1948 Higgs & Johnson’s founders Hon. Godfrey W. Higgs, CBE and friend, Mr. Mervyn Johnson – a former Registrar General of The Bahamas – establish a legal partnership. In addition to a long and distinguished career in law and politics, Mr. Higgs holds a place in history for leading the successful defence of Count Alfred de Marigny, tried and acquitted in 1943 for the murder of Canadian gold baron Sir Harry Oakes.
1950 Messrs. Higgs and Johnson are joined by Mr. Geoffrey Johnstone (later Sir Geoffrey).
1968 Mr. Johnstone becomes Senior Partner of Higgs & Johnson.
1974 Truman Bodden & Company, located in the heart of George Town, Grand Cayman, is formed by local attorney Hon. Truman Bodden, OBE, a prominent political figure, former Acting Attorney General (1970-1972) of the Cayman Islands, and variously a member of the Legislative Assembly and Minister of a number of government portfolios.
1990 Higgs & Johnson (The Bahamas) and Truman Bodden & Company (Cayman Islands) become founding members of TerraLex (a leading worldwide network of independent law firms).
1999 Mr. Philip C. Dunkley (now a distinguished Queen’s Counsel (QC)) becomes Senior Partner of Higgs & Johnson; the firm re-opens its second office at Freeport, Grand Bahama.
2001 Higgs & Johnson opens its third office at Lyford Cay, an internationally renowned exclusive residential community and financial district at the western end of New Providence.
2006 Higgs & Johnson relocates its main offices to Ocean Centre, a state-of-the art business facility at Montagu Foreshore on East Bay Street.
2007 Higgs & Johnson opens its fourth office at Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
2008 Higgs & Johnson celebrates 60 years of continuous practice under the same name.
2009 The law practice of Truman Bodden & Company of the Cayman Islands is succeeded by Higgs Johnson Truman Bodden & Co in the Cayman Islands, reflecting a merger of ownership interests of Truman Bodden & Company and Higgs & Johnson of The Bahamas. Higgs & Johnson remains the operating platform in The Bahamas for the merged group.
2010 Higgs Johnson Truman Bodden & Co rebrands as Higgs & Johnson.