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Brian Simms QC is the Senior Partner of the firm and the head of its Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring Groups.  Brian is one of the Bahamas’ leading advocates and he has vast experience in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in addition to having appeared a number of times in the Privy Council. 

He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 2009 and is instructed in the most substantial Bahamian and international offshore cases.  

The legal directories continually rank Brian as a tier one litigator and praise him for the quality of his work and expertise in commercial litigation, trust disputes, insolvency and fraud cases.  Brian has been described by clients as “A top offshore Silk” and “The best litigation lawyer in the Bahamas”.


  • Brian attended both McGill University and Exeter University.
  • He is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of for International Legal Studies.
  • Appointed Queens Counsel in 2009
  • Acting Judge of the Bahamas Supreme Court 2015


  • Member of the Bahamas Bar Association
  • Previous Member of the Bahamas Bar Council
  • Member of the Bahamas Constitutional Commission
  • Overseas Member of the English Chancery Bar

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Bahamas > Dispute resolution

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Brian Simms QC heads up the litigation and dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency groups at Lennox Paton, which are involved in some of the Bahamas’ most high-profile, high-value disputes. ‘Generally regarded as being at the top of its game‘, the large local team has an extensive track record in insolvency proceedings, company disputes, fraud and asset tracing claims, shareholder disputes and arbitration proceedings. In addition to Simms’ wide-ranging practice and Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou’s insolvency and asset recovery expertise, the ‘dynamicMarco Turnquest regularly acts for trustees, personal representatives and beneficiaries in contentious trust issues. A notable recent highlight saw Turnquest and Simms represent Delanson Services Limited in Matteo Volpi v Delanson Services Limited and Gabriele Volpi, a recent Bahamian Supreme Court decision concerning the court’s jurisdiction limits to act in trust-related arbitrations. Other names to note include Metta MacMillan-Hughes, Christopher Jenkins, senior associate Chizelle Cargill and associate Ramonne Gardiner.