Alecia Johns > Conyers > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

Conyers
COMMERCE HOUSE, WICKHAMS CAY 1
PO BOX 3140, ROAD TOWN
TORTOLA, VG1110
British Virgin Islands

Work Department

Litigation & Restructuring

Position

Associate

Career

Alecia Johns is an associate in the Litigation and Restructuring Department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in the Cayman Islands. Alecia’s practice covers a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters including insolvency proceedings, shareholder disputes, and trust and estate litigation.

Prior to joining Conyers, Alecia practiced in the BVI for two years and appeared frequently as lead or junior counsel in a number of civil and commercial matters before the High Court, Commercial Court and Court of Appeal. Her practice included insolvency law, judicial review cases, professional negligence and trust litigation.

Alecia has been invited to speak at a number of academic and practitioner based conferences including the STEP Caribbean Conference and the American Society of Comparative Law Conference.

Languages

English

Education

  • University of Oxford: BCL (2011); M Phil, Law (2012); D Phil, Law (2015)
  • Norman Manley Law School: Certificate of Legal Education, 2010 (Valedictorian, Top of the Class)
  • The University of the West Indies: LL.B., 2008 – First Class Honours (Top of the Class)
  • Awards & Scholarships: Rhodes Scholarship, Bruce Baker Prize for top marks in Civil Procedure (NMLS), Arthur Scholefield Prize for top marks in Law of Succession (NMLS), Time Kendal QC Memorial Prize in the Law of Contract (UWI)

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Alecia JohnsConyers

Praised for its ‘excellent management and practical tactical skills‘, Conyers fields a robust litigation and restructuring team, which attracts instructions ‘of the very highest calibre’. The practice is singled out for its stellar track record in international litigation, and experience in proceedings before both the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal. Its impressive client roster – comprising sovereign states, financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, private equity houses, and high-net-worth individuals – routinely turns to the group for legal support in shareholder disputes, liquidations, asset tracing issues, commercial conflicts and the enforcement of global arbitration awards. Department head Mark Forte, who has a wealth of experience in cross-border litigation and contentious insolvencies, is a key contact for emergency interim relief work. Forte and fellow partner Richard Evans, who focuses on shareholder disputes and insolvencies, are ‘renowned‘ figures in the market, recognised for their involvement in leading commercial disputes in the jurisdiction. Widely endorsed by clients, Tameka Davis regularly advises on the enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, and showcases additional strength in matters of insolvency, conspiracy, and asset tracing claims. The ‘commercially mindedJerry Samuel and counsel Matthew Brown – an ‘up-and-coming star‘- are skilled in the full array of commercial disputes, while ‘proactive associateAlecia Johns – who works across Cayman and the BVI – acts in insolvency, trust and estate litigation.

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

Noted for its experience with in-house advocacy and a strong Asia focus – underpinned by close collaborative ties with the firm’s Hong Kong office – the team at Conyers acts for a diverse mix of international clients on high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes before the Grand Court and appeals before the Privy Council. Since rejoining the firm as practice head, Alex Potts KC has appeared before the various domestic courts in trials and applications, with recent highlights including big-ticket asset recovery proceedings. In addition to working closely with Potts on a number of matters, Erik Bodden maintains a keen focus on Section 238 dissenting shareholder appraisal cases, where he is equally adept acting for both sides. Noted for his expertise in liquidation proceedings, Jonathon Milne is a key port of call for the many of the firm’s banking and financial services clients. Counsels Spencer Vickers and Alecia Johns are also recommended for their wide-ranging civil and commercial capabilities. Ben Hobden has left the practice.