Chancery Legal has confirmed that Mark Pettingill “has been instructed to take over the local representation” for the group who “is challenging the Government’s Covid-19 regulations.”
A spokesperson said, “Chancery Legal is pleased to confirm that counsel, Mark Pettingill, has been instructed to take over the local representation for the group Constitutional Freedom Bermuda, the group who is challenging the Government’s Covid-19 regulations. Counsel is still instructed by Courtenay Griffiths QC and will be assisted by Eron S.L Hill.
“We are committed to representing our clients without fear or favour and irrespective of political affiliation; this matter has nothing to do politics or conspiracies, this is about constitutional freedoms.
“The Constitution guarantees fundamental rights, liberties, and freedoms that all Bermudians are entitled.
“Our clients hold the view that the regulations are discriminatory and have gone a step too far and our team at Chancery looks forward to working with Mr. Griffiths QC to advocate our clients’ case before the Courts.
“Our clients are immensely grateful for the enormous support they’ve received both locally and across the globe in respect of their pursuit of constitutional justice for all.
This announcement that Mr Pettingill, a former Attorney-General, will work on the case follows after Charles Richardson said he is no longer associated with the group. According to the Crowd Justice website, the online fund has, as of this writing, raised £28,260 [$39,809] from 117 pledges.