Alex Potts KC appointed to the Legal Services Panel for the Government of the British Virgin Islands

Alex Potts KC has been appointed to the Legal Services Panel for the Government of the British Virgin Islands. The role of the Legal Services Panel is to advise and represent the Government of the British Virgin Islands in a wide range of civil and commercial legal matters. Appointments are for an initial period of […]

7th November 2023

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann act pro bono for the LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Colours Caribbean

Alex Potts KC and Anna Hoffmann have been instructed to act pro bono for the LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Colours Caribbean, in its capacity as an intervener in the case of Ferguson and Others v United Kingdom, pending before the European Court of Human Rights. Colours Caribbean has secured the ECtHR’s permission to intervene in the case, […]

30th October 2023

Judgment handed down in an appeal which raised issues of wider importance for the QFC and Qatari law- Simon Hale

Simon Hale appeared on behalf of the defendant bank in an appeal against a first instance decision in the Civil and Commercial Court of the Qatar Financial Centre (the “QFC”), which raised issues of wider importance for the QFC and Qatari law. Background In 2014-2015, the Government of Qatar introduced a policy to provide better […]

25th July 2023

Alex Potts KC registered as a DIFC Part II Legal Practitioner

Alex Potts KC has been registered as a DIFC Part II Legal Practitioner. Alex now has rights to practice in the DIFC Courts. For full details see here.

11th July 2023

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal delivers judgment in significant Constitutional case- Alex Potts KC

On 4 July 2023, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal delivered judgment in a significant Constitutional case, arising out of a judicial review challenge to the Cayman Islands’ Governor’s enactment of the Civil Partnership Act 2020, using his Reserved Powers under sections 55 and 81 of the Constitution. Alex Potts KC appeared for the successful […]

5th July 2023

Laurence Page to appear in The Supreme Court- Skatteforvaltningen v Sanjay Shah and others

On the 5th and 6th July, Laurence Page will be in The Supreme Court as part of the counsel team for the appellants in Skatteforvaltningen v Sanjay Shah and others, supporting the Judgment of Mr Justice Andrew Baker, and appealing against the Judgment of The Court of Appeal. The appeal raises an important point of […]

3rd July 2023

The arbitrability of shareholder disputes in the Cayman Islands: What will the Privy Council finally decide? –...

It is now over 6 months since the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council heard the important appeal from the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (CICA) in the case of Ting Chuan (Cayman Islands) Holding Corporation v FamilyMart China Holding Co Ltd, JCPC, 2020/0055. The Privy Council’s judgment was reserved at the conclusion of the […]

19th June 2023

Alex Potts KC appointed to the panel of Senior Decision Makers of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Alex Potts KC has been appointed to the panel of Senior Decision Makers of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Senior Decision Makers, sitting alone, hear GFSC enforcement cases involving contested allegations of regulatory shortcomings against a licensee and individual directors. Senior Decision Makers are also required to determine the penalties that are to be imposed. […]

14th June 2023

Alex Potts KC, James Purchas and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard speak at the Commercial Bar Association’s North America and...

Last week week Alex Potts KC, James Purchas and Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard were amongst a panel of speakers at the Commercial Bar Association’s North America and Offshore Meeting. On Thursday, James and Jonathan discussed the management and gathering of evidence in cross-border litigation. During Friday’s debate, Alex and others postulated that the trial process is no […]

Judgment handed down in McGrath Tonner (A Law Firm) v McLean, CICA Civil Appeal No 13 of 2022

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal delivered judgment last week in a case of considerable interest to the offshore legal profession, being McGrath Tonner (A Law Firm) v McLean, CICA Civil Appeal No 13 of 2022. Alex Potts KC appeared for the Respondent, instructed by Conyers. The appeal presented the first occasion on which the […]

9th May 2023

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