Dispute Resolution, Fraud and Asset Tracing, International Arbitration, Restructuring & Insolvency.
Brian has particular expertise in asset tracing and preservation, especially in the context of civil fraud, trust and probate disputes and insolvency. His cases often involve interim injunctive relief or the appointment of liquidators or receivers and he is a director of Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) Limited, the BVI chapter of INSOL.
Brian's BVI law expertise also extends across the full range of Virgin Islands company and shareholder disputes and he successfully represented Microsoft in the first derivative permission claim to be considered by the ECSC Court of Appeal.
Brian joined Ogier as a Partner in 2015. He was previously a barrister with another leading firm in the BVI and before that he was a member of Littleton Chambers, Inner Temple, London. While at Littleton he was junior counsel for the successful respondents in the seminal 6 day Court of Appeal hearing of Dadourian Group International Inc v Simms & Others  1 Lloyd’s Rep 601, concerning worldwide freezing orders; the strike out an appeal for abuse of process/fraud on the Court; causation in the case of deceit; and the status of previous arbitration findings.