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Wence M. J. Martin

Senior Associate


BAR ADMISSIONS: The Commonwealth of the Bahamas (2007)

PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS: Banking and Financial Services, Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Conveyancing and Property Law, Corporate Law and Governance including Charities and Non-Profits, Private Client (Trusts, Wills, Probate & Estate matters), Labour and Immigration Law, Investments and Regulatory Law.

WENCE'S BACKGROUND: Wence commenced his legal journey as a commercial litigator in 2007. A few years later, he was recruited by a leading commercial bank where he spent more than 12 years in legal risk and compliance management (in The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands). After several years of working as a senior manager in a global wealth management company, Wence decided to return to active legal practice and joined Providence. He is experienced in serving High Net-Worth Individuals as well as domestic and international clients. As a corporate and commercial attorney, Wence provides legal solutions on a myriad of compliance, legal, and regulatory issues. He is also a part-time law tutor within the Law Faculty at the University of the Bahamas.


  • ​Toastmasters International, District 47, Division I Director 2023.

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). 

  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

  • Compliance Professional of the Year 2015 - Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers.

  • Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO).

  • Bahamas Bar Association, Junior Bar Council & Legal Aid.

  • Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

EDUCATION: Master of Laws with Merit (LLM), 2016 Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom; Legal Education Certificate (LEC), 2007 Eugene Dupuch Law School, The Bahamas; Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB Hons), 2005 University of London, United Kingdom; Diploma in International Trust Management (TEP) Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)/Central Law Training Intl; UK Certification in International Taxation (CIT), Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland in association with Bahamas Institute of Financial Services; Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, FL, USA.

MESSAGE FROM WENCE: My practice is predominately in the areas of corporate and commercial law, conveyancing and property matters. In addition to my legal expertise, I often leverage my wealth of experience in the financial services industry, particularly in compliance and risk management to provide holistic solutions to my clients. I also enjoy community volunteer work and assisting people through participating in pro bono legal aid clinics.


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