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Sarah McLennan


Sarah McLennan is an Associate in the Litigation department in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers.

Sarah’s practice focuses on insolvency litigation. Having practised in London for several years she moved to Practical Law and led the Restructuring & Insolvency team there where she was responsible for the contentious insolvency content. Sarah has been involved in a diverse number of litigation matters for creditors, banks, insolvency office-holders, directors and companies in both corporate and personal insolvency matters including more general commercial litigation including contractual disputes, breaches of restrictive covenants, minority shareholder petitions, the enforcement of judgements, freezing and search and seizure orders.

Experience Highlights

  • Representation of insolvency office-holders in a wide variety of claims and applications including damages for directors’ misfeasance, wrongful trading, preference claims, search and seizure orders, private examinations, income payment orders and general recovery litigation.
  • Acting for judgment creditors in the presentation of winding-up petitions and dealing with contested applications for winding-up orders and administration orders.
  • Acting for and advising creditors, directors and insolvency office-holders on matters arising throughout an insolvency process.
  • Experienced at taking matters to trial and attending complex mediations.

Professional Background

  • Head of Restructuring & Insolvency at Practical Law, Thomson Reuters
  • Senior Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, London
  • Associate Solicitor in Insolvency, Hextalls, London
  • Solicitor in Commercial Litigation, DFM Beckman, London
  • Associate at Hammonds,(formerly Wildes), London
  • Trainee Solicitor at Penningtons, London


  • Oxford University, Hertford College, BA Jurisprudence 1996
  • College of Law, Store Street London, Diploma in Legal Studies: Distinction.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, British Virgin Islands, 2021
  • Attorney at law, Cayman Islands, 2020
  • England & Wales, Solicitor, 2000


  • Recovery & Insolvency Specialists Association Cayman (RISA)
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • INSOL International
  • Law Society of England & Wales

Offshore Cases

Co-author and editor of a Practical Guide to Insolvency Litigation (Sweet & Maxwell) (2016 and 2018).

Deals & Cases

25 Mar 2021
To BII or not to BII – a Cayman Islands perspective
Appeal | Companies

30 Jan 2021
Shareholder Rights and Remedies: a summary
Companies | Unfair Prejudice | Winding Up

22 Jan 2021
Provisional Liquidators, the Automatic Stay, and the Hong Kong Court
Liquidation | Winding Up

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