Legal industry rankings highlight Walkers' strength in the BVI

The quality of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) practices of Walkers, the international law and professional services firm, has been recognised by The Legal 500 2024 Caribbean Guide to leading law firms.

The firm's Dispute Resolution and Trusts / Private Client practices were both awarded the coveted Tier 1 status, while the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Corporate and Commercial; Investment Funds; and Regulatory and Compliance practices received a Tier 2 ranking.

Across the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and BVI jurisdictions, Walkers has received more Tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 2024 Caribbean Guide than any other firm.

The guide has ranked 18 practice areas across the three Walkers offices, cementing the firm's reputation as the leading law firm in the Caribbean with unparalleled expertise and client service. Eleven practice areas are ranked Tier 1 practices, with the other seven practice areas all ranked Tier 2.

Matthew Cowman, BVI managing partner at Walkers, said: "Our outstanding results in the 2024 Legal 500 Guide and the testimonials from clients attest to the quality and efficacy of our BVI practices. The recognition of so many of our lawyers is testament to the first-class, commercially focused results we consistently deliver for clients."

The Legal 500 guide describes Walkers' BVI practice as a "preferred destination for a diverse clientele, including high-net-worth individuals, private equity and hedge funds, and other institutional clients, fielding a 'formidable team of lawyers'." Verbatim comments from clients regarding the Tier I ranked Dispute Resolution practice included: "I highly recommend Walkers. With a team of seasoned partners, the firm offers unparalleled expertise, ensuring comprehensive and top-tier assistance. Their responsiveness and prompt communication showcases their dedication to client needs."


Walkers' seven individual BVI lawyer rankings:


Two lawyers receive the top "Leading Individual" rating from The Legal 500:

  • Oliver Clifton – Dispute Resolution
  • Rosalind Nicholson – Dispute Resolution; Trusts / Private Client


Four lawyers are rated "Next Generation Partners" – highlighting the deep expertise and client focus of the Walkers' team:

  • Matthew Cowman – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Corporate & Commercial
  • Omonike Robinson-Pickering – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Iain Tucker – Dispute Resolution
  • Murray Laing – Dispute Resolution


"Rising Stars":

  • Paul Waldron – Investment Funds

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