Jerome joined Trott & Duncan in 2014. A skilled litigator with nearly four decades of experience in Bermuda, the UK, and the Caribbean, he specialises in corruption, fraud, money laundering and regulatory issues, as well as criminal asset tracing and confiscation. He also deals with the full criminal calendar of serious offences including terrorist offences, murder, drug cartels and the like. His work on the civil side includes judicial review pertaining to criminal matters, extradition, public law issues and advisory work, with clients including the Government, unions, and corporations.
Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1983, Jerome was made a Queen’s Counsel in 2000. In addition, he has been called to the Bar in Bermuda, Turks & Caicos, the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. He became a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2008 and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Lancashire, his alma mater, in 2011. Prior to joining Trott & Duncan, he was head of chambers at Charter Chambers in London for five years, leading a team of eight QCs, 50 barristers and 10 staff.
Jerome’s charisma and commanding presence translate seamlessly from the courtroom to the screen, where he has been involved in several television shows in the UK, including Channel 4’s Nothing But The Truth and Crime Team. Jerome also appeared as a TV judge on the People’s Court for ITV and has contributed as a legal affairs commentator to news broadcasters including the BBC and Sky.
He has been registered as a senior trainer by Lincoln’s Inn and regularly lectures around the globe on advocacy and ethics.
We are a small, close-knit litigation team, with the country’s only two working QCs. Most of the work that we do centres around complex, heavyweight cases that require significant legal expertise. We often sit together at the end of the day, talk about our cases, and discuss the legal issues involved. Our interaction is a valuable asset for our clients, adds breadth and depth to the advice we provide, and leads to the highest quality of representation.
We’re in business because we have a love of the law and a devotion to ensuring that justice is served. I believe the firm accurately reflects the ethos of the majority of Bermudians. We’re not going to let something that’s unjust go by, even if there isn’t the funding for it. If we believe a judgement is wrong, we’ll do what we can to make sure it’s corrected. It’s important to remember that we have a vocation in life – it’s not just about money – and that’s how all the lawyers at Trott & Duncan feel.