Steven White is Partner in the Dispute Resolution department of Appleby´s Bermuda office, where he leads the Trust Litigation and Employment/Immigration teams. He is an experienced offshore litigator and regularly represents clients in a range of commercial and trust disputes before the Commercial Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal for Bermuda and in various statutory tribunals.
He has been involved in a number of significant Bermuda cases as advisor and lead advocate, both at first instance and on appeal. Steven is ranked by Chambers Global 2019 where he is noted to have “excellent judgement and is very easy to deal with,” and “is smart, responsive and creative. I would look for opportunities to work with him again.” Steven is also recommended by Legal 500 Caribbean, where he is recognised as a ´Next generation lawyer´ and described by sources as “exemplary in dealing with cases”. Prior to relocating to Bermuda, Steven was ranked consistently since 2011 as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500 UK and described as “go to counsel”. Steven joined Appleby in February 2018 from another Bermuda law firm.
In the trusts sphere, Steven has particular expertise in advising and acting on behalf of trustees, settlors, protectors and beneficiaries in high-value trust litigation and court approved restructurings, often with a strong multi-jurisdictional element.
With regard to employment work, Steven advises clients in respect of both contentious and non-contentious issues. He appeared in a number of notable appellate cases in the UK and was preferred panel counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In Bermuda, he is able to draw upon his extensive advocacy experience to advise international and local employers in all aspects of employment and immigration issues.
Steven is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, the Chancery Bar Association and the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association, Bermuda. He is called to the Bar of England and Wales (1998) (non-practising) and the Bar of Bermuda (2015). He regularly speaks and writes on litigation issues relevant to his practice. He is co-author of the ‘Litigation & Dispute Resolution in Bermuda’ chapter, 6th Edition, Global Legal Insights.
- Non-disclosure agreements in employment contracts – do employers really need them? (Part 2) – The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, Insider Newsletter – January 2019
- Non-disclosure agreements in employment contracts – do employers really need them? (Part 1) – The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, Insider Newsletter – November 2018
University of Manchester (England) (BA History Hons)
The College of Law, York (CPE)
The Inns of Court School of Law (London) (BVC)