About the Firm

"Timeless ideals of personal attention delivered in a lightning-fast, highly connected new world climate."

For more than a century Callenders has stood at the forefront of major constitutional cases and at the heart of The Bahamas’ economic, banking, real estate, investment, development and business centre.

Its expertise in insolvency, civil litigation, shipping, aviation and human rights have earned an international reputation for the firm’s standards and achievements on behalf of clients.

Our History

Nassau was a small, bustling seaport with a need for lawyers to handle a growing number of contracts when young W.E.S. Callender hung out his shingle in 1903. As the energetic lawyer’s reputation spread, the firm grew. Many of the cases it handled set precedent in the jurisdiction. Today, Callenders, with offices in Nassau, Lyford Cay and Grand Bahama, is a vital partner in a vibrant economy.

Though protocols and procedures have changed since the country’s longest serving law firm opened its doors, one thing remains constant: Callenders’ commitment to excellence through personal service to every client.

Recipient of international awards including being ranked the nation’s best law firm in 2012,  the firm provides a complete range of legal services including corporate, real estate, litigation, human rights, telecommunications, technology, insolvency and investment approvals. Its proficiency and experience in maritime and aviation matters are unquestioned. Callenders’ attorneys have addressed the United Nations and the Privy Council. The firm was the first in The Bahamas to have two attorneys appointed Queen’s Counsel, the highest honour of the legal profession in the Commonwealth.

Callenders is proud to be serving its second century of clients with the same personal attention on which it was founded; earning trust by promptness, professionalism and performance.
Every Callenders attorney pledges:
  • Accessibility
  • Timely and Thorough Research and Documentation Delivery
  • A Collaborative Approach
  • Personal Professional Attention