Scott Cruickshank > Lennox Paton > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

Lennox Paton
FLEMMING HOUSE, 4TH FLOOR, WICKHAMS CAY
PO BOX 4012, ROAD TOWN
TORTOLA VG1110
British Virgin Islands

Work Department

Scott is the Managing Partner and Head of Litigation of the British Virgin Islands office.

He has considerable experience in areas such as shareholder disputes, insolvency, fraud and asset tracing, trust litigation, and corporate and commercial disputes generally.

Scott routinely works with large city law firms, financial institutions and corporate and commercial clients based throughout the world with respect to large multi-jurisdictional disputes and transactions.

In addition to corporate and commercial litigation, Scott also has a wide experience of ADR procedures such as arbitration and mediation.

Position

Managing Partner; Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution (British Virgin Islands)

Career

Prior to February 2008, Scott was a practising Barrister at the Scottish Bar where he built up a sizeable and successful practice as a corporate and commercial litigator. In February 2008, Scott relocated to the BVI where he worked initially with another leading offshore firm prior to joining Lennox Paton.

Memberships

  • BVI Bar Association
  • Fellow of INSOL International
  • Board member of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA) in the BVI
  • Faculty of Advocates in Scotland

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (with Honours in Commercial Law) – University of Glasgow 1995;
  • Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip.LP) – University of Glasgow, 1996;

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Dispute resolution

Lennox Paton ‘has a great boutique litigation team‘ headed up by Scott Cruickshank. More specifically, it handles an array of shareholder disputes, fraud and asset tracing matters, trust litigation, and corporate and commercial disputes. Cruickshank (who is singled out as ‘very tough and unflappable and with great commercial acumen’) forms an ‘excellent team‘ with senior associate Jonathan Child , who draws praise as a ‘first-class, committed and smart commercial lawyer and litigator’, best known for his involvement in cross-border insolvencies.