Ariana Caines is an Associate based in the Litigation Department at Conyers. Ariana joined Conyers in September 2021.

Ariana has appeared in the Magistrates’, Youth, Crown and Family Courts in England on various cases, including financial crime, matrimonial and regulatory matters. While practising in England, she also advised clients on issues related to insolvency, fraud and money laundering.

Since joining Conyers, Ariana regularly appears in the Magistrates’ and Supreme Court, focusing on insolvency and restructuring, debt recovery, contractual and commercial disputes, property, and landlord and tenant cases (commercial and residential).

Ariana’s advisory work includes matters related to personal injury, judicial review proceedings, immigration and employment law, and regulatory issues.

In addition to her legal practice, Ariana has a background in drafting policy and was one of Bermuda’s first National Youth Policy draftsmen.

Ariana previously worked in Bermuda’s Fintech industry and is interested in the area. She has published articles concerning the relationships between blockchain, Fintech, and financial crime.

Jurisdiction

Experience

Bermuda

  • Regularly acting for commercial banks and private lenders in debt recovery proceedings.
  • Appearing unled in the Supreme Court on interlocutory and final hearings for insolvency and restructuring cases.
  • Successfully represented an investment company in the Supreme Court, in connection with its HK$150 million privatisation by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Reviewing and advising on Government Memorandums of Understanding and Requests for Proposals (led)
  • Advising local and international companies on matters concerning immigration and employment law (led)

Qualifications

Professional Background

  • Operations Manager at a company in the Fintech industry
  • Barrister and Associate, Bright Line Law Services Limited, London
  • Pupil Barrister, Mountford Chambers (formerly Carmelite Chambers), London
  • Policy Officer, The Bermuda Government – The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, Bermuda

Education

  • BPP University Manchester, Bar Professional Training Course, 2018
  • The University of Buckingham, LLB (First Class Honours), 2017

Bar Admissions

  • The Bermuda Bar, 2021
  • The Bar of England and Wales, 2018 – The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (currently non-practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recipient of the Bermuda Bar Association’s Dame Lois Browne-Evans Pupillage Award, 2018

Associations

  • Chair, National Youth Policy Working Group (Bermuda)
  • Member, The Bermuda Development Agency’s Fintech Subcommittee
  • The Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association (London, UK)

 

Publications

Cryptoassets, suspicion and failure to disclose – sections 329 and 330 of the UK Proceeds of Crime Act, Money Laundering Bulletin, January 2021

Blockchain: Friend or Foe?, New Law Journal, November 2020, [2020] 170 NLJ 19

AA v Persons Unknown, Lloyd’s Law Reports: Financial Crime, [2020] Lloyd’s Rep. FC 127 (case report and commentary)