November 2020

Lennox Paton (BVI) retains recognition as Leading Firm in The Legal 500 Caribbean

The Legal 500 Caribbean (2021) has recently been published and Lennox Paton has been recognised again as a Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

The disputes focused, and conflict-free team, continues to receive growing recognition for their work in complex, high-value cases in the jurisdiction and their notable international client base. The team are regularly instructed to act on matters against larger full-service law firms in the jurisdiction and continue to offer a ‘boutique’ level of service to their clients and onshore legal teams.

Extracts from The Legal 500 Caribbean (2021) Guide

Instructed by high-net-worth individuals and corporate entities in commercial litigation and insolvency matters in the BVI, Lennox Paton’s litigation practice in the BVI is headed up by Scott Cruickshank, who also sits as the local managing partner. The team has notable experience in shareholder disputes, fraud and asset tracing matters, trust litigation, and corporate and commercial disputes. The department also includes associate Jonathan Child, who is a commercial litigator who ‘handles complex and heavy litigation very successfully‘ including matters before the High Court and Court of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean. Phillip Baldwin completes the agile and client-centered team.

Personal Testimonials:

Scott Cruickshank:

The team is very well led by Scott Cruickshank who is very personable as well and brings in excellent work. Scott’s client care is also of a very high standard and similarly offers excellent strategic decision-making on cases.’

‘Scott Cruickshank: Managing Partner in the BVI, Scott has a wealth of invaluable BVI related knowledge. He is a tough but very smart lawyer, passionately committed to the client’s very best interests. Great to work with.’

‘The three lawyers at the firm Scott Cruickshank, Jonathan Child and Philip Baldwin oversee a substantial commercial practice. The firm benefits from its compact size with clients having access directly to experienced lawyers. The firm attracts clients from the UK, Russia and Asia and can more than hold their own with the larger firms. The advantage to clients and overseas law firms is that their work is dealt with by a focused joined up team.’

‘Scott Cruickshank is justifiably recognised for his extensive trust/corporate work.

Jonathan Child:

Jonathan Child is a first rate dispute resolution lawyer. His attention to detail, commitment to clients and management of successful complex commercial disputes makes him ‘a star on the horizon’. He is very comfortable in advising clients or acting as junior counsel in the BVI Commercial Court. He is well respected by his peers and indeed the court.’

‘Jonathan Child is an excellent solicitor and quite exceptional for his level of experience. He handles complex and heavy litigation very successfully. His client care is excellent and he is a pleasure to work for as counsel. His instructions are always very clear and he always makes himself available to discuss ideas on cases.’

‘Jonathan Child – calmness personified, charming and a great lawyer.’

You can view the full rankings here: British-Virgin-Islands/Dispute-Resolution