Mr Scott Swainson > Wakefield Quin > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

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Scott Swainson is a Senior Counsel in the Property Department of Wakefield Quin Limited. Scott regularly advises both local and non-Bermudian clients on sophisticated commercial and residential property transactions. Scott provides property-related advice to banks and other commercial lenders, as well as to hotel and condominium developers and investors.


Before joining Wakefield Quin Limited in 2018, Scott was a Partner and Group Head of Property at Appleby where he was responsible for the firm’s Bermuda property practice for more than 15 years.
Scott regularly speaks on property-related matters and is internationally recognized as one of Bermuda’s leading property lawyers.


Scott is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association.


Bachelor of Arts in History from Queen’s University, Ontaria, Canada and Bachelor of Laws at University of Kent at Canterbury in England

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Real estate

Led by senior counsel Michelle Stone, the team at Wakefield Quin is ‘fully informed on laws in Bermuda with respect to real estate purchases’, with particular expertise in the acquisition and development of hotels, hotel residences, and residential and commercial property. Stone is noted for her advice on high-end residential properties, hotels and bank security work, while senior counsel Scott Swainson regularly provides property-related advice to banks and other commercial lenders, developers and investors. Real estate-related restructuring transactions, the administration of condominium complexes, fractional interest acquisitions, and commercial leases are other areas of focus for the team, which also includes associate Celia Tuzo.