Another Hargun welcomed to Bermuda Bar
Davina Hargun yesterday took a step in her father's footsteps by being called to the Bermuda Bar.
Ms Hargun, the daughter of veteran lawyer Narinder Hargun, was formally admitted to the Bermuda Bar surrounded by friends and family in a ceremony in the Supreme Court.
Introducing his daughter to the court, Mr Hargun noted her early love and success in equestrian, along with her academic achievements in the legal world.
“She has the horsepower to be an exceptional lawyer,” he said, describing her as an honest, kind, caring and well-balanced individual, while acknowledging his own bias.
Addressing the court for the first time, Ms Hargun thanked the team at Conyers Dill & Pearman for her pupillage and her friends and family for her constant support.
She expressed her gratitude for her mother's “eternal encouragement” and her father's eagerness to help her achieve her goals, saying: “You're the best teacher I've ever had, and I'm so grateful for everything you have done for me.
“Thank you to everyone for coming here today — seeing all of you makes me feel very humbled and privileged. This is an important day in my life, and I'm happy to be able to share it with so many of you.
Thanking Chief Justice Ian Kawaley, she added: “To achieve such a prestigious designation is a great source of pride. It is indeed a true honour, and I confirm that I will do my best to uphold the high standards of the Bermuda Bar, and I hope to be a credit to the Bar in the years to come.”
Elizabeth Christopher of the Bermuda Bar Council welcomed Ms Hargun to the Bar, lamenting that she had closed the “dark side” of private law over the “light side” of criminal and human rights law.
And Mr Justice Kawaley added that Ms Hargun had all of the skills necessary to carve her own path in the legal world.
“It's important for every young person to create their own distinct identity,” he said. “I have no doubt, with your abilities and your evident morality, that you will apply yourself and make a name for yourself.
“Try to blend the dark and the light, as Ms Christopher put it. I have no doubt that that is a challenge that you will find some way of taking on.”