Juliana M. Snelling
Juliana M. Snelling
Juliana Snelling (maiden name Horseman), is a Rhodes Scholar, a Director of Canterbury Law Limited, a member of the Bar of England & Wales, the Law Society of England & Wales (Solicitor), and the Bermuda Bar (Barrister & Attorney).
Ms. Snelling’s principal work involves advising local and multi-national companies, public authorities and other organizations, as well as executive level business personnel on issues concerning Bermuda employment and labour law.
She also represents clients (both claimants and defendants) in a whole range of civil litigation disputes in the Supreme Court of Bermuda including employment/labour, tort (including negligence), judicial review, public law, human rights, property (including landlord and tenant, partition and constructive trust disputes), defamation, debt, and personal injury matters.
Ms. Snelling was called as a barrister to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and to the Bermuda Bar in 1995. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, UK. She is also a qualified Solicitor with the Law Society of England and Wales and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
On March 1st, 2012, she co-founded and manages the law firm of Canterbury Law Limited with fellow director Mr. Paul Harshaw. The firm is the proud employer of nine Bermudians and has trained many young Bermudians in the practice of law.
- Warwick Academy, Bermuda (Most Outstanding – Academic – Student Award)
- A. (History), Stanford University, California (Phi Beta Kappa Hons.) (1985-1989)
- L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Institute of Political Studies), Paris, France (1986-1987)
- UCLA School of Law, California (1990-1991)
- A. (Jurisprudence), St. John’s College, Oxford University (First Degree, Rhodes Scholar), England (1991-1993)
- Inns of Court School of Law (Outstanding Designation, Barrister), London, UK (1993-1994)
As published in Bermuda’s daily newspaper The Royal Gazette in 2019:
“Ms. Snelling of Canterbury Law Limited has been nominated as one of the leading practitioners in her field of employment and labour law and was named in the Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employments and Benefits 2019 publication. It is the second time Ms. Snelling has featured in the Who’s Who Legal series, after she was named in the Labour and Employment publication for 2018.”
The 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal Labour & Employment wrote:
“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.”
The 2017 edition of Who’s Who stated:
“Juliana Snelling is one of the foremost employment lawyers in Bermuda and is recognized as a formidable litigator and disputes expert.”
Ms. Snelling is the published author of the Bermuda Chapter of Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy (6th ed. 2010), Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd. and of the Bermuda Chapter of The Employment Law Review (8th – 10th eds. 2017 – 2019), Law Research Business Ltd. (UK).
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 Award for legal services for being the “go to” lawyer for employment and immigration representation.
In 2011, Ms. Snelling was recognized by the Bermuda Government’s Department of Human Affairs as one of the 100 Women honorees, an award that highlights the achievements of 100 women in Bermuda who have had a positive impact on Bermuda in the business sector.
Since January 2018 Ms. Snelling has been serving as Counsel on the Bermuda Medical Council, advising the governing medical body on legal issues affecting medical practitioners with a view to helping maintain high standards of practice of medicine on the Island.
She also founded and continues to manage two community-action initiatives:
(i) The Grateful Bread (2017), a group of ever-growing volunteers who feed and donate to the needy in Bermuda each month at a social celebration, bringing together residents from all racial and social sector backgrounds to help heal divisions in Bermuda society; and
(ii) SPS.bm (Support Public Schools, Bermuda) whose mission is to equip public school students with the educational supplies and instructional resources that they need for a better-quality education. In 2019 SPS.bm was selected by The Bermudian magazine as the 2019 winner of their Public and Service Award in the category of Company Community Project.
Ms. Snelling previously 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 (helping to prosecute offending attorneys) and on the Treatment of Offenders’ Board in the Island’s prisons.