William Jones > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Counsel Restrucuring and Insolvency


Will advises on all aspects of commercial litigation, specialising in contractual disputes, insurance claims and contentious trust matters. He also has significant experience in contentious restructuring and insolvency matters and is a member of the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group.    

Will’s recent work includes acting for the joint provisional liquidators in the $3.7 billion Ocean Rig restructuring, acting for liquidators and liquidation committees on a number of insolvent liquidations and acting for trustees and beneficiaries in relation to high-value trust disputes. He has also recently advised on Norwich Pharmacal disclosure applications and on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Will regularly appears in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, in both the Financial Services Division and the Civil Division, and is a member of the Court’s Financial Services Division Users Committee.


Will joined Ogier as a trainee in 2003. He completed his articles of clerkship with the firm and was admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2005.


Will is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Caymanian Bar Association, the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (Cayman) Limited and INSOL International.


He obtained his Bachelor of Laws, with Honours, from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 2001 and his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, with Commendation, from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002.

Admitted in:
2005 – Cayman Islands

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Ogier’s regulatory and compliance coverage is divided among core service line offerings, with practitioners who are praised as ‘exemplary, professional and down to earth‘ advising clients on the practical application of various regulatory and compliance requirements. Joanne Huckle  leads the investment fund regulatory group, guiding clients through the private funds law, engaging with legislators and the regulator, as well as industry bodies, through participation in technical committees. The corporate and private client regulatory sub-team is fronted by Dave Sherwin, who joined from Maples Group in late 2020 and advises clients on compliance with the anti-money laundering, tax information exchange, economic substance and country-by-country reporting for international tax disclosure regimes. The contentious regulatory team is led by Jennifer Fox , who acts for clients in financial crime and sanction issues as well as cross-border investigations. Banking regulatory lead James Heinicke  and local client regulatory head William Jones  are other names to note.

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

William Jones  – Ogier

The ‘exceptional’ dispute resolution practice at Ogier is commended for its ‘extensive knowledge of Grand Court and CICA procedures, and is exceptionally well versed in the law on freezing orders and anti-suit injunctions’. ‘Unafraid to seek remedies that go beyond the norm in commercial litigation’ and ‘working well as part of a global team’, the group includes newly appointed Queen’s Counsel and senior managing partner Rachael Reynolds QC and is led by the firm’s global head of dispute resolution Marc Kish . Jennifer Fox specialises in fraud and asset recovery claims, whereas William Jones regularly advises on the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Also highly adept in this space are managing associate Gemma Lardner, counsel Deborah Barker Roye and Christopher Levers, who joined the group as counsel from Mourant in January 2021.