Stephen Hellman Appointed to the Bermuda Supreme Court as a Puisne Judge

Stephen Hellman

Stephen Hellman

Chambers is delighted to announce that the Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson, has appointed Stephen Hellman to the Island’s Supreme Court as a Puisne Judge for five years from September 4 this year.

The Island's Royal Gazette reported:

British-based financial crime expert Stephen Hellman has been appointed Bermuda’s newest Puisne Judge.

Mr Hellman, currently based in London, has a background in offshore civil and commercial litigation, particularly in money laundering and compliance issues.

Governor George Fergusson stated: “I was pleased to approve the appointment of Mr Stephen Hellman to the Bermuda Bench upon the recommendation of the Chief Justice.

“Mr Hellman will bring with him an unusual blend of in-depth criminal law experience and a sound understanding of offshore commercial legal culture.”

We wish Stephen very well in his new role and would like to thank him for his outstanding contribution to Chambers since its formation.

Breakfast Seminar 2: International Assistance and Sanctions

On Thursday 28 June 2012 the Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC will hold its second breakfast seminar in our spring/summer series. We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us.

The seminar will take place from 08:15 – 09:45 in our seminar rooms located at 33 Chancery Lane, London and will be followed by refreshments.

The seminar will be accredited with 1.5 CPD points and there will be opportunities for questions to the panel.

This second interactive seminar will be chaired by Mr Alistair Webster QC and our panel of speakers will cover the following issues:

International assistance & Sanctions

Stephen Hellman – Issues in international assistance for criminal asset recovery

  • Cross-border competition for asset recovery: the Stanford International Bank litigation;
  • Jurisdictional overreach? Perry v SOCA and the civil recovery of assets in other jurisdictions;
  • SFO v King and the proper ambit of an external restraint order.

Guest Speaker- Christopher Edwards, Mourant Ozannes

  • Offshore courts assisting foreign parties in civil corruption cases;
  • What tools are available?
  • What treatment can you expect from an offshore court ?
  • A case study from the Soeharto regime.

Faisal Osman - Sanctions

  • Legislative Sources: from UN Security Council resolutions to domestic law;
  • Subjects: sanctions lists, where to find them, who is on them, notice of additions and removals;
  • Restrictions: the implications of being on a sanctions list;
  • Breaches: criminal offences, penalties and defences;
  • Licenses: the license regime and how to secure an exemption;
  • Removals: How to remove a subject from the list;
  • Case law: Recent developments.

Email Natalie Barnard ( to book a place or for further questions.

Stephen Hellman Appointed to sit on CIPFA Disciplinary Panel

Stephen Hellman has been appointed as a lay member to sit on the Disciplinary and Competency Committees of CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

The Committees sit in panels of at least five members to hear and determine cases involving members, affiliate members, and associate members of CIPFA, and students registered with CIPFA.

The Disciplinary Committee deals with allegations of misconduct.

The Competency Committee deals with cases of alleged bankruptcy and arrangement or composition with creditors generally, and allegations that a person’s professional competence or efficiency is seriously impaired by reason of physical or mental health.

CIPFA is the world’s only accountancy body to specialise in public services.  Its 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.

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