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Mark Chudleigh

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Mark is the lead partner of our Bermuda office and specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration that involves the insurance, financial services, and private client sectors.


He maintains an international practice and frequently represents clients on multi-jurisdictional matters, particularly involving the United States, having been admitted as an attorney in the State of California in 1998. After practicing at two leading firms in London for 16 years he established the Bermuda law firm, now known as Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd., in 2006.

Mark’s commercial litigation practice includes corporate, insolvency, trusts and insurance matters involving commercial entities in Bermuda, other British Overseas Territories, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Mark’s insurance practice covers all classes of business, including general liability (particularly the “Bermuda Form”), professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, financial institutions, product liability, financial reinsurance, property (including property catastrophe reinsurance), environmental liability, energy, construction, marine, cargo, satellites and space, motor, personal accident and workers compensation. He has particular expertise in relation to offshore professional risks in British Overseas Territories, including financial institutions, fund managers and administrators, captive managers, trust companies, accountants and law firms.


Mark is admitted to the Law Society of England & Wales and to the Bars of Bermuda and California. In 2013, he was elected to the Bermuda Bar Council. Mark sits on the Committee of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (Bermuda branch) and is a member of ARIAS, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International) and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).


Qualified in England and Wales (1990)
Qualified in Bermuda (1992)
Qualified in California (1998)


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Global law firm Kennedys Law LLP and Sedgwick Chudleigh Ltd merged in 2017 to become Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd. The team's service, especially in terms of responsiveness, is high, and its industry knowledge is ,'excellent'. The practice covers commercial, trust-related, insurance and reinsurance litigation, professional negligence and contentious insolvencies, as well as international insurance arbitration. It acted for CBC entities, as managers, developers, and long-term leaseholders of a prestigious club and resorts, in Supreme Court litigation against the freeholder over redevelopment terms. 'Excellent on his feet', Alex Potts QC is 'particularly good and always well prepared and focused on the important issues'; in 2018 he became the first Bermuda-based barrister ever to be appointed QC of England and Wales. Mark Chudleigh is managing partner; Nick Miles is another key contact.

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Within: Leading individuals

Mark Chudleigh - Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd

Within: Insurance/reinsurance

In 2017, global law firm Kennedys Law LLP and Sedgwick Chudleigh Ltd merged to become Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd. The team's advice is 'practical and executable'; the practice ' compares well to its competitors, and its attorneys are knowledgeable, skilled and responsive '. It stands out for its experience in international insurance arbitrations, particularly high-value Bermuda Form insurance coverage disputes. Recent highlights include representing Allied World Assurance and Ironshore Insurance in injunctive relief proceedings that arose from New York Bankruptcy Court proceedings issued by assignees of MF Global. The names to note are managing partner Mark Chudleigh, recently appointed silk Alex Potts QC and Nick Miles.

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Trusts/private client

Within: Trusts/private client

In 2017, global legal practice Kennedys Law LLP and Sedgwick Chudleigh Ltd merged to become Kennedys Chudleigh Ltd. The practice's recent work includes representing professional trustees in heavily contested, multi-party proceedings, which involved the Bermuda Court's approval of a complex, high-value transaction; it also assists trustees and beneficiaries with other court applications, including Section 47 restructurings, and it advises charitable trusts and charitable foundations on Bermudian legal issues. Recently appointed silk in England and Wales, Alex Potts QC 'deals with matters efficiently; whenever he expresses an opinion he does so cogently, identifying the real issues and addressing them effectively and swiftly'. Managing partner Mark Chudleigh and Nick Miles are also key contacts.

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