HFW > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Firm Profile

HFW
FLEMMING HOUSE, 4TH FLOOR, WICKHAMS CAY
PO BOX 4012, ROAD TOWN
TORTOLA VG1110
British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands > Dispute resolution Tier 3

HFW (formerly Lennox Paton) ‘has a great boutique litigation team‘ headed up by Scott Cruickshank. More specifically, it handles an array of shareholder disputes, fraud and asset tracing matters, trust litigation, and corporate and commercial disputes. Cruickshank (who is singled out as ‘very tough and unflappable and with great commercial acumen’) forms an ‘excellent team‘ with senior associate Jonathan Child , who draws praise as a ‘first-class, committed and smart commercial lawyer and litigator’, best known for his involvement in cross-border insolvencies.

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Testimonials

‘Scott Cruickshank is a knowledgeable and experienced counsel with an engaging manner, both for clients and court. Jonathan Child is clever and works very hard and will develop into an excellent senior.’

‘The firm is instructed in complex and very high-value Commercial Court claims in the BVI. The team benefits from its size and skillsets. It is a case of ‘less is more’ as clients deal directly with Scott Cruickshank and/or Jonathan Child.’

‘Scott Cruickshank is long established in the BVI in trust and commercial matters.’

‘Jonathan Child is without doubt ‘a star on the horizon’. Excellent organisational and client support skills. Most important of all – a first-class, committed and smart commercial lawyer and litigator. Great to have him on your side!’

The firm has a great boutique litigation team, headed by Scott Cruickshank, with huge experience in BVI litigation.’

Scott Cruickshank really is the stand-out individual in my view. Great to work with. Very tough and unflappable and with great commercial acumen: he will only fight if the fight is necessary and winnable and has a great eye for commercial solutions.’

They have in-depth knowledge of local matters, practice and the local legal community. They are incredibly responsive to emails and deadlines and the fact that Scott Cruickshank has been on island for such a long period of time means that he has real gravitas both with his contemporaries as well as with the judiciary.’

Scott Cruickshank and Jonathan Child form an excellent team and work effectively to support each other.’

Key clients

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC

Kaupthing EHF

Kalo Advisers (As Liquidator of Crosscan Financial Corp)

Grant Thornton (as joint liquidators of Pioneer Freight Futures Company Limited)

Kopist Holdng Limited, Itrade Fertilisers S.A

Phoenix Commodities Pvt Ltd