Leif G. Farquharson is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution 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.

Prior to joining the Firm, Leif held a senior position in the Bahamas Attorney General’s chambers, where he was responsible for the conduct of many substantial matters on behalf of the Government and various other public bodies.

Recent transactions 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; and
  • 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; and
  • An action under newly enacted insurance legislation to place a company with branches throughout the region under court supervision to protect policyholders.
Public Service

Bahamas National Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Chairman, 2017

Publications

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

Memberships

The Bahamas Bar Association

Practice Areas
Education

University of London (LL.M), United Kingdom

Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica

University of the West Indies (LL.B), Barbados

Admissions

The Bahamas Bar, 1999

Public Service

Bahamas National Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Chairman, 2017

Publications

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

Memberships

The Bahamas Bar Association

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