Nicholas Brookes

Senior Associate British Virgin Islands
Nicholas Brookes
Recommended Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018


Nick is an associate barrister with several years’ experience in commercial litigation in the British Virgin Islands, having formerly worked as a commercial and chancery barrister in London.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • BVI law
  • Background & experience

    Nick has worked on a wide range of high value commercial litigation cases, taking several to trial in the Commercial Court, appearing in the Court of Appeal as well as being involved in Privy Council matters. He has gained substantial experience of the complex procedure of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court throughout all these tiers. He regularly advises on and appears in an array of interim matters including applications for injunctive relief, service out applications, costs assessments, and case management hearings.

    He frequently appears in the Commercial Court on insolvency and restructuring matters and advises on the same. This insolvency work invariably has a cross-border dimension.

    Additionally, Nick has extensive experience advising on international information exchange in tax and other financial international investigatory matters.

    Nick joined Ogier in the BVI in 2014. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011, beginning with pupillage in the leading commercial set, Keating Chambers, and moving on to undertake general commercial and chancery work at Hardwicke Chambers.

    He was a Lord Diplock scholar of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, in both 2009 and 2010, while undertaking the Graduate Diploma and the Bar course at City Law School in London. He holds an MA from Cambridge University where he took a first and was a scholar of his college. Before entering the law Nick's background was in public relations and advertising.

    Admitted to:
    2011 - England and Wales (non practising)
    2014 - British Virgin Islands

    RISA (BVI chapter of INSOL)
    Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
    BVI Bar Association


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  • Recognition

    Recommended Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018