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Tim Prudhoe

tim@spcaribbean.com

Trained at the English Bar, Tim has been in practice as a court advocate across the Caribbean for over twenty years. His blend of both onshore and offshore work offers clients of the firm a unique perspective. He has deep experience in the strategic aspects of preparing for, running, winning and sometimes simply avoiding “bet-the-company” disputes.

As part of the firm’s leadership, he understands the need to deliver a commercial approach to busy co-counsel and end-user clients.

Tim has given expert evidence many times in a wide range of onshore jurisdictions on corporate insolvency issues, directors’ duties, confidentiality legislation and judgment enforcement.

Select Engagements
  • Receivership and trustee advice in the context of judicial dissolution of a Nevis entity as migrated from elsewhere and facing possible judgment enforcement issues from onshore proceedings
  • Anti-suit proceedings in the insolvency context
  • Russian sanctions, advising in respect of applicability and effect of same in the context of a finance structuring involving a share pledge in favour of a sanctioned lender; British Virgin Islands and several onshore jurisdictions involved
  • Constitutional claims on behalf of same-sex couple seeking immigration recognition in the Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Judicial review of suspension of St. Kitts & Nevis passports granted under the citizenship by investment programme
  • Judicial review of banking regulators of St. Kitts & Nevis and related civil claims resulting from regulatory steps taken against a bank
  • Habeas corpus proceedings arising from unlawful detention during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Defending proceedings in the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court against an investment fund for misrepresentation and unfair prejudice of shareholders
  • Defending registered status of bank security in respect of valuable beachfront and counterclaims for declaratory relief on the basis of proprietary estoppel (“monies-had-and-received”)
  • Insolvency proceedings for liquidators variously in the British Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Dubai DIFC (on behalf of British Virgin Islands’ liquidator)
  • Proceedings brought by beneficiaries relating to discretionary trust (Monaco and Hong Kong)
  • Defending proceedings in the Turks & Caicos Islands brought by the trustee against a beneficiary in respect of disclosure for onshore proceedings
  • Expert witness (including deposition and court evidence) in various onshore proceedings
Credentials

Bar Admissions:

  • Anguilla
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Dubai, DIFC
  • England & Wales
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
Education

Manchester University, LLB

London University, Queen Marys, LLM

Inns of Court School of Law, London, Bar Vocational Course

Eugene Dupuch Law School, The Bahamas, Legal Education Certificate (from the Council of Legal Education)

Professional & Community Involvement

Commonwealth Lawyers Association

INSOL

COMBAR

Chancery Bar Association

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow

Company Law Advisory Committee, Turks & Caicos Islands

OECS Bar Association

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