Juliana Snelling (maiden name Horseman), Rhodes Scholar, Director of Canterbury Law Ltd., the Bar of England & Wales, the Law Society of England & Wales, and the Bermuda Bar.
Ms. Snelling's principal work involves advising local and exempted companies, senior level business executives, trade unions and other institutions on a whole range of issues concerning Bermuda employment and labour law.
She also practices in most areas of civil litigation, regularly appearing in the Supreme Court of Bermuda in cases involving contract and civil disputes, property and estate disputes, human rights issues, defamation cases, insurance disputes, judicial review actions, professional negligence claims, personal injury matters, landlord tenant matters and debt actions.
Ms. Snelling was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and the Bermuda Bar in 1995. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is also a qualified Solicitor with the Law Society England and Wales and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
She served for 3 years as Chair of Bermuda’s Land Valuation Appeal Tribunal, for several years as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bermuda Bar Association, the Treatment of Offenders’ Board and the Tax Appeals Tribunal. Education:
- Graduate, Inns of Court School of Law (Outstanding Designation), London, England (1993-1994)
- B.A. (Jurisprudence), St. John’s College, Oxford University (First Degree, Rhodes Scholar), England (1991-1993)
- U.C.L.A. School of Law, California (1990-1991)
- B.A. (History), Stanford University, California (Phi Beta Kappa Hons.) (1985-1989)
- L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, France (1986-1987)
In 2011 Juliana was recognized by the Bermuda Government’s Department of Human Affairs as one of the 100 Women/100 Vision honourees, an award that highlights the achievements of 100 women in Bermuda who have had a positive impact on the Island of Bermuda in the economic/ business sector.
In December 2012 Juliana was the winner of “The Bermudian” Magazine’s Services Award for legal services for being the “go to” lawyer for employment and immigration representation.
In 2015 Juliana won a “Best of Bermuda Award” in the Bermudian Magazine for being Bermuda’s Most Tenacious Lawyer.
Juliana is the published author of the Bermuda chapter of Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy (6th ed. 2010), Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd. and the co-author of the Bermuda chapter of The Employment Law Review (8th ed. 2017), Law Research Business Ltd. (UK).
Also, Juliana is the founder of The Grateful Bread, a group that feeds the needy in Bermuda once a month at a social celebration bringing together the rich and poor of all races to help heal divisions in Bermuda society.
Formed in 2012 as a boutique litigation and employment / labour advisory professional law firm, Canterbury Law Ltd. brings together two attorneys with 40 years of combined experience at the Bermuda Bar, Ms. Juliana Snelling and Mr. Paul Harshaw, who are dedicated to providing knowledgeable and practical legal advice that is tailored to address each client’s individual legal needs and issues.
Firm Practice Areas
Litigation (Civil & Commercial Disputes)
Employment, Labour & Immigration
Arbitration / Mediation / Conciliation
Public Law / Judicial Review
Insolvency / Bankruptcy
Personal Injury / Negligence