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Exceptional Results

Delivering superior levels of service by industry specialists.

Global Presence

31 Lawyers, 3 Offices, No Borders

Best in the Market

Innovatively addressing clients’ needs in a dynamic business environment.

GAME-CHANGING. RELENTLESS. PASSIONATE.

We are a firm which stands for the strongest guiding principle; we have a deeply rooted work ethic with a foundation that has fostered strength in our relationships with our clients.

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We understand the challenges.

We are dedicated to providing a standard of excellence in delivering legal solutions to our clients.

OUR APPROACH

We bring experience.

We honour our 70 year history of producing the best and brightest attorneys, and embrace our long tradition of education through mentorship.

OUR LEADERSHIP

We Produce.

We are relentless in solving problems and finding creative results which benefit our clients

OUR COMPANY

We Specialize.

We have proven expertise, industry, and sector specific legal experience. We have a commitment to knowledge which is enhanced through seminars, conferences and continuing legal education.

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Our Brand

Depicted by our rings of longevity and our mentor / pupil figures, our logo symbolizes our seventy year history and our long tradition of education through mentorship.

Mentor

Our founding partners started a long tradition of mentoring pupils throughout their law careers. Today, education through mentoring is still a hallmark of the firm’s success.

Pupil

The best and brightest come through our halls to be mentored and learn from some of the most experienced and proven lawyers in The Bahamas

Rings of Longevity

The outer and inner rings symbolize our age and longevity. Similar to tree rings we see them as as marks of maturity. We are proud of our long and esteemed history.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Brian Moree QC
Brian Moree QC
Senior Partner
Senior partner Brian Moree QC heads the litigation and dispute resolution team. He possesses an abundance of knowledge in this field and is regarded as one of the leading authorities on the settlement of commercial disputes. He has considerable expertise in cross-border insolvency and asset recovery, with clients endorsing him as a "very approachable" figure who is respected by the regulatory authorities.
H. Campbell Cleare, III
H. Campbell Cleare, III
Consultant
Consultant Campbell Cleare chairs the firm's practice groups in foreign and local investment and immigration. He is also a popular choice of counsel for transactional matters, including in the real estate field. He was the firm's lead partner acting for a gated community in regards to a proposed extensive remodelling valued at more than BSD10 million.
John F. Wilson
John F. Wilson
Partner
John Wilson evokes high praise from clients, who are unanimously appreciative of his responsiveness. Interviewees describe him as a "fearless advocate," and also appreciate his "good sense of humour" and the fact that he is "very knowledgeable" about the cases he undertakes.
Sean N. Moree
Sean N. Moree
Partner
Sean Moree is described by commentators as a "very strong litigator and good guy," and is praised for his "very hands-on" approach. Sources also applaud his "very strong knowledge of the law." In addition to handling of general commercial disputes, he has specific expertise in insolvency and trust litigation.
April N. Turner
April N. Turner
Partner and COO
"Openness, extensive industry knowledge, understanding of the client's needs and situation."
Lourey C. Smith
Lourey C. Smith
Partner
"Highly efficient and knowledgeable of local market. Very prompt in addressing issues raised."
Richard H. R. Lightbourn
Richard H. R. Lightbourn
Consultant
"Richard Lightbourn is reliable, timely and rational."
Gia R. Sands
Gia R. Sands
Associate
"Gia is a superstar - I don’t know what we would have done without her when we bought our home. She was there for us every step of the way and went out of her way, whether she was staying on top of all of the details, being patient with all of our many questions or making sure we were happy with everything. We were so grateful to have her on our side throughout the whole process."
Kevin A. C. Moree
Kevin A. C. Moree
Associate
"Excellent work product. Extensive legal knowledge base, as well as accounting expertise. Easily reached for urgent matters. Conscientious to time sensitive matters. Always engaging."
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