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Andrew read law at Oxford University (New College), where he was President of the New College Law Society, before completing an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law at University College, London (UCL).  He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2004 by Lincolns Inn before undertaking pupillage at a commercial Chambers in Grays Inn.

He was called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin `Islands) in 2013 and has been a Part II Advocate (Full Rights of Audience) at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) since 2013.  He is also an approved lawyer for the Falkland Islands.

Andrew's practice for the past ten years has focused on Offshore Commercial Law and to that end he has worked on matters from the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Anguilla and most prominently the British Virgin Islands. 

He is a past Treasurer of the BVI Bar Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.

Scholarships and Prizes

Somerset Scholarship

The Mary Datchelor Trust Scholarship

Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln's Inn

Finalist, Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize for Advocacy, Lincoln's Inn





Michael is one of the leading lawyers in the Bahamas and heads up Emery Cooke's Bahamian practice. 

Between 1985 and 2010 he was Senior Partner and Head of Litigation of one of the leading law firms of the Bahamas before leaving to set up his own practice.

He is an advisor to the Government of the Bahamas and is the current Chairman of the Hotel Corporation of the Bahamas.  He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Grays Inn) in 1976 and admitted as Counsel and Attorney of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in the same year. 

He was admitted to practice at the Bar of the Cayman Islands for the purpose of the BCCI Litigation and has extensive practice in the Court of Appeal of the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

With expertise ranging from Banking and Commercial matters, Shipping and Admiralty, Trust Law and Insolvency as well as providing consultation and advice to Governmental Ministers and Agencies, Michael is able to provide legal advice across a broad range of commercial matters. 


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Christopher is one of the most senior lawyers in the British Virgin Islands having been a Founding Partner of Harneys (originally Harney, Westwood & Lloyd). 

After leaving Harneys he was the Managing Partner of one of the leading law firms in the Channel Islands. He has extensive knowledge and experience of BVI Trust Law and indeed the Channel Islands, both in their formation and administration as well as contentious issues. 

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Mary-Frances read law at Oxford University (New College), having prior to that researched and taught psychology for a number of years, at Oxford University, Department of Psychiatry and the University of St Andrews.

She later attended the Inns of Court School of Law in London and was subsequently called to the Bar in 2004. She is a practising Barrister of the Courts of England and Wales.


She has a particular interest in civil/commercial fraud and the areas which lie behind it, such as:  deceit;  conspiracy; dishonest assistance;  knowing receipt; breaches of fiduciary duties; and   asset tracing/recovery.  She enjoys the particular challenge of disputes with cross border elements.

Mary-Frances also campaigns for the rights of people living with dementia. She is vice chair of the board of Alzheimer Scotland, the dementia charity; chair of the Alzheimer Scotland Human Rights and Public Policy Working Group;  and sits on the Board of Alzheimer Europe.  She was recently an invited speaker at the World Congress on Adult Capacity.

Scholarships and Prizes:


Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust Scholarship;

The Kate Adams Trust Scholarship;

Middle Temple Entrance Exhibition;

Erasmus Award for study abroad;

Lord Wolf Scholarship (Essay Competition) - Runner Up




Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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