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 > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

William Jones  – Ogier

Drawing on a robust network of offices across the world, Ogier fields a deep and experienced team which is routinely engaged on high-profile insolvencies, fraud cases, trust litigation, and fair value s.238 disputes. Arbitral award enforcement proceedings and contentious regulatory matters are further core workflows for the practice. The contentious group is jointly led by Cayman disputes head Jennifer Fox, trust disputes chair Rachael Reynolds KC, and global dispute resolution chief Marc Kish. William Jones maintains a robust restructuring and corporate recovery practice, where he handles matters ranging from schemes of arrangement and enforcement actions to contractual disputes and insurance claims. Newly promoted partner Christopher Levers focuses on insolvencies, while fellow counsel Deborah Barker Roye specialises in contentious trust and estate matters. Senior associate Nour Khaleq is also recommended.

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

Dubbed by clients as ‘the private client office to beat in Cayman’, Ogier‘s sizeable team is regularly sought out for its capabilities in high-value, cross-jurisdictional contentious and non-contentious matters. The practice is jointly led by global trusts disputes head Rachael Reynolds KC – regarded as ‘one of the brightest fiduciary litigators in the offshore world’ – and the ‘fantastic’ Anthony Partridge, who spearheads the private wealth team. William Jones is an experienced trust litigator whose wide-ranging capabilities encompass contentious insolvencies, contractual disputes and insurance claims. Counsel Deborah Barker-Roye possesses decades of experience in contentious trust and estate matters, including international arbitral proceedings and applications before the Grand Court. Associates Samantha Conolly and Jordan Constable – who joined from Bedell Cristin in August 2021 – are also recommended.

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

A strong mix of international banks, crypto asset companies and regulators seek out Ogier for its wide-ranging contentious and non-contentious capabilities; recent areas of expertise include handling CIMA inspections, judicial reviews and administrative appeals regarding AML enforcement decisions. Key names to note within the firm include investment funds regulatory head Joanne Huckle; corporate and private client specialist Martin Byers; banking regulatory head James Heinicke; William Jones, who focuses on local matters; and Jennifer Fox, who spearheads the group’s contentious offering. Following her arrival from Bedell Cristin in April 2022, senior associate Megan Mcluskie has worked with various investment managers, funds, and administrators. Dave Sherwin has left the firm.