TUESDAY, FEB. 21: The Board of Directors of Trott & Duncan Barristers & Attorneys Limited (“Trott & Duncan”) today announced that Mr. Declan McKervey, who was most recently their Senior Property Attorney, has been appointed to the position of Director with effect from February 16, 2012.
Mr. McKervey has practiced Property Law for over ten years in Bermuda having previously worked at the firms of Smith & Co., Appleby and Marshall Diel & Myers’ Property Department.
Mr. McKervey was educated in Northern Ireland and England. He graduated from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a Degree in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at Chester College of Law in England. Mr. McKervey was called to the Bermuda Bar in 2000 and is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association.
Since he started with Trott & Duncan in June 2010, Mr. McKervey has consulted in the Company’s Property practice, spending some of his time working in the United Kingdom. Mr. McKervey returned to Bermuda in June 2011 to become a permanent member of the Trott & Duncan Property team.
In his new role as Director, Mr. McKervey will be a strategic partner on the Board, and lead Trott & Duncan with respect to its residential and commercial property matters. Mr. McKervey will also advise both local and non-Bermudian clients on all property related matters.
Speaking on behalf of the Board, Mr. Delroy B. Duncan, Managing Director said, “Trott & Duncan is fortunate to have a strengthened commitment from a senior lawyer, who so solidly understands Bermuda’s real property landscape. We work for a wide range of high profile corporate and individual clients and have significantly expanded, based on a strong reputation, a well-established client base and because of our lawyers, who are leading practitioners in their fields. Declan is no exception, his extensive and diverse experience, is a definite advantage for us as we deal with a dynamic Bermudian economy, which is facing pressure from adjustments occurring at both a local and an international level”.
Mr. Perry P. Trott, Director and Head of Trott & Duncan’s Business Development welcomed Mr. McKervey, saying, “Declan’s keen understanding, and to a great extent, his natural gift for building client relationships, allows his impact as a Board member to extend beyond the scope of Property matters to assist us in building a customer-focused organizational culture. Declan has already strengthened our ties with Bermuda’s local banks by setting a high standard of service excellence and he will be a key resource for us to achieve the continued growth that we are anticipating over the next few years.”
Mr. McKervey commented on his appointment by saying, “Trott & Duncan has been a cornerstone in Bermuda’s legal community for the last 20 years. The Company represents numerous businesses and individuals both locally and internationally. Trott & Duncan, which was established in 1992, is celebrating a milestone of 20 years offering first class legal services. I am proud that my career and goals match what the company is about, and I’m excited to join this team of trailblazers, who have not taken their longevity for granted, as they sustain a successful business and focus on continued expansion”.