Mr Paul Harshaw was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1997 and the Bermuda Bar in 1998. He is a member of the Honourable Society of the Lincoln's Inn and the Bermuda Bar Association. He was the founder and partner of his former law firm, Harshaw & Co.
He practises in international matters, including letters of request for judicial assistance from foreign courts, enforcing foreign judgments in Bermuda, advising and representing parties (including liquidators and trustees) in bankruptcy and in major cross-border insolvency proceedings, and provides advice and representation in company, personal insolvency and employment related proceedings.
Mr Harshaw has chaired boards of inquiry under Bermuda’s Human Rights Act and has lectured on Bermuda’s Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering legislation and the tension between that legislation and the law relating to confidentiality and the constitutionally protected right of legal professional privilege in Bermuda.
He embarked on a career in law following a 15-year career in electrical engineering. He obtained his LLB with Honours at the University of Buckingham (England) in 1995.
After being called to the Bermuda Bar in 1998, Mr Harshaw practised commercial litigation in the international law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman. Mr Harshaw owned and managed Harshaw & Co from 2009 to 2012 before joining with Ms Snelling to establish Canterbury Law Limited.