Shaun Tracey, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands
Shaun is a senior associate in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, where he handles complex commercial disputes. He frequently represents investment funds, directors, professional firms and their insurers, in high-stakes litigation. Shaun is an expert in defending (and preventing) liability lawsuits, and he is the author of a new book, Don’t Shoot the Advisor: A defence lawyer’s guide to protecting your position and preventing lawsuits.

Shaun trained at Simmons & Simmons in London, where he then practised from 2005 until 2011. He then joined Appleby in the Cayman Islands, and has represented clients in the Grand Court and the Court of Appeal.  After taking a brief sabbatical to write his book, Shaun returned to legal practice in late 2014, with Campbells.

Areas of Practice and Expertise

  • Commercial litigation – advice and advocacy in a wide range of disputes
  • Professional liability litigation – defending professional firms and their insurers against multi-million dollar negligence claims
  • Fiduciary services litigation – defending offshore directors against claims for breach of duty, including a $150m lawsuit arising from the collapse of an offshore investment fund
  • Insolvency litigation – including hedge fund redemption disputes and  contested bankruptcy proceedings
  • Fraud and regulatory investigations – including advising a multinational company in respect of a UK Serious Fraud Office investigation into the UN Iraqi Oil-for-Food scandal
  • Insurance litigation – advising upon policy coverage disputes

Qualifications and Admissions

  • University of Nottingham, BA (Hons), 2000
  • College of Law, Legal Practice Course (Distinction), 2002
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, 2005 (currently non-practising)
  • Attorney-at-Law, Cayman Islands, 2012

Prior Career History

  • Simmons & Simmons, London (2003-2011)
  • Client secondments: Barclays (2006) and Travelers insurance company (2010)
  • Appleby, Cayman Islands (2011-2013)

Additional Activities

  • Professional speaking
  • Founder: Cayman Islands Chess Association
  • Co-founder: Masters of Languages (Cayman Islands language school)