Juliana M. Snelling

Juliana M. Snelling

Email: jsnelling@canterburylaw.bm

Juliana Snelling (maiden name Horseman), is a Rhodes Scholar, a Director/Partner of Canterbury Law Ltd. and a member of the Bar of England & Wales, the Law Society of England & Wales, and the Bermuda Bar.

Ms. Snelling’s principal work involves advising local and multi-national companies and organizations and executive level business executives on a whole range of issues concerning Bermuda employment and labour law.

She also practices in most areas of civil litigation, appearing in the Supreme Court of Bermuda in cases involving employment/labour disputes, contract, tort and other civil disputes, property disputes, human rights issues, defamation cases and personal injury matters.

Ms. Snelling was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and the Bermuda Bar in 1995. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is also a qualified Solicitor with the Law Society England and Wales and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

She served for 3 years as Chair of Bermuda’s Land Valuation Appeal Tribunal, for several years as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bermuda Bar Association, the Treatment of Offenders’ Board and the Tax Appeals Tribunal.  Since January 2018 she has been serving as a member of the Bermuda Medical Council, to advise on legal matters concerning medical practitioners with a view to helping maintain high standards in the practice of medicine in  Bermuda.

Education:

  • Graduate, Inns of Court School of Law (Outstanding Designation), London, England (1993-1994)
  • B.A. (Jurisprudence), St. John’s College, Oxford University (First Degree, Rhodes Scholar), England (1991-1993)
  • UCLA School of Law, California (1990-1991)
  • B.A. (History), Stanford University, California (Phi Beta Kappa Hons.) (1985-1989)
  • L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, France (1986-1987)

The 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal Labour & Employment writes:
“Juliana Snelling stands apart as the top labour and employment lawyer in Bermuda, according to our research, thanks to her comprehensive understanding of the area.”

That publication’s 2017 edition stated:
“Juliana Snelling is one of the foremost employment lawyers in Bermuda and is recognized as a formidable litigator and disputes expert.”

In 2015 Ms. Snelling won a “Best of Bermuda Award” in the Bermudian Magazine for being Bermuda’s Most Tenacious Lawyer.

In 2012 she was the winner of “The Bermudian” Magazine’s Services Award for legal services for being the “go to” lawyer for employment and immigration representation.

On March 1st, 2012, she co-founded the law firm of Canterbury Law Limited with her co-director Mr. Paul Harshaw, Canterbury Law is now the proud employer of nine Bermudians.

In 2011, Ms. Snelling was recognized by the Bermuda Government’s Department of Human Affairs as one of the 100 Women/100 Vision honorees, an award that highlights the achievements of 100 women in Bermuda who have had a positive impact on the Island of Bermuda in the business sector.

She is the published author of the Bermuda Chapter of Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy (6th ed. 2010), Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd. and the author of the Bermuda Chapter of The Employment Law Review (8th, 9th and 10th eds. (2019), Law Research Business Ltd. (UK).

Ms. Snelling is the founder of two community-action initiatives:

(i) The Grateful Bread (2017), a group of ever-growing friends and volunteers who feed and donate to the needy in Bermuda each month at a social celebration, bringing together local residents of all races from all social sectors to help heal divisions in Bermuda society; and

(ii) SPS.bm (Support Public Schools, Bermuda) whose mission is to to equip Bermuda’s public school students with the educational supplies and instructional resources they need for a better-quality education, and to bridge the gap in learning opportunities afforded to Bermuda’s private and public law students.

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