Lennox Paton

Brian Simms QC

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Brian Simms QC is Senior Partner at Lennox Paton and head of its Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Restructuring and Contentious Trusts groups. He has specialist expertise in trust disputes, commercial litigation, insolvency, asset recovery and complex fraud cases. He has extensive experience in running offshore cases involving several jurisdictions and is instructed in the most substantial Bahamian and international offshore cases. He also often forms part of a team of international lawyers from onshore and offshore jurisdictions. Brian is regularly called upon to speak at international conferences with respect to Bahamian law.


Brian is one of the Bahamas’ leading advocates. He has vast experience in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, in addition to having appeared several times in the Privy Council. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 2009. Additionally, Brian was acting judge of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in 2015.

Professional Memberships

Brian attended McGill University and Exeter University. He is a member of the Bahamas Bar Association and INSOL; a former member of the Bar Council; former chair of the Bar and Bench Committee; an overseas member of the English Chancery Bar Association; and an honorary fellow of the Institute for International Legal Studies.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 2 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Privy Council judgment in an important case affecting the insolvency law of The Bahamas

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou, Brian Simms

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MV v DSL & GV: arbitration, governing law and jurisdiction clauses

Brian Simms, Marco Turnquest

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