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Carey Olsen
British Virgin Islands

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Alex Hall Taylor is a barrister, Queen’s Counsel, partner and head of Carey Olsen’s BVI Dispute Resolution and Litigation team.

Alex has over 20 years’ court experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution across a broad range of commercial, company, shareholder, trusts, insolvency, restructuring, civil fraud, asset tracing, security enforcement, tax, professional liability and fiduciary claims, arbitrations and mediations. He has extensive case management, interlocutory, trial and appellate advocacy experience including before the Privy Council. His practice is principally contentious, involving advocacy, tactical advice and strategic expertise in high value, complex, document heavy matters that are frequently multi-jurisdictional in nature. He is a CEDR-accredited mediator.

Alex regularly acts and advises on trusts and shareholder disputes including unfair prejudice claims, alleged breaches of trust or of shareholder agreements, rectification actions, minority squeeze-outs and just and equitable winding up applications as well as on fraud and asset tracing claims and regulatory, corporate investigation, anti-corruption and money-laundering assignments. Alex is often involved in seeking or defeating interim remedies such as injunctions, the appointment of receivers and Norwich Pharmacal relief, often on an urgent basis. He has acted as an expert witness on BVI law, practice and procedure in foreign proceedings.


Alex was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 (not currently practising there) and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in England and Wales in 2020. He was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 2018.

Alex joined Carey Olsen in 2020 from the BVI office of Maples and Calder, where he jointly led the litigation, insolvency and restructuring team as a partner for over 2 years. Prior to moving to the BVI in 2018, Alex was a barrister at leading London Chambers 4 New Square where he spent 17 years, after 4 years training and practising at another leading Lincoln’s Inn set of chambers. At the English bar he was consistently ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners in commercial chancery (particularly offshore), banking and financial services, civil fraud and professional liability work.


Alex is a member of the BVI Bar Association, the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA), the Chancery Bar Association, the Financial Services Law Association, the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association, the Professional Negligence Bar Association and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple where he is a Governing Bencher.

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With additional support from its London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices, the BVI disputes resolution team at Carey Olsen handles a diverse range of disputes. Alongside its fraud and asset-tracing capabilities, the group is also instructed in a steady flow of corporate and commercial disputes, trust litigation and shareholder disputes. Former practice head Ben Mays left the legal profession in mid-2020 and was replaced as group leader by former Maples Group litigation group co-head Alex Hall Taylor QC.