Mr Brian Simms QC > Lennox Paton > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

Lennox Paton
3 BAYSIDE EXECUTIVE PARK
WEST BAY STREET & BLAKE ROAD, PO BOX N-4875
NASSAU
Bahamas
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Work Department

Position

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”.

Career

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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
  • INSOL

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Brian Simms QCLennox Paton

Particularly active in complex, high-profile claims, Lennox Paton’s ‘highly reputable’ litigation and dispute resolution department has expertise across a broad range of matters including trust claims, banking, insolvency and asset tracing litigation; insurance issues, mutual fund disputes, property litigation and director liability proceedings. ‘Incredibly incisive’ senior partner Brian Simms QC heads up the practice and has substantial experience at all levels of the court system. Marco Turnquest is a key contact for banking, shareholder, insolvency and trust disputes, while Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou has a notable track record in complex insolvency cases. Other key individuals include Christopher Jenkins, who has experience in property litigation and shareholder disputes; Metta MacMillan-Hughes , who acts in a range of commercial and civil litigation; and senior associate Chizelle Cargill .