Payton is a fixed term tenant and accepts instructions in the Crown, Magistrates' and Youth Court.
Payton’s calm and friendly demeanour coupled with a standard of excellence has allowed him to develop strong working relationships with his clients.
Payton both passed the Bar, and graduated with a Masters in Law, with Distinction. Payton was also the 2021 recipient of the Bermuda Bar Association Dame Lois-Browne Evans Pupillage Award.
Before coming to the Bar, Payton volunteered at the Bahai World Centre in Haifa, Israel as part of the management team of the Security Department. He worked closely alongside internal security personnel, local and specialised police units to provide security for events, VIPs and the facilities of the Bahai World Centre.
During his pupillage, Payton took part in the 2022 Kalisher Trust Essay Competition and now continues to assist the Kalisher Trust in mentoring young people and helping them to develop their advocacy skills.
Payton has considerable international experience having lived in 4 countries in 3 continents which has strengthened his ability to work comfortably alongside individuals from an array of backgrounds, a skill he has used to great effect in his own practice.
In the Youth Court, he successfully opposed the imposition of a Knife Crime Prevention Order. In the Magistrates’ Court, Payton has secured acquittals for defendants charged with assault and theft, and possession of a bladed articles. Payton has also obtained a suspended sentence for a defendant charged with assaulting a mother and child and criminal damage. Payton succeeded in arguing for the exclusion of evidence pursuant to section 78 PACE 1984.
- Spanish (Intermediate)