Mr Ernest Morrison > Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited > Hamilton, Bermuda > Lawyer Profile

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited
Cedar House, 3rd Floor
41 Cedar Avenue
Hamilton, HM 12

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial


Managing Director, Head of Corporate & Commercial Department


Ernest practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private and public offerings of debt and capital (with listings on the Bermuda Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the NYSE, the AIM Market, as well as the Singapore Stock Exchange and the ASX), telecommunications (where he is the principal advisor on regulatory and corporate issues for the primary international carrier in Bermuda, as well as a national carrier, cable broadcaster and internet service provider) and insurance (advising on the establishment and regulation of Bermuda insurers, brokers and managers), together with investments in such entities.

From 1983 to 1986, Ernest was employed as a legal advisor in a mutual Shipowner’s Insurance Company based in London.

Ernest joined the firm’s legacy partnership of Hallett Whitney Patton in 1986 and became a partner in 1987. He became head of the Corporate Department when Hallett Whitney & Patton merged with Cox & Wilkinson in 1998 to form CHW. He has served as the firm’s Managing Director since 2015.


English & Danish


Bermuda Bar Association; and
Gray’s Inn (not practising)


BA (Hons) in Law – Anglia Ruskin University, England
LLM – University College, London, England


travel; and

Lawyer Rankings

Bermuda > Corporate and commercial

(Leading individuals)

Ernest MorrisonCox Hallett Wilkinson Limited

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited primarily advises on the Bermudan elements of M&A deals, with expertise in the captive insurance, natural resources, aviation, shipping, investment funds, retail and telecoms sectors. Managing director Ernest Morrison also assists clients with corporate governance and regulatory issues. Janice Gutteridge and Kathleen Moniz are other key practitioners in the space.

Bermuda > Banking, finance and capital markets

Cox Hallett Wilkinson Limited has a notably track record in assisting clients with IPOs and public company fund raisings, structured financing matters, and banking and asset financing work, particularly in the aviation and shipping sectors. Managing director Ernest Morrison and senior associates Janice Gutteridge and Kathleen Moniz are the names to note.