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Alecia Johns

Associate

Alecia Johns is an associate in the Litigation and Restructuring Department of Conyers Dill & Pearman in the British Virgin 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 Conyers, Alecia practiced in the BVI for two years 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.

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

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

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (dispute resolution)

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

Area(s) of Expertise

Upcoming Firm Events

23 Oct 2019
CIArb Brazil Branch Launch

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Rua Hungria
Jardim Europa
São Paulo
Brazil
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