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Carey Olsen partners get ranked by Chambers

  • Keith Robinson
  • Michael Hanson
  • Gavin Woods
  • Mary Ward

All four partners in the Bermuda office of international law firm Carey Olsen have been ranked in the 2020 edition of Chambers Global, ,/i>the firm said.

Chambers is a leading reference and ranking guide for law firms and lawyers based purely on client feedback.

Keith Robinson has moved up to Band 1 for dispute resolution and is hailed as “the best litigator in Bermuda” with sources describing him as “excellent… thoughtful and collaborative” and as someone who has “got the full package”.

Michael Hanson is ranked for his dispute resolution expertise and regarded “as the gold standard for employment law matters”.

Corporate partners Mary Ward and Gavin Woods feature in the insurance rankings, with Ms Ward praised as “a heavy hitter with legal accuracy and exceptional practical guidance”, while Mr Woods is considered “exceptionally smart, with an unbelievable breadth of knowledge”.

Carey Olsen Bermuda is newly ranked in both the corporate and finance, and insurance categories, adding to its earlier recognition in dispute resolution.

The insurance practice, which enters the rankings in Band 2, is commended for its “focus on technical accuracy” and how it “consistently delivers comprehensive and thoughtful advice”.

The firm’s dispute resolution practice is described as “a go-to legal team that gives accurate, practical and easy-to follow advice”, while the corporate team “knows its stuff and applies it in a practical, solution-oriented manner”.

Mr Hanson, managing partner, said: “These rankings are a terrific endorsement of the calibre and strength of our offering in Bermuda and of the emphasis and focus we place on the delivery of exceptional client service. We thank our clients for providing their feedback and our staff for their commitment and hard work.”