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Leif Farquharson

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Graham Thompson

Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
    Local Time: Tuesday 03:11

Practice Expertise

  • Employment & Labour
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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Areas of Practice

  • Employment & Labour
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employment & Labour
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Profile

Leif Farquharson QC, is a Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is a seasoned litigator with a range of experience in the areas of administrative and public law, banking, tort and personal injuries, contractual disputes, employment and commercial matters.

Recent engagements include:

  • Defence of a seven-figure claim brought against a local banking institution raising issues concerning contractual and equitable rights of setoff, limitation periods in actions against bankers and mortgagee remedies.
  • Prosecution of claims on behalf of lenders for professional negligence against solicitors engaged in mortgage transactions.
  • Defence of claim brought against developer clarifying the law in The Bahamas concerning enforcement of restrictive covenants and scope of anti-discrimination provisions in Bahamas Constitution.
  • Prosecution of claim in partnership dispute raising issues of, amongst others, undue influence, unconscionable bargain and constructive trust.
  • Prosecution of six figure claim for damages arising in reference to construction dispute.
  • Defence of various claims made against bankers challenging exercise of remedies as mortgagees.
  • Participation in proceedings under quieting titles legislation.
  • Participation in arbitration proceedings concerning rights and obligations of developers in residential community.
  • Acting for insurers in fatal accidents and other claims.
  • Provision of advice to banking and other institutions on various regulatory issues, including proceeds of crime legislation and requests for assistance in connection with foreign criminal and civil proceedings.
  • Defence and advice on employment claims.
  • An action by a resort developer in respect of the Government’s construction of a container port on land in which it claimed an interest.
  • An action by a foreign investor group challenging the Government’s decision to revoke approval to develop a resort on a Family Island.
  • An action under newly enacted insurance legislation to place a company with branches throughout the region under court supervision to protect policyholders.

Bar Admissions

  • The Bahamas Bar, 1999
  • The Inner Bar (Queen’s Counsel), 2021

Education
University of London (LL.M), United Kingdom
Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica
University of the West Indies (LL.B), Barbados

Areas of Practice

  • Employment & Labour
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employment & Labour
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Some matters in which he was recently engaged include:

An action by a resort developer in respect of the Government’s construction of a container port on land in which it claimed an interest.

An action by a foreign investor group challenging the Government’s decision to revoke approval to develop a resort on a Family Island.

An action under newly enacted insurance legislation to place a company with branches throughout the region under court supervision to protect policyholders.

Professional Associations

The Bahamas Bar Association





Professional Activities and Experience

Co-author of Getting the Deal Through: Restructuring and Insolvency, 2014 (Bahamas Edition), published by Law Business Research Limited on gettingthedealthrough.com

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Co-author of “Getting the Deal Through: Restructuring and Insolvency, 2014 (Bahamas Edition), published by Law Business Research Limited on gettingthedealthrough.com


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