Jeremy Lightfoot, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
Jeremy is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, resident in Hong Kong. He is an experienced commercial litigator and advocate who has litigated a wide range of international disputes in Court and arbitration proceedings. Prior to joining Campbells, Jeremy practised as a barrister at a leading chambers in London.

‘highly regarded’ (Legal 500, British Virgin Islands) 
‘Bright, accessible and easy to work with’ (Legal 500 UK Bar)
‘a brilliant blend of legal and commercial acumen’ (Chambers & Partners UK Bar)

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contentious Insolvency
  • Corporate & Shareholder Disputes
  • Cross-Border Fraud Litigation
  • Interim Relief
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade and Shipping
  • Judgment and Award Recognition & Enforcement
  • Mediation

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Hong Kong, 2017
  • 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

Recognition and awards:

  • highly regarded’  (Legal 500, British Virgin Islands)
  • part of Campbells’ team of ‘heavy-hitting litigators with an encyclopaedic knowledge of BVI law’ (Legal 500, British Virgin Islands)
  •  ‘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)

Memberships and Associations

  • Asia Transformation and Turnaround Association
  • Chancery Bar Association – Overseas Member
  • Denning Society
  • INSOL International
  • International Bar Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • IWIRC
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI)
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty
  • Turnaround Management Association