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William A. Finnerty



William A. Finnerty is an Associate in the Private Client & Trust department of Conyers’ Bermuda office. William joined Conyers in September 2021.

Prior to joining Conyers, William completed his training contract with Kennedys Law LLP in London where he gained experience in a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious matters including international arbitration, commercial contracts and commercial litigation in the trust, company, life sciences, intellectual property, professional negligence and (re)insurance sectors. William has also completed a secondment to the legal division of Chubb’s European Group.

Having moved offshore to Conyers’ Bermuda office, William’s practice now involves the creation and restructuring of local and international trust structures and privately held businesses, advising settlors, trustees and beneficiaries on their duties and obligations, and advising on general matters of trust law. William also advises UHNW individuals and family offices on various immigration matters including applications for Bermuda and BOTC status.

William is admitted to practice in both England & Wales and Bermuda.

Professional Experience

  • Trainee Solicitor, Kennedys Law LLP, London, 2019 – 2021


  • City Law School, University of London, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2019
  • University of Exeter, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2018

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales, 2021 (not currently practicing)
  • Barrister & Attorney, Bermuda, 2020

Area(s) of Expertise

Legal Services

Upcoming Firm Events

11 Apr 2022
2022 London Ship Finance Forum

JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London, England

12 Apr 2022
IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., and Walter E. Washington Convention Center

28 Apr 2022
Trading Risk Awards 2022

The Savoy, London, England

8 May 2022
Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin

The RDS, Intercontinental & Clayton Hotels | Ballsbridge, Dublin

9 May 2022
Investing in African Mining INDABA

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

11 May 2022
Bermuda Executive Forum

One Liberty Plaza,
New York, New York

11 May 2022
Asset Recovery International 2022

Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

18 May 2022
36th Annual: Transcontinental Trusts Geneva Forum 2022

Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva (formerly Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva),
Geneva, Switzerland