Jeremy Lightfoot, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
Jeremy is a Senior Counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, residing in the British Virgin Islands. He read law at Oxford University and has extensive experience litigating a wide range of international commercial disputes in both Court and arbitration proceedings. Prior to joining Campbells, Jeremy practised at a leading chambers in London.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Admitted as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands), 2016
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales (currently not practising), 2006
  • Bar Vocational Course (College of Law, London), graded “Outstanding”, Lincoln’s Inn “Student of the Year”, 2005-2006
  • Admitted to The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London (recipient of a Lord Mansfield Scholarship), 2004
  • Master of Arts in Law (Jurisprudence), Oxford University, 2002-2005

Prior Career History

  • Stone Chambers, London

Areas of Practice and Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • International arbitration (including ICC, LCIA, LMAA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc)
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • International Trade and Shipping
  • Cross-Border Fraud Litigation
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Corporate Disputes
  • Judgment and Award Recognition & Enforcement
  • Mediation


‘Able to provide timely and precise analysis of the strengths of a case in clear and effective terms’ (Legal 500 UK 2016)

‘Very sharp with fantastic concise drafting skills’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2016)

‘Bright, accessible and easy to work with’ (Legal 500 UK 2015)

‘He is able to zoom in on the most important issues that affect the case’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2015)

‘He is very hard-working and committed’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2015)

‘Focussed and technically able’ (Legal 500 UK 2014)

‘He is a brilliant blend of legal and commercial acumen’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2014)

‘He is thorough in his preparation, and well ahead of his peers at his level of call’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2014)

Memberships and Associations

  • INSOL International
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI)
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Denning Society