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Position: Senior Associate
Practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, Property & Business
Asha Johnson-Willins practices in the firm’s litigation, commercial, and property and business departments. With over 14 years’ experience conducting a significant number of trials and demonstrating her advocacy skills, Asha is highly valued for her ability to find solutions or represent her clients’ legal positions before the courts, fighting zealously, if necessary.
Her work in the area of family law is proven to be highly effective. She adeptly handles a variety of matters from contentious and non-contentious divorce and judicial separation to the application for protection orders, custody, maintenance, adoption, and probate. She also represents entities and individuals in property litigation and civil law disputes, including contract, personal injury, defamation, landlord and tenant, and application for prescriptions before the Land Registry in adverse possession claims.
Asha’s commercial litigation experience includes applications to restore BVI companies to the Register; to rectify register of members; to appoint liquidators; to set aside statutory demands; and unfair prejudice proceedings. She also acts for employees and employers in employment disputes.
Asha has appeared in all level of courts from the Magistrates’ Court to the Privy Council and regularly appears before specialist tribunals such as the Land Registrar. She is a Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths. Her early experience in the BVI includes work in the compliance department of a leading trust company, where she gained a valuable appreciation for the demand and need to perform her corporate and notarial services, expeditiously.
Successfully appeared in the High Court on an adverse possession claim in which an implied or hypothetical license arose. That ruling was overturned by the Court of Appeal but reinstated on an appeal to the Privy Council, before which Asha was led by Catherine Newman QC.
Successfully established through her cross-examination that a mother made dishonest allegations of sexual abuse against a father in an effort to interfere with father/daughter contact in a family law case.
Successfully brought the BVI’s first application to restrain a mother from taking the child of the marriage with her when relocating to another jurisdiction.
British Virgin Islands (2004)
LLB (Hons), University of Guyana (2001)
LEC, Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad (2003)