Legal Team

Lynda Milligan-Whyte

J.D. (Director and Chief Executive Officer)




The former Government Leader in the Bermuda Senate and Minister of Legislative Affairs, from 1986 to 1996, Lynda Milligan-Whyte is also a former Director of the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

Lynda successfully earned four degrees, her B.A., B.Ed., M.P.A. and J.D., at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. In 2010, her LL.B. law degree from the same institution was converted to a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.). She served on the Queen’s University Board of Trustees for several years before being appointed to the Bermuda Senate by the island Premier in 1986.


Lynda offers her broad range of legal, regulatory and political experience to the advantage of her clients. Having commenced her professional career at the Ontario Securities Commission prior to joining one of the largest Bermuda law firms, Appleby Spurling & Kempe in 1983, she spear-headed the founding of Milligan-Whyte & Smith in 1988. She led the development of its corporate department until 2002, when she founded Apex Law Group Ltd. The firm is ‘client driven,’ offering a unique approach when advising clients on legal matters in Bermuda, including establishing a company and seeking regulatory approvals for insurance, investment firms or collective investment schemes.

Lynda has been responsible for a number of Bermuda business initiatives in the area of trusts, investment banking, commercial real estate development and telecommunications. As the attorney for an island telecommunications company in the 1990s, she assisted it in obtaining its license and raising capital from the public necessary to lay a ‘fibre-optic’ cable between Bermuda and New Jersey. This helped Bermuda to become one of the most wired jurisdictions in the world.

Lynda’s business experience includes serving as Director of a Bermuda-based Private Trust Company that managed over US$9 billion in family trust assets and being appointed a Director of The Bermuda Stock Exchange, Bermuda Electric Light Company, Bermuda Broadcasting Company and Matheson Investment Management (Bermuda) Limited. She is also Director and Co-Chair of the World eCommerce Exchange.

Lynda has authored several publications on Bermuda law and serves as Bermuda Contributing Editor of Offshore Investment Magazine. She has represented Bermuda and been a Speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and at many other world-class conferences around the world.

Arthur D.O. Hodgson

(Director, Vice President and General Counsel)






A scholar, educator, real estate and business developer and politician, Arthur D.O.Hodgson brings a wealth of experience to the practice of law in Bermuda. A former member of the Bermuda Parliament and Cabinet Minister, a Rhodes Scholar and a commercial lawyer with nearly 25 years of experience practicing on island, he brings depth and practicality to the firm in dealing with property law, private client matters, regulatory and commercial matters.


Mr. Hodgson’s academic background has taken him to the U.S.A., U.K. and the Caribbean. An outstanding student, he became a Bermuda Scholar upon graduating from the Berkeley Institute. He then graduated from Michigan State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Mr. Hodgson was selected as a ‘Rhodes Scholar’ from Bermuda and graduated from Oxford University in England, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also holds a degree in Education from the University of Guyana.


Mr. Hodgson studied law at the University of Buckingham in the U.K., where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws Degree. He attended Middle Temple in London and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales and to the Bermuda Bar in 1987.


He commenced his legal career in Bermuda with the law firm of Richards, Francis and Francis, where he became a partner. He served on the Bermuda Bench, primarily as a Magistrate in the Family Court. Mr. Hodgson subsequently established a boutique firm, Richmond Law Offices, which offers legal consulting and now practices with Apex Law Group Ltd., the result of the merger of Bermuda’s Richmond Law Offices and Lynda Milligan-Whyte & Associates.


Mr. Hodgson served as the Minister of the Environment and more recently as Chairman of a Bermuda Government’s Round Table on ‘Sustainable Development.’ He is presently serving as Chairman of the Hamilton Parish Council and Chairman of the Bermuda Missions Trust.


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