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Bermuda’s officers and directors given ‘licence for incompetence’

Bermuda's lawyers, a firm of whom recently charged a client $400 for obtaining a $5 copy of someone's will, have surpassed themselves in the area self-preservation through the passage of amendments to The Companies Act 1981.Following the introduction of The Companies Amendment Act 1996, which became law last year, it has become more difficult, if not impossible, for creditors of failed Bermuda-registered companies to sue those who are partly responsible for the failures.