Mr John Wilson KC > McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes
PO BOX N-3937

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Senior Partner, Chair of MBH Executive Committee


John F. Wilson KC, is an accomplished commercial litigator who is renowned for his problem-solving skills and ability to advocate effectively for his clients.

As a distinguished King’s Counsel at the Bahamian Bar specializing in trust litigation and private client advisory work, his advice is regularly sought after by numerous institutional trustees, high net worth individuals and investors.

He has successfully appeared before Her Majesty’s Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in landmark cases, where his prowess was described by Baroness Hale in a 2006 Judgment as one of “skill economy and charm”.

Wilson KC became Senior Partner of the firm in 2019. He has held appointments on numerous statutory boards in dedicated public service along with directorship of several businesses. He is a sought after Arbitrator and a contributing author of The Bahamas chapter in ADR and Trusts: an international guide to arbitration and mediation of trust disputes; The Bahamas chapter in The International Real Estate Handbook published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd; and The Bahamas chapter in Carter – Ruck on Libel and Privacy published by Butterworths.




Trusts and Private Client, Financial Services, Admiralty & Shipping, Corporate & Commercial


BACHELOR OF LAWS, LL.B – University of Buckingham with honors; Dean’s Award for performance in the Part 1 Examinations.

Member of Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, U.K.

London Bar Exams in 1994 becoming one of the few Bahamians to ever obtain honors in the Michaelmas Exams.


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Bahamas > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

John Wilson KC  –McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes‘ litigation and dispute resolution practice fields a team of specialists which handles the full spectrum of contentious work including arbitration proceedings. Within its commercial and trust disputes caseload, the group is notably active in insolvency and restructuring matters, private client work, IP claims, corporate disputes, tax litigation and cross-border claims. John Wilson KC  heads up the practice, which also fields Sean Moree KC, who acts for ultra-high-net-worth families and multinational companies; insurance and personal injury expert Genell Sands; tax litigator Kevin Moree; Michelle Deveaux, who handles competition litigation; and Vanessa Smith, who specialises in trust and insolvency claims.

Bahamas > Corporate law (including banking, finance and M&A)

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes‘ corporate and commercial transactions practice advises on a broad range of mandates including international financing projects, M&A, loan agreements and share purchase agreements. The group is also particularly highlighted for its offshore trust and private client work and excels in cross-border transactions, where it benefits from its Lex Mundi membership. Kimberley Rolle leads the practice and Alexander Christie acts as vice chair to the group; Rolle focuses on commercial, corporate and project finance work, while Christie has additional tax expertise. Other key names include Sean Moree KC, who leads the firm’s trust and private client group; senior partner John Wilson KC; Campbell Cleare, III who heads up the foreign and local investment practice; April Turner, who has experience in financial services matters; financial services and regulatory expert Kevin Moree; competition specialist Michelle Deveaux; and newly promoted partner Gia Sands.