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Dwayne E. Fernander

Dwayne E. Fernander

Partner

Expertise

  • Employment & Labour
  • Insurance
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Shipping, Admiralty & Aviation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Dwayne Fernander is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Dwayne’s practice focuses primarily on admiralty & shipping, arbitration, construction, contentious real estate (including title/tax/landlord & tenant), fraud and white-collar crime, contentious insurance and personal injury and employment and labour matters including trade union issues and public law/judicial review matters.

Recent engagements include:

  • Lead counsel in the settlement of fatal accident claim in excess of $300,000.
  • Lead counsel in a Supreme Court matter involving two major companies in personal injury lawsuits against plaintiffs claiming damages in each instance well in excess of six figures.
  • Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully defending against a multi-million dollar claim in the Supreme Court arising out of alleged defective construction of a water theme feature at a major resort in the Bahamas.
  • Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully representing a client on an appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in which the client claimed that its copyrights had been infringed.
  • Lead counsel in a major arbitration in which claimant’s claim for damages in excess of $3 million dollars was significantly reduced to mid six figures.
  • Assisting lead GT counsel in the defense of a major construction company in arbitration where the claimant asserted a multi-million dollar claim for damages arising from defective construction of his home. Damages were claimed in excess of $20 million dollars. The Defendant client was successful in its countersuit.
  • Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully arbitrating a construction dispute involving issues of dishonesty and fraud, and breach of contract in which millions were recovered on behalf of the claimant.
  • Representing a major resort against a multi-million dollar suit filed by former employees.
  • Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully representing a major industrial shipping magnate in the Supreme Court in a multi-million dollar claim commenced by 114 employees for overtime pay.

Bar Admissions

  • Bar of England and Wales, 2007
  • The Bahamas Bar, 2007

Education

College of Law, United Kingdom
University of Buckingham (LL.B), United Kingdom
Areas of Practice

Employment & Labour | Insurance | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Shipping, Admiralty & Aviation | Admiralty, Shipping & Aviation | Commercial Litigation | Employment & Labour | Employment and Labor | Immigration | Insurance | Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Shipping, Admiralty & Aviation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    The Honorable Society of Gray's Inn
    Bahamas Bar Association

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn


The Bahamas Bar Association




Articles

Employment Update on the Government's Stimulus Measures in Response to COVID-19
Graham Thompson, April 2020

On Monday, 30th March 2020, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable K. Peter Turnquest addressed the House of Assembly to provide an overview of the expected economic fallout in The Bahamas from the Covid-19 pandemic along with some details as to the Government’s proposed stimulus measures to support citizens and businesses alike during this time of uncertainty...

COVID-19: Potential Employment Related Issues
Graham Thompson, March 2020

In recent weeks, Governments around the world have been grappling with how best to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Bahamas is no exception. To date the Prime Minister has issued two Emergency Orders aimed at ensuring the health and safety of persons within The Bahamas...

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