Jeremy Durston - Senior Associate, Campbells Grand Cayman - Commercial Law

Overview

Jeremy is a senior associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where he specialises in commercial litigation including directors’ duties, regulatory matters and cross-jurisdictional treaty requests, white collar fraud (including internet based or “Cyber-Fraud”) and related internal investigations, and insolvency matters such as advising liquidators on a wide range of issues faced during liquidation proceedings. Jeremy also regularly advises directors, banks, trust companies, insurance companies and other entities on a variety of non-contentious matters.

Jeremy studied commerce in Canada and law the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands before being admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2008. He then worked out of a leading set of Chambers in the Northwest of England. During his time in the UK Jeremy obtained extensive advocacy experience in the first instance and appellate courts relating to all manner of cases including commercial disputes, white-collar crime and fraud. Jeremy joined Campbells in 2014.

Expertise

  • Directors’ Duties
  • Regulatory law;
  • White Collar Fraud;
  • Judicial Review;
  • Pre-emptive remedies including freezing orders and other interim relief;
  • Insolvency

Work Highlights

Notable recent instructions include:

  • Advising and acting for a large multi-national captive insurance company with respect to an international treaty request from a foreign central bank seeking the production of client information which resulted in a successful application for permission to seek judicial review.
  • Advising a the largest wholly member owned liability insurance company servicing not-for-profit senior housing and care organisations in the US in relation to the successful recovery of over US$1,000,000 transferred out of its Cayman Islands bank accounts by its insurance manager as a result of cyber-fraud.
  • Advising independent, non-executive directors in their personal capacity regarding their fiduciary duties and potential liability with respect to US3,000,000 claim brought against them by a Lichtenstein investor in relation to a fraud perpetrated by the investment manager.
  • Advising independent, non-executive directors in relation to the collapse of a complex fund structure.
  • Advising and acting for a large bank with respect to a $25,000,000 class action suit brought by 318 investor plaintiffs in relation to a Ponzi fraud carried-out by a third party.
  • Advising a large Kuwaiti investment manager in relation to expert advice on Cayman Islands law as it pertained to transactions entered into by a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Attorney at Law, Cayman Islands 2014
  • Bar of England and Wales, 2008 (non-practicing)
  • BPP Law School, Bar Vocational Course, 2008
  • University of Liverpool, LLB (Hons) First Class, 2007
  • Royal Roads University, BComm Entrepreneurial Management, 2003

Prior Career History

  • Barrister, Exchange Chambers, Liverpool, UK

Professional Associations

  • Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA), Cayman Islands
  • Professional Practice Course lecturer – Truman Bodden Law School, 2015 to 2018
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple