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Complaint Procedure

BAR COUNCIL COMPLAINT PROCEDURE:

In accordance with section 21 of the Bermuda Bar Act 1974, complaints may be made against lawyers who are admitted to the Bermuda Bar, or who are Registered Associcates by writing to the Bermuda Bar Council, the governing body of the Association. An attempt should be made to clearly set out the specific conduct to which the complaint relates. Please include all supporting documents at the time that the complaint is being made. 

 

Letters should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, Bermuda Bar Association, P. O. Box HM 125. Hamilton HM AX. Bermuda

 

Complaints may only be made in relation to matters constituting professional misconduct by the Bermuda Bar Act. The Bar Council will refer the complaint to the Professional Conduct Committee, which will, if the complaint has some merit, consider.       

 

Complaint Procedure Guideline

Advice for Complaints about Attorneys Fees Guideline

Understanding Your Lawyers Fees Guideline

How to Choose a Lawyer Guideline

 

The Supreme Court of Bermuda

113 Front Street

Hamilton HM 12

Bermuda

Tel: 292-1350

Website: www.gov.bm

Judicial Complaints Protocol/Proceedure Form

 

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC:

 

The Legal Aid Department - NEW LOCATION 27 FEB 2015

20 Victoria Street

Hamilton HM 12

(directly opposite Primes' Place Restaurant)

Tel: 297-7617

Website: www.gov.bm

Business hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

 

Applying for Legal Aid: Persons wishing to apply for Legal Aid should first visit the Legal Aid Office to collect an application. Applicants will be asked to state the nature of the matter they are applying for, and will be questioned in respect to their household income, including income details of anyone such as spouse, partner, parent or adult child who lived with the applicant over the last twelve months preceding the application.

 

Applicants Responsibility: Applicants have a duty to provide all relevant financial information when submitting their applications for consideration by the Legal Aid Committee. Should any applicant knowingly withold or give wrong information, that applicant commits an offence under the Legal Aid Act 1980 and upon conviction can be imprisoned for six months or fined $1, 500.00

 

Centre For Justice (specializing in Human Rights violations/civil liberties law & specialist legal advice for miscarriage of justice cases)

The Armoury Building, 2nd Floor

37 Reid Street

Hamilton HM 12

Bermuda

Tel: 542-8181

Fax: 542-8787

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Webiste: www.justice.bm

 

FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC:

The Centre

#3 Angle Street

Pembroke HM 17

Bermuda

Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Please note that this service is offered on a first come first served basis.

2016 ROSTER Free Legal Advice Clinic at the Centre.

2016 FLYER Free Legal Advice Clinic at the Centre.

Members of the Bermuda Bar who wish to volunteer and be added to the roster may contact Ms. Diana DeRoza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Tel: 292-1343

 

ARBITRATION, OR MEDIATION:

 

Considering Arbitration, or Mediation as an alternative to going to Court? The Bermuda Branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is here to assist:  

The Bermuda Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators http://www.ciarb.bm/  has been in existence since 1996. It is active in encouraging and promoting the use of Arbitration and Mediation as an alternative to traditional litigation as the means for resolving disputes. If you are you looking to settle a dispute without going to court, please contact the Chairman Mr. Kim White This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on how ‘CIArb’ can assistance you with any alternatives to dispute resolution.

 

The Branch operates an appointments scheme for use by any party who wishes to have an arbitrator or mediator, knowledgeable about the process and who will ensure that the appointment is carried out in a scrupulously fair manner in accordance with established rules appointed by a neutral body. The Branch operates a list system  and the persons chosen for the list will be the ones that the Appointments’ Committee considers to have the most suitable credentials for the nature of the dispute. The Branch is also charged with running the Bermuda International Commercial Arbitration Center. To reserve space at the Bermuda Commercial Court, please contact Annwen Stirling at Tel: +1 441 295 4540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contact details:

 

Mr. Kim White, Chairman

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Bermuda Branch

c/o Cox Hallett & Wilkinson Limited

Cumberland House, 9th Floor

1 Victoria Street

Hamilton HM 11

Bermuda

Telephone: +1 441 295 4630

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