Mr Leroy Smith > Higgs & Johnson > Lyford, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

Higgs & Johnson
Lyford Crescent, Western Road
LYFORD CAY
Bahamas

Work Department

Litigation and Private Client & Wealth Management

Position

Leroy is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group in The Bahamas. He is a seasoned litigator and accredited mediator with an active practice strategically focused on complex trust and estate advice and litigation, and commercial law.

In his trust and estate practice, Leroy advises fiduciaries and private clients in all aspects of Bahamas trust law, with particular emphasis on the drafting and administration of Bahamian trusts.

His commercial practice involves a broad spectrum of substantive areas, including contentious and non-contentious commercial matters (claims for breach of contract, directors’ and shareholders’ disputes and asset-tracing and recovery matters), telecommunications law and maritime law. He also regularly represents local and international companies and insurers in relation to a range of personal injury, defamation and other tort-based claims.

Career

In 1998, Leroy obtained an LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Southampton and was called to the Bar of England and Wales and to the Bahamas Bar. He subsequently earned an LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University College of London. He joined Higgs & Johnson in 2000. In June 2006 he earned the Advanced Certificate in Company Law and Practice by STEP. In March 2012, he was accredited by the London School of Mediation as a Civil and Commercial Mediator.

Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Bahamas Bar Association

Education

  • University College of London (LL.M.), London, England
  • University of Southampton (LL.B.) (Hons), Southampton, England

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Leroy Smith – Higgs & Johnson

Fielding an ‘innovative, responsive and diverse‘ team, the litigation practice at Higgs & Johnson acts for a range of local and global clients in cross-border litigation and asset recovery work, trust claims, banking disputes, insolvencies, employment litigation and tax mandates, as well as handling alternative dispute resolution methods including arbitration proceedings. Tara Archer-Glasgow heads up the team and is praised by clients as ‘an excellent litigator‘ who is ‘willing to go the extra mile to ensure that her clients receive the best representation and legal remedies available‘. Other contributors to the practice include senior partner Philip Dunkley KC, firm co-managing partner Oscar Johnson, Jr. KC, Vann Gaitor, trust and estate claim specialist Leroy Smith, industrial relations and employment law expert Karen Brown, Audley Hanna and associate Keith Major.