William Jones

Counsel Cayman Islands
William Jones
A rising star in the legal profession. Service delivery at its best Citywealth Leaders List, 2019


Will advises on all aspects of commercial litigation, trusts disputes and contentious insolvency matters. His commercial litigation practice encompasses contractual disputes, insurance claims and local commercial disputes.
  • Background & experience

    Will specialises in dispute resolution and is a member of Ogier's cross service-line Restructuring and Insolvency Group and the firm's Cayman Trusts Advisory Group spanning contentious and non-contentious matters as well as relevant corporate law advice.

    Will's recent work includes acting for the joint provisional liquidators in the $3.7 billion Ocean Rig restructuring, acting for liquidators and liquidation committees on a number of insolvent liquidations and acting for trustees and beneficiaries in relation to high-value trust disputes. He has also recently advised on Norwich Pharmacal disclosure applications and on the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.  Will also acts for a number of insurance companies, handling claims arising from workplace incidents and road traffic accidents amongst others.

    Will regularly appears in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, in both the Financial Services Division and the Civil Division, and is a member of the Court's Financial Services Division Users Committee.

    Will joined Ogier as a trainee in 2003. He completed his articles of clerkship with the firm and was admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2005.

    He obtained his Bachelor of Laws, with Honours, from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 2001 and his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, with Commendation, from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002.

    Will is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (following the merger of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association), the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (Cayman) Limited and INSOL International.

    Admitted in:

    2005 - Cayman Islands

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  • Recognition

    A rising star in the legal profession. Service delivery at its best Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    Well respected Chambers Global, 2019
    He is technically strong and also takes into account the commercial realities of the situation Citywealth Leaders List, 2019
    Definitely one to watch Chambers Global, 2018
    I have worked with William on a number of difficult matters over the past few years and have been very impressed both by the technical expertise he has displayed and his understanding of the nuances of the relationships between the parties. He has a highly practical and commercial approach to the resolution of problems which singles him out from his peers. Client feedback, 2018
    Extremely knowledgeable and practical Chambers Global 2017
    An up-and-comer in the jurisdiction Chambers Global 2017
    Highly recommend...very good. Client feedback, 2016
    Experienced practitioner Legal 500 2012