Formed over a decade ago in 2012, Canterbury Law Ltd. Is a premier boutique law firm specializing in civil litigation and employment law. The firm brings together two Bermudian barristers and attorneys/directors with over 50 years of combined experience at the Bermuda Bar, Ms. Juliana Snelling (Rhodes Scholar) and Mr. Paul Harshaw. Both directors also qualified at the Bar of England & Wales. The directors provide knowledgeable, personal and practical legal advice and representation in a range of matters pertaining to Employment and Labour, Immigration; Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration disputes, Human Rights, Public Law/Judicial Review, Insolvency/Bankruptcy, Defamation, Contract and Torts Law, Property & Estate Disputes, Personal Injury, Negligence, Debt actions and more. We represent local residents and international executives, as well as multi-national international business and local companies, schools, and regulatory, health and other public authorities. Regardless of whom we represent, our dedication to professional excellence is exhibited in every matter we take on. Please visit our website at canterburylaw.bm to learn more about our firm’s offerings.
Canterbury Law is Bermuda’s exclusive Employment Law Alliance (ela.law) partner, giving the firm access to the world’s largest network of labour and employment law experts. Multi-national companies choose ELA lawyers such as Canterbury Law’s attorneys to champion their employment law challenges with fast, efficient and responsive service tailored to meet the unique needs of their global workforce. With more than 3000 lawyers in 100-plus countries, including every state in the United States, the ELA’s employment attorneys represent the best legal minds in the world who not only meet the alliance’s stringent eligibility criteria but who have succeeded in making it through our rigorous vetting process. The ELA is a top-ranked Chambers and Partners Elite Global Network.
The Directors of Canterbury Law have mentored many young Bermudians in the field of law and have called several women to the Bermuda Bar. Outside of the court room, Canterbury Law is known for its good works through the two community action initiatives the firm founded and continues to lead:
The Grateful Bread (2017), a group of volunteers who donate clothes and goods to the less fortunate in Bermuda each quarter at a social celebration, bringing together residents from all racial and social backgrounds to help heal divisions in society, and
SPS.bm (Support Public Schools, Bermuda) whose mission is to garner the private sector’s support to equip public school students with the instructional resources they need for a better-quality education. In 2019 SPS.bm was selected by The Bermudian magazine as the winner of their Public and Service Award in the category of Company Community Project.