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HFW

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 4British Virgin IslandsGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

London-headquartered HFW entered the offshore market in February 2022 after acquiring the former BVI office of leading Bahamian law firm Lennox Paton. Its lawyers on the ground have impressive strengths in high-value general commercial disputes and are able to leverage the broad global network of the HFW group in relation to high-stakes, multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. The firm's expertise also covers trust litigation, asset tracing and insolvency matters.

Strengths

Market sources praise HFW's BVI team for its efficiency and responsiveness, going on to highlight its focus on "client satisfaction." One source summarised: "They really understand litigation in the BVI Commercial Court."

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Child is a senior associate who often assists international clients with commercial disputes and insolvency matters. He receives very high praise from sources.
"He has superb organisational and client support skills. He is an excellent commercial lawyer who is well respected by the judges." "I consider him to be one of the very best solicitors for his level of experience."

Scott Cruickshank heads up HFW's BVI office as well as leading its disputes team in the territory. He is an experienced and well-established lawyer who handles a broad range of commercial litigation and insolvency matters.
"He offers excellent strategic judgement and great client care. He is also a very pleasant and affable partner to work with." "He is very thorough and methodical."

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Dispute Resolution


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Scott Cruickshank
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