Laura Williamson > Kennedys > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile



Laura is a partner in Kennedys’ Bermuda office and a member of the commercial litigation team, handling matters involving financial services, insurance, professional negligence, insolvency and trusts.


Laura has a broad commercial practice with a particular focus on trusts disputes and on litigation and arbitration involving the financial services and insurance industries. Many of her cases have a multi-jurisdictional element, including in relation to the UK, US, Brazil, Hong Kong and others.

Prior to joining Kennedys, Laura practised as a barrister in London for five years, during which time she was regularly instructed as sole counsel at every stage from pre-action advice through to final determination at trial or on appeal, as well as acting as junior counsel alongside leading counsel.

Laura is a particularly strong advocate and has been consistently praised by clients and judges alike for her outstanding advocacy skills, for which she has won various awards and prizes.

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Laura WilliamsonKennedys

Recognised for its ‘international footprint and robust local insurance practice’, the Kennedys team adeptly manages a wide spectrum of high-stakes, complex disputes spanning contractual, insurance, finance, investment fund, shareholder, and multi-jurisdictional insolvency claims. Leading the practice is Mark Chudleigh, who is renowned for his work in international arbitration and high-value insurance claims, with support from Nick Miles, who is an expert in insolvency and restructuring affairs. The team’s ‘future star’, newly promoted partner Laura Williamson, further bolsters its strength, leveraging her expertise in insurance arbitration and professional liability cases. The team is also fortified by associates David Thom and Alexandra Miller, as well as special counsel Erik Penz; all have extensive experience in managing complex contentious matters, particularly within the insurance, construction and professional services sectors.

Bermuda > Insurance/reinsurance

The team at Kennedys adeptly manages a comprehensive spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious matters, representing insurers, reinsurers, captive insurance companies and their insured clients. Mark Chudleigh co-leads the practice alongside Nick Miles, who is recognised as a ‘stellar regulatory lawyer‘ whose expertise spans public company mergers and economic substance regulations. Laura Williamson adds further depth to the team with her proficiency in handling professional liability claims, director’s liability matters, complex insurance arbitrations, and multi-jurisdictional cases. Other notable contacts within the firm also encompass special counsel Erik Penz, who acts in contentious insurance matters; senior associate Nicolas Champ, who is a specialist in corporate insurance; and associates David Thom and Alexandra Miller.