"He is excellent"
"The go-to lawyer for any significant commercial or trust work in the Bahamas"
Brian Simms QC is senior partner at Lennox Paton and is head of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution, and insolvency and restructuring groups.
Brian is one the Bahamas’ most highly regarded litigators, instructed in the most substantial Bahamian and international offshore cases. He has vast experience in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, in addition to having appeared several times in the Privy Council.
His practice covers commercial litigation, trust disputes, insolvency, asset recovery and complex fraud cases. He has extensive experience in running offshore cases involving several jurisdictions and has established himself as a popular choice for global companies encountering disputes in the Bahamas. He is also often called upon to form part of a team of international lawyers from onshore and offshore jurisdictions.
He is extremely popular among clients, who describe him as a “top offshore silk” and “an incredibly strong lawyer”. He is also highly respected by peers, who say he is “exceptionally smart and well informed”, as well as “resilient and thoughtful”, with an “established career”.
Brian attended McGill University and Exeter University. He is a member of the Bahamas Bar Association and INSOL; a former member of the Bar Council; former chair of the Bar and Bench Committee; an overseas member of the English Chancery Bar Association; and an honorary fellow of the Institute for International Legal Studies. He has served on the Bahamas Constitutional Review Commission and was acting judge of the Bahamas Supreme Court in 2015.
Brian is regularly called upon to speak at international conferences with respect to Bahamian law.