21 Oct Allan Doughty
Areas of Practice
A Senior Counsel in the Dispute Resolution team, Allan Doughty has a strong practice which covers, but is not limited to, the following:
- tort law, including negligence and personal injury cases,
- contractual disputes
- human rights and antidiscrimination law
- constitutional law
- public law and judicial review
- medical law, including clinical negligence
- coroners’ inquests
- privacy law, and
- professional disciplinary law.
Clients who Allan regularly acts for include the Bermuda Hospitals Board, the Human Rights Commission, numerous individuals who have laid complaints pursuant to the Human Rights Act, numerous police officers, the Commissioner of Police and numerous professionals facing disciplinary charges.
On returning to Bermuda from having qualified in Canada, Allan practiced with Trott & Duncan Limited for 10 years during which time he became recognized as a leading attorney in the areas of disciplinary law, medical law and human rights law. During this time, Allan appeared before various tribunals and all levels of Court in Bermuda.
Additionally, from 2014 to 2020, Allan practiced with BeesMont Law Limited and was named as Head of Litigation for that firm in 2018. While with BeesMont, Allan argued some of Bermuda’s leading cases in the areas of human rights and antidiscrimination law, the right to freedom of expression as guaranteed by the Constitution and medical law, with one of his cases on the issue of clinical negligence and causation being heard by the Privy Council.
- Nova Scotia Bar, 2002
- Bermuda Bar, 2004
- BA, History, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada)
- LLB, Dalhousie Law School (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Allan is a regular contributor to the Royal Gazette providing thoughtful insights on legal developments: