‘Dr Richardson’s diverse and expansive legal knowledge and academic achievements have equipped him to function effectively and independently in many areas of legal practise. His ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential matters, coupled with his excellent interpersonal skills made him a valuable member of the legal team of the Attorney-General’s Chambers’. – Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons, JP MP Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs & Constitutional Reform.
Dr. Anthony Richardson is a very accomplished, tenacious, self-motivated, disciplined, hardworking and effective Barrister. These attributes have made Anthony a highly sought-after Barrister. His primary areas of practice are commercial law, criminal law, public law, public international law, and regulatory matters.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERTISE
Prior to his arrival at 9 Bedford Row in July 2020, Anthony practiced law in Bermuda cumulatively for almost 20 years as a general practice attorney, an in-house counsel for two international financial institutions, and a senior parliamentary counsel and senior legal advisor to the Governor and Government of Bermuda; on occasion working directly in partnership with law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, RCMP, Scotland Yard, and the Royal Navy/ US Coast Guard while engaged in the arrest of suspect vessels at sea. He also has several years’ experience on the judicial bench as a provisional judge and coroner in Bermuda and is a former Clerk and Law Researcher to two of Bermuda’s Chief Justices. Anthony was directly involved in the creation of Bermuda’s Financial Intelligence Agency in 2007.
In public international law (crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes), Anthony maintains a human rights law practice but is also developing a strong international criminal law/ international practice.
In colonial laws, he is an expert in the operation of UK colonial law operation within Bermuda and the Caribbean region and provides legal advice (including tactical legal advice) on the same.
In civil law, he maintains a commercial law practice involving aviation law, banking law, company law, construction law, human rights, insurance and reinsurance law, proceeds of crime and anti-terrorist financing law, public law, shipping law, tax law, telecommunications law and trade union law. Anthony is also an accredited civil and commercial mediator.
As of 13th July 2021 Anthony is registered with the Bar Standards Board (BSB) as a Public Access Practitioner.
Anthony is an accomplished and accredited higher education legal academic. He is also an enthusiast of high-performance motor cars, fixed and rotary wing aviation (civilian and military) and is a skilled visual artist. He also loves to travel and experience new cultures.
Harvard University: Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching Accreditation) w/ International Law Focus [First Class]
University of London: Master of Philosophy/ Doctor of Law and Philosophy (Dual Degree)
University of London: Master of Law Degree
BPP Law School: Bar Vocational Course Diploma in Law
BPP Law School: Post Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Wales Cardiff: Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree
University of Victoria (Canada): Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science Degree
Panel Member/Adjudicator: Bermuda Proceeds of Crime Appeals Tribunal (Effective September 2021)
Magistrate & Coroner/ District Judge (Provisional Appointments): Bermuda
Notary Public: Bermuda without expiry
Commercial Bar Association (England & Wales): Committee Representative
Bermuda Bar Association (Practicing)
New York City Bar Association (Non-Practicing)
Administrative Law Bar Association
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
Chancery Bar Association (England & Wales)
Commercial Bar Association (England & Wales)
Criminal Bar Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Revenue Bar Association (Tax Law)
The Society of Mediators
Gray’s Inn: Law Mentor
Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society (USA)
Higher Legal Education (Harvard University) Awards
United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism (Graduate Internship) Award
Bermuda Government Bursary and Education Awards
Gypsum Transportation (Bermuda) Ltd. Maritime Scholarship (shipboard training in the North Atlantic Ocean)
Hector Barcilon Memorial (Bermuda Bar) Moot Award w/ First Place Shield and Trophy
Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society Scholarships
Date Called to Bar of England & Wales
Date called to the Bermuda Bar