Nick Dunne

Nick Dunne


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Nick Dunne joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2008 where he is a partner in the firm's Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group. He deals with a wide range of major local, international and cross-border commercial disputes and arbitrations, with a particular interest in fraud and asset recovery. He is described in the 2017 edition of The International Who's Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers as "superb…particularly adept at handling multijurisdictional disputes" and frequently appears in cases before both the Grand Court and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, with experience of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Nick is also a member of the Employment and Regulatory groups, with significant practical experience of labour issues and Cayman Islands licencing requirements in the financial services, aviation and technology sectors, in addition to judicial review of administrative action in these fields. Nick takes an active role in the process of legislative review and sits on a number of local statutory tribunals and boards.

Reported Cases:

Talent Business Investment Ltd v China Yinmore Sugar Co Ltd [2015] 2 CILR 113
Classroom Investments Inc v China Hospitals Inc [2015] 1 CILR 451
GlobeOp Financial Services LLC v Titan Capital Group [2014] 1 CILR 412
Crawford Adjusters v Sagicor General Insurance [2013] UKPC 17
Origami Partners III LP v Pursuit Capital Partners [2012] (2) CILR 191
Braga v Equity Trust Company (Cayman) Limited [2011] 1 CILR 402
Archer v UBS [2009] CILR 534

Nick was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2001 and was a barrister in private practice, appearing frequently in both the criminal and civil courts, until he relocated to the Cayman Islands.

Admitted In:
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

MA, St. Catherine's College, Oxford
MPhil, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

2020 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner (Dispute Resolution) - "Sources say he is "a good guy" and "an excellent lawyer to work with."

2020 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Dispute Resolution - "The effective and creative Nick Dunne provides valuable input on the Cayman elements of complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud disputes"

2019 Who's Who Legal - Thought Leaders - GIR 

2019 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Asset Recovery

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution - "Nick Dunne is 'widely regarded as one of the best domestic Cayman advocates', and, with 'a commitment to clients that is second to none'" 

2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution - "Nick Dunne is ‘a very thoughtful and careful attorney with great analytical skills and a real feel for a case’."

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution - "Nick Dunne is very bright, calm and hardworking'."

2012-2017 Who's Who Legal - Asset Recovery

​Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Regional representative, IBA Business Crime Committee