Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright joined the firm as a Senior Associate in 2010. A former commercial airline pilot who combined a passion for flying with advanced legal training including a Master’s degree in Aviation Science, he specializes in Aviation Law (aircraft financing, registration and licensing), Property Law involving private residential and commercial acquisitions and Estate Planning and Administration. Mr. Boyer-Cartwright has acted on behalf of numerous high-net-worth private clients in respect of their acquisition of private residences and commercial properties and has been involved in negotiations with The Bahamas Government relating to project proposals and concessions under the Hotels Encouragement Act, The Nassau Revitalization Act and the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Act.
Mr. Boyer-Cartwright was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States and holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB. (Hons)) from The University of Buckingham and a Masters in Aviation Science (MSc.) (including Aviation Safety and Airport Planning & Design) from Everglades University. In 1994 Mr. Boyer-Cartwright was admitted into the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, England (England & Wales) and The Bahamas Bar. He is a member of Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, The Bahamas Bar Association’s Real Estate Section, and was a finalist in the Bahamas Financial Services Board awards 2012.
The Bahamian government continues to make progress towards enhancing its aircraft registry and ratifying the Cape Town Convention. For example, the Aviation Steering Committee (ASC) recently presented draft legislation to implement the Cape Town Convention to the Attorney General's Office. The ASC expects this draft legislation to be approved and presented to the Cabinet before the next government budget communication in Summer 2019.
For the first time, The Bahamas has embarked on an ambitious project to develop a national aviation policy to better coordinate and facilitate civil aviation activities to, from and within the country. Further, the ratification of the Cape Town Convention will better position The Bahamas as a key player in the global industry in terms of financing and leasing aircraft and will allow the country to compete in the aviation industry on a global level.
The Bahamas is ripe with opportunity and well positioned in what has become a new global industry within the civil aviation sector. The numerous remote islands in the country afford many possibilities regarding the operation and testing of drones as they become more sophisticated and start to be used for various operations. Drone operators, whether commercial or recreational, must be mindful of privacy, data collection and use and nuisance.
The Bahamian authorities recently embarked on an ambitious project to reform and enhance the country's civil aviation sector. These efforts will enhance the country's standing in the global arena, where aviation is experiencing considerable and dynamic growth. Such growth will benefit not only the country's civil aviation sector, but also its financial services and private sectors.