We are experts in the resolution of every type of commercial and civil dispute, whether through litigation or arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Our team includes experienced advocates with rights of audience, who litigate at all levels of the court system. This includes the Privy Council; the final court of appeal for all eight of the jurisdictions where we practice. We also have significant experience in providing legal expertise to support disputes in other jurisdictions.

We have offices in ten highly regarded, well-regulated global locations, operating in nine and practising the laws of eight jurisdictions. Our office locations include the key international jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, as well as the international financial centres of Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Often cases have a multi-jurisdictional element, which means that we can draw on the expertise of our colleagues around the globe and work together to provide the best result for clients.

Integrity and excellent client service are at the core of our business and we assert and defend our clients’ positions with vigor and efficiency.

With a specialist team of over 60 lawyers, we are able to handle the most complex matters quickly and effectively. We tailor our approach to meet our clients’ objectives whilst at the same time ensuring minimal disruption to their business.

Our Dispute Resolution services include:

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking litigation
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and conflict of laws issues
  • Employment & Immigration
  • Family & personal disputes
  • Fraud and asset-tracing
  • Fund Disputes
  • Injunctive remedies
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance/reinsurance disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Judicial review of administrative and regulatory action
  • Litigation involving mutual funds and hedge funds
  • Marine litigation, including protection and indemnity representation
  • Regulatory Disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Telecommunications, e-commerce and software disputes
  • Trust disputes
Our Experts

Christopher Cope

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 633
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Michael Cushing

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 395
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Jared Dann

Group Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 313
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Charles Davies

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 622
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Richard Field

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 610
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Tony Heaver-Wren

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2732
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Mark Holligon

Global Practice Group Co-Head of Dispute Resolution : Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 691
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David Lee

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2083
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Yahia Nazroo

Partner: Mauritius

T +230 203 4313
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Michael O’Connell

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 025
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Caren Pegg

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 636
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Fraser Robertson

Group Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 032
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Eliot Simpson

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5765
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John Wasty

Global Practice Group Co-Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3206
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Anthony Williams

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 622
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Andrew Willins

Partner: BVI

T +1 284 393 5323
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John Riihiluoma

Senior Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3236
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Richard Sheldon

Group Partner*: Guernsey, Jersey

T +44 (0)1481 755 904
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Tim Swift

Counsel: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 607
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Steven White

Partner: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 0992
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Olwyn Barry

Senior Associate: BVI, Jersey

T +44 (0) 1534 818 357 or + 1 284 393 5345
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Amy Benest

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 009
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Keira Gore

Senior Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0) 1624 647 621
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Linda Helm

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 069
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Yantee Hurnaurn-Calcutteea

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4310
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Andrew Jackson

Counsel: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2738
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Farzanah Nawool

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 405 4344
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Ashley Oogorah

Senior Associate: Mauritius

T +230 203 4311
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Hannah Tildesley

Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3388
E Email Hannah

Andrew Murphy

Senior Associate*: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 902
E Email Andrew

Dispute Resolution Services

Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team has significant experience in dealin...

Employment & Immigration

Our specialist team provides advice on employment and immigration law to a range of global clients, ...

Fraud & Asset Tracing

Our Fraud & Asset Tracing team are experts in helping clients to trace and recover assets across...

Fund Disputes

Arising from factors such as trading losses, illiquidity, misevaluation and mismanagement, fund-rela...

Insolvency & Restructuring

Our expert Insolvency & Restructuring team advise directors, institutional lenders, creditors (s...

Insurance Disputes

Our Insurance & Reinsurance Dispute Resolution team is a recognised industry leader, having been...

Merger Disputes

Our experienced Cayman Merger Disputes team specialise in advising dissenting shareholders who are d...

Regulatory Disputes

Our expert team provides advice to clients preparing for any interaction with regulators and address...

Trust Disputes

A trust dispute is any dispute relating to the administration of a trust. Our team are experts in pr...

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