Brian Simms QC
Senior Partner, Lennox Paton (Bahamas)
Brian Simms QC is the Senior Partner of the firm and the head of its Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring Groups. He has vast experience in the courts of the Bahamas appearing regularly at first instance and in the Court of Appeal, as well as in the Privy Council.
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. Chambers & Partners this past year described him as "an assuredly high-quality lawyer who deals with the most substantial cases" He has also been noted for "telling you straight where you are and if you are likely to win".
Brian has extensive experience in running offshore cases involving a number of jurisdictions. He is also often called upon to form part of a team of international lawyers from onshore and offshore jurisdictions.
Brian attended both McGill University and Exeter University. He is a member of the Bahamas Bar Association, a former member of the Bar Council and the former Chairman of the Bar and Bench Committee. He is an overseas member of the English Chancery Bar Association, a member of Insol and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for International Legal Studies. He has also served on The Bahamas Constitutional Review Commission.
Brian is regularly requested to present papers and give speeches at conferences and in particular on the ever changing attacks on Offshore Asset Protection Trusts.
Lastly, Brian is an avid sportsman having represented his country as a player and a coach. While at McGill University he was a finalist for the Forbes Trophy having participated in the Rugby and Hockey programs.