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Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 2BermudaGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Bermuda law firm Cox Hallett has an established litigation team which is able to handle both domestic and cross-border disputes. The department regularly represents high-profile clients from the insurance, energy and finance sectors, as well as high net worth individuals. It is noted for its strength in employment, trust and insolvency disputes, and also provides counsel on a broad array of public law and general commercial cases.

Strengths

One commentator said: "We have found Cox Hallett to be helpful, informative and knowledgeable towards our needs. We have always found their fees to be reasonable and within budget."Another source added: "The firm is very reliable in getting things done that are required to be done, and getting them done on time with care and attention to detail."

Work highlights

A team of Cox Hallett lawyers led by Matthew Watson represented the senior noteholders of Goldfin Financial in its contesting of a winding-up petition.

Notable practitioners

Craig Rothwell heads the litigation team at Cox Hallett and is known for his deep experience representing clients in employment and personal injury disputes. In these areas of work he is considered one of the go-to figures in Bermuda.
"Craig is knowledgeable on legal matters and has a very realistic philosophy in terms of making practical applications for and on behalf of his clients." "I am very pleased with Craig Rothwell and his team. The responses are timely, accurate and informative. Craig himself is always willing and able to assist us any time we need his help."

David Kessaram is one of the most seasoned lawyers in Bermuda. He is noted for his wealth of expertise in the commercial litigation sphere - being regularly engaged to assist with shareholder disputes - and possesses an equally high level of know-how in restructuring and insolvency.
"David is very quick to get on top of the issues. He is responsive and easy to deal with." "I found his manner pleasant, his explanations easy to understand and his knowledge of the subject matter profound. His advice was sensible. His extensive experience and very sound judgement were invaluable."

Matthew Watson is a Bermuda-based lawyer with a rising profile in the market. He is especially noted for his handling of contentious trust disputes and debt restructuring matters.
"He demonstrates excellent business sense and provides practical advice on the best strategy for clients to pursue their ultimate goal." "He is very responsive, bright and one to watch for the future."

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Bermuda

Dispute Resolution


Craig Rothwell
Band 3
David R Kessaram
Band 1
Matthew Watson
Up and Coming