Philisea Bethel


Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial & Civil Litigation
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Employment
  • Insolvency/Liquidation
  • Judicial Review
  • Private Client Management
  • Trusts
  • Wills, Estate Planning & Probate


Philisea Bethel joined Callenders in October 2019 and currently works within the firm’s Litigation Group. She has assisted lead Counsel in an array of legal matters including liquidation proceedings, real estate developer disputes and breach of trust issues and has appeared as lead Counsel and junior Counsel before The Bahamas Supreme Court and The Bahamas Court of Appeal respectively. Her areas of practice include Civil & Commercial Litigation, Insolvency, Trusts, Employment, Corporate & Commercial and Judicial Review.

“Since I have arrived at the firm, I can say one thing with certainty, that Callenders has lived up to its enviable name and reputation,” Bethel shares. “I am elated to be a part of a team that is client focused and results oriented as this aligns strongly with my personal convictions. By instructing Callenders, you are bound to receive expert advice from some of the most experienced and qualified attorneys in The Bahamas.” She is also an avid community volunteer and enjoys participating in feeding initiatives and interacting with children. Bethel says, “Feeding others is an expression of love. I enjoy being a part of such efforts and recommend it to others.”


Philisea obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Law & Criminal Justice in 2012 at the College of The Bahamas. She earned a Bachelor of Laws with Upper Second Class Honours in 2015 at the University of Buckingham, England and a Master of Laws in International & Commercial Law (specializing in Financial Services Law) with Distinction in 2016. During her academic career, she served as President of the Caribbean Society. She subsequently completed her bar training at BPP, London and is a member of the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple. She was called to The Bahamas Bar in April 2018.