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Jeffrey Elkinson is a Director in the Litigation & Insolvency department in the Bermuda office of Conyers Dill & Pearman. Jeffrey joined Conyers in 1988.

Jeffrey’s practice includes Commercial Litigation and Arbitration in the area of contentious trusts, insurance and re-insurance, and construction with particular specialization in administrative law and telecommunications and energy.

He is an active arbitrator, mediator and counsel in domestic and international disputes with appointments from ICC, LCIA and CIArb and, in respect of domain names, HKIAC/ADNDRC. With true international experience, Jeffrey has audience rights in numerous jurisdictions and is also active on a pro-bono basis as course director and tutor for the CIArb.

Jeffrey is the chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee and the Police Complaints Authority for Bermuda and is a door tenant of Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong. He acts as an Assistant Judge of the Supreme Court of Bermuda. He is a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Jeffrey is a regular speaker at global industry events and is a contributor and co-author of the Bermuda chapter of the ICAA HandbookWorld Arbitration ReporterSpitz’ Tax Havens of the WorldButterworths Offshore Cases and Materials and Offshore Commercial Law in Bermuda.

Jeffrey is recognized as a leading dispute resolution lawyer by Chambers Global. Legal 500, Legal Week’s The Private Client Global Elite and Who’s Who Legal.


English, French


  • Justice of the Peace
  • Chairman, Professional Conduct Committee of the Bermuda Bar
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Active Arbitrator and Counsel, Domestic and International Disputes with appointments from ICC, LCIA and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2012
  • Founder and Branch Chairman Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Course Director and Tutor, Fellowship Course of Chartered Institute; Course Director and Tutor, Members’ Courses of Chartered Institute
  • Member of IBA, ABA and ICCA
  • Trust and Estates Practitioner (STEP)


  • Trinity College, Dublin, B.A.(mod), LLB, M.A. (1978)
  • Kings’ Inns, Dublin BL (1978)

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Jeffrey ElkinsonConyers

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.