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Alecia Johns

Counsel

Alecia Johns is a Counsel 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 the Cayman office, Alecia practiced in the BVI 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.

She is highly rated and recommended by leading legal directors and has received the following testimonials:


  • “Alecia Johns is undoubtedly a star in the making and is destined to rise to the very top.” –Legal 500, 2022

  • “Alecia Johns: highly capable and very smart, Alecia is the dream associate for tough litigation. She knows everything inside out.” – Legal 500, 2021


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.

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for one of the largest banking and financial institutions in the world in trust litigation and successfully set aside the exercise of a trustee’s discretion
  • Advising and appearing alongside a leading QC in a complex judicial review matter
  • Advising on matters of BVI law as well as drafting of expert evidence for use in US Proceedings concerning a multi-million dollar partnership dispute

Professional Background

  • Litigation Associate, O’Neal Webster, British Virgin Islands

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)

Bar Admissions

  • Attorney-at-Law, Cayman Islands, 2022
  • British Virgin Islands, Barrister, 2015
  • Jamaica, Attorney-at-law, 2011

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2021 edition (and 2019) of Legal 500 Caribbean (dispute resolution)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and 2019) of Global Restructuring Review 100

Offshore Cases

Business BVI – Creating the Future: Leveraging our Asian Relationships and Technology, August 2016

Human Rights Law Review, The Case for Political Candidacy as a Fundamental Human Right, January 2016

Upcoming Firm Events

11 Apr 2022
2022 London Ship Finance Forum

JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London, England

12 Apr 2022
IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022

Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C., and Walter E. Washington Convention Center

28 Apr 2022
Trading Risk Awards 2022

The Savoy, London, England

8 May 2022
Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin

The RDS, Intercontinental & Clayton Hotels | Ballsbridge, Dublin

9 May 2022
Investing in African Mining INDABA

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

11 May 2022
Bermuda Executive Forum

Convene,
One Liberty Plaza,
New York, New York

11 May 2022
Asset Recovery International 2022

Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

18 May 2022
36th Annual: Transcontinental Trusts Geneva Forum 2022

Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva (formerly Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva),
Geneva, Switzerland