law firms in other jurisdictions including London and New York. Contact: Nicholas Johnson or Carla Lambert
The firm has specialist expertise in contentious, corporate, captives, and regulatory (re)insurance matters. The lawyers in this practice group have acted in a number of high profile market disputes. Advice is provided to clients in the local market and to law firms in the London Market and US. The firm is experienced in assisting clients with investigations by regulatory bodies such as the BMA or SEC. Clients include insurers, reinsurers, brokers, agents and representatives. Contact: Amanda Mochrie
The firm acts on large insolvency matters in Bermuda, often with a cross-border element. The firm has also provided expert opinions on Bermudian insolvency law for use in the courts of other jurisdictions. Contact: Nicole Tovey
The firm has one of the largest property departments in Bermuda and deals with all aspects of real estate. The department is often involved in complex and ground-breaking transactions including the development of hotels, commercial premises, and the building of condominiums. Contact: Perry Trott
The firm is able to assist clients with all aspects of private client and matrimonial work. We regularly deal with international matters that are complex, confidential, and time-sensitive. Contact: Karen Williams-Smith
Trusts and Estates
The firm offers a comprehensive range of services relating to the set up and administration of trusts for private individuals and corporate transactions and estate planning and administration. The firm has considerable expertise in contentious trust and probate matters. Contact: Miss Rajah Abusrewil, TEP
The firm is a full service law firm which has a corporate administration services company (Trocan Management Limited) and a trust company (Westport Trust Company Limited).