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Ian Kawaley
(20 August 1955 - )
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Ian R.C. Kawaley
Former Chief Justice of Bermuda

Ian R.C. Kawaley is a Bermudan jurist and the current Chief Justice of Bermuda.

Early life and education

Ian R.C. Kawaley was born on 20 August 1955 in Bermuda. He was educated at Liverpool University (Bachelor of Laws, 1977). London School of Economics (Master of Laws, 1979). He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) in 1978; and to the Bar in Bermuda in 1980.

Career

Kawaley was appointed Bermuda's Chief Justice on 3 April 2012. He previously served as a Judge of the Commercial Court, a division of the Supreme Court of Bermuda.

He was called to the Bermuda Bar in 1980. He divided his time in the early part of his career between Bermuda, the Seychelles and London.

Prior to his appointment to the Bench in 2003, he served as Litigation Counsel to the Bermudian law firms Milligan‐Whyte & Smith, and Juris Law Chambers. In that capacity, he appeared before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, specializing in insolvency cases with an international dimension. His earlier career was spent as a government lawyer (in Bermuda and Seychelles), and as a legal aid practitioner with Browne & Wade Chambers (Bermuda) and in the Chambers of Sibghat Kadri Q.C. (11 Kings Bench Walk, Temple, London).

Justice Kawaley is the co‐editor (with Gabriel Moss Q.C., Howard Seife and Nigel Montgomery) of ‘Cross‐Frontier Insolvency of Insurance Companies’ (Sweet & Maxwell: London, 2001). He is a regular presenter at international insolvency conferences, and is the author of numerous articles on commercial, constitutional and public international law.

He stepped down from the bench in July 2018.

Sources
http://lexisweb.co.uk/users/ian-kawaley
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Occupation Jurist
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Date of Birth 20 August 1955
Place of Birth Bermuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Chief Justice of Bermuda: 3 April 2012 - 14 July 2018
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