Judith Roche

Senior Associate

Judith Roche is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution & Insolvency department of the Bermuda office of Conyers with experience in commercial litigation. Judith has a particular focus on large-scale fraud disputes and also advises and acts for trustees in contentious trust matters.

Judith has acted for various investment funds and high-net-worth individuals in a range of large-scale commercial litigation matters. She has also acted in a number of high-value trust matters in Bermuda on behalf of trustees.

Legal 500 Caribbean – 2023 edition – ‘brilliant’ associate Judith Roche

Jurisdiction

Experience

Experience Highlights:

  • Acting on behalf of onshore Thema International Fund plc against a HSBC entity seeking the recovery of over $1bn, again arising out of the Madoff fraud
  • Acting for offshore investment funds Hermes International Fund Limited and Thema Fund Ltd. in proceedings against various HSBC entities in Bermuda arising out of the Madoff fraud
  • Assisting Irish Senior Counsel in the Irish trial of the proceedings instituted by Defender Limited against a HSBC entity in connection with the Madoff fraud
  • Acting on behalf of Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay in Irish proceedings relating to the purchase of loans from the Special Liquidators of IBRC (Irish Bank Resolution Corporation)
  • Acting for the former Premier of Georgia and his family in an insurance-related claim against a Credit Suisse entity in Bermuda for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and breach of common law duties
  • Acting for beneficiaries and trustees in significant contentious trust disputes in Bermuda

Qualifications

Professional Background

  • Senior Associate (Litigation) at Hurrion & Associates Ltd in Bermuda
  • Associate (Litigation) at William Fry Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland

Education

  • LLB Law and European Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland (2005) (First Class Honours)

Bar Admissions

  • Called to the Bermuda Bar in 2017
  • Admitted to Role of Solicitors in Northern Ireland (2014) (not practicing)
  • Admitted to Role of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland (2010) (not practicing)

Languages

  • French

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2023 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (Rising Star – Dispute Resolution)

Associations

  • Student Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)