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Richard Horseman is a Director and Senior Counsel in the Litigation Department and has been with Wakefield Quin Limited since 2001 and previously with Hector Wakefield Dwyer & Pettingill. Richard practises both criminal and civil litigation and is an experienced trial lawyer.
Richard has significant experience advising clients in the following areas:
- contract and commercial disputes
- shareholder and employment disputes
- judicial review and administrative law claims
- human rights claims
- personal injury claims, including road traffic claims and conditions of employment claims
- trust and estate/probate litigation, as well as administration
- criminal litigation, including defending road traffic matters
With over 18 years of litigation experience, Richard has conducted several high profile cases and in 2013, Richard won an award as Bermuda’s most tenacious lawyer. Richard is also the head of the firm’s estate administration practice, practising probate and trust law, and has considerable experience advising on estate planning.
Richard is past President of the Bermuda Bar Council and also a sitting member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bermuda Bar Council which regulates the conduct of attorneys in Bermuda. In 2013, Richard was appointed a Human Rights Commissioner to adjudicate and chair human rights complaints which have proceeded to the Human Rights Tribunal.
Richard was called to the Bermuda Bar of the Supreme Court in 1997. Richard obtained his B.A. in business management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1988 and his LL.B. (honours) from the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom in 1994. Richard placed in the top 1% of all law students in the United Kingdom who sat the bar examination in 1995.
- Nicholas Hoskins
- Rod Forrest
- Ian Stone
- Erik Gotfredsen
- Wendell Hollis J.P., MCIArb
- Jemima Fearnside
- Johann Oosthuizen