Ben Adamson > Conyers > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile


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Ben Adamson is a Director in the Litigation department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Ben specialises in contentious trust, commercial, employment and regulatory. Ben frequently appears in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. He has been consistently recognised as Tier 1 in Chambers & Partners for dispute resolution.

Ben has appeared in many of the leading trust cases in Bermuda and regularly advises and acts for trustees and beneficiaries in contentious matters. As regards his commercial practice, Ben has a particular focus on commercial fraud. Ben also has a broad employment practice, having specialised in contentious employment disputes and administrative law (judicial review) while a barrister in the UK. Ben regularly appears in Employment Tribunals and regularly advises employers and government quangos on all aspects of employment law and administrative law. Ben has been involved in many of the leading employment and judicial review cases in Bermuda.

Ben was educated at Cambridge University (Gonville & Caius) and practiced at the London Bar as a barrister at Devereux Chambers during which time he was appointed to the Treasury Panel.

Ben currently sits on the Mental Health Review Tribunal. He is a former chair of the Bermuda branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and former Human Rights Commissioner.




Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


  • City University, London, Dip Law, 1997
  • Cambridge University, B.A. (First Class), 1994

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Regulatory and compliance

Conyers‘ team serves a mix of public and private sector clients, offering expertise across a diverse range of regulatory needs, including anti-money laundering, sanctions, anti-bribery and data protection, with a particular focus on insurance regulation. Julie McLean stands out for providing ‘first-class advice’ and regularly liasing with the local regulatory bodies. With aviation finance and investment funds among her areas of expertise, she often advises her fund clients on AML/ATF requirements. Ben Adamson, a prominent practitioner in both contentious and non-contentious administrative law, provides valuable support to the practice, frequently representing clients in courts and tribunals, including judicial review proceedings in the Court of Appeal. Other notable figures within the team include Andrew Barnes , Sarah Lusher , and Sarah Blair.

Bermuda > Trusts/private client

Conyers‘ private client and trust team has extensive experience in advising ultra-high-net-worth individuals, including local and multinational clients and is praised by clients as ‘the best team in Bermuda‘. It’s expertise spans matters involving private trust companies, including trust establishments, trust restructurings and the strategic use of trusts in commercial applications. Co-leading the team, Craig MacIntyre specialises in non-contentious matters, while Helen Cooper is an expert in trust company structures, and Ben Adamson is a key name for litigation. Karen Corless is recognised as ‘knowledgeable, dedicated, and hardworking’  with a focus on international and local estate planning arrangements. Directors Scott Pearman and Anna Bruce-Smith are both key contacts alongside senior associate Davina Hargun; between them, they cover the full spectrum of private client and trust issues concerning legal and administrative trust matters.

Bermuda > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

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With a ‘pre-eminent position in the marketplace,’ the team at Conyers has an experienced and comprehensive litigation practice, which handles high-profile, multi-national commercial litigation, trust disputes and insolvency matters. Practice chair Christian Luthi offers ‘high-quality legal advice and practical applications’, particularly regarding appraisals, insolvencies, insurance claims and commercial matters. Ben Adamson, a recognised leader in trust litigation, further adds to the team, alongside the ‘masterful, unflappable and strategic Jeffrey Elkinson, who has expertise in trust, insurance and construction litigation. Other key contacts within the firm include insolvency expert and director Rhys Williams, and counsel Jonathan O’Mahony, alongside senior associate Britt Smith, and the ‘super brightJudith Roche.