Llewellyn V. Boyer-Cartwright, a former commercial airline pilot, has combined his passion for aviation with advanced legal training, including a Master's degree in Aviation Science. Boyer-Cartwright who holds an Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) has logged over 7,500 flight hours (most of it, jet time) and is type-rated on the B747.
A partner at the country's oldest law firm, Callenders & Co.. Boyer-Cartwright specializes in Aviation Law, and Property Law; private residential and commercial acquisitions. He also represents a large US air carrier as resident counsel in The Bahamas.
Boyer-Cartwright has been the vocal and enthusiastic lobbyist for the creation of a Bahamas International Aircraft Registry. If at first he felt that his was a lonely voice, he is proud that the benefits of such a registry -- first suggested by the BFSB, the Bahamas Financial Services Board, in 1999 -- are now being widely recognized and today, in collaboration with the government and the BFSB, the former pilot believes that The Bahamas is very close to becoming the next -- and the best -- registry for private, corporate and executive jet aircraft. He continues to advocate accession to the Cape Town Convention and its protocol on aircraft equipment and to urge exemption on Bahamian-registered aircraft. He also urges that the nation maintain the same high quality standards for aircraft as it does for registration of ships.
Boyer-Cartwright was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States and holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from The University of Buckingham and a Masters in Aviation Science (Aviation Safety and Airport Planning & Design) from Everglades University. In 1994, Mr. Boyer-Cartwright was admitted into the Bar of England & Wales (Degree of Utter Barrister), the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, and The Bahamas Bar. He is also a member of Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
In 2012, in a country with more than 1200 attorneys at law, Mr. Boyer-Cartwright was the sole attorney in a law firm named a finalist for the BFSB Excellence Awards for promoting the financial services industry. That same year, the firm in which he is a partner, was named the nation's best by Corp. INT'L, a global association with more than 280,000 professionals.