Brian has particular expertise in BVI insolvency law, especially in the context of civil fraud disputes and international asset tracing. His cases often involve the obtaining or opposing of interim injunctive relief or the appointment of liquidators and he is a director of Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) Limited, the BVI chapter of INSOL.
Brian's BVI law expertise also extends across the full range of Virgin Islands company and shareholder disputes and he successfully represented Microsoft in the first derivative permission claim to be considered by the ECSC Court of Appeal. His team have been described as being "a slick operation: they're nice people who are easy to work with, very switched-on and with a good grasp of the law." (Chambers & Partners Global, 2017) and "a tight, well-run group of clever, hardworking lawyers in a modern, efficient office; each lawyer has particular strengths, but they work well as an integrated team’ (Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018).
Brian joined Ogier as a Partner in 2015. He was previously a barrister with another leading firm in the BVI and before that he was a member of Littleton Chambers, Inner Temple, London. While at Littleton he was junior counsel for the successful respondents in the seminal 6 day Court of Appeal hearing of Dadourian Group International Inc v Simms & Others  1 Lloyd’s Rep 601, concerning worldwide freezing orders; the strike out an appeal for abuse of process/fraud on the Court; causation in the case of deceit; and the status of previous arbitration findings.
Admitted as a barrister in:
2012 - British Virgin Islands
2006 – England & Wales (non-practising)
Co-author of the BVI chapter of The Arbitration Review of the Americas, 2015.
Co-author of the BVI chapter of The Dispute Resolution Review, 7th ed., 2014.
Co-author of the BVI chapter of The Arbitration Review of the Americas, 2014.
Co-author of Security for Costs and other Court Ordered Security, Jordans, 2010.
Contributor to Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information, Brearly & Bloch, Butterworths, 3rd ed., 2009.
RISA (BVI INSOL Chapter)
British Virgin Islands Bar Association
British Russian Law Association
British Ukrainian Law Association
British Kazakh Law Association
Hon. Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Scholarships: Lord Brougham; Harwicke; and Kennedy)
Chancery Bar Association