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Position: Senior Partner – Head of Litigation Department. Head of Shipping & Admiralty
Practice areas: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Insolvency, Shipping and Admiralty
Paul is the firm’s senior partner and head of firm’s Litigation Department. The breadth of his experience as an advocate since first being called to the Bar in his native Jamaica in 1984 includes a two-year tenure as Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in that jurisdiction.
Since 1993, when he was called to the British Virgin Islands Bar, Paul’s practice has focused mainly on commercial litigation, corporate insolvency, and shipping and admiralty law. He has appeared in many leading international commercial cases at all levels of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London – the BVI’s highest appellate court.
Paul has also served as a judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, on temporary assignment to the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis, hearing a wide variety of commercial cases.
In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as an advocate, Paul was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel on March 18, 2013. A past President of the BVI Bar Association and a former Council Member of the Eastern Caribbean Bar Association, he has served on numerous advisory committees concerning the law, the legal profession, and the administration of justice in the BVI and the wider Eastern Caribbean region.
Paul is a graduate of the University of the West Indies & the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. He has served for many years as a lecturer in law at the BVI campus of the UWI’s School of Continuing Studies.
He is a Notary Public.
Graduate of the University of the West Indies
Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica
Other Distinctions :
“Recommended Lawyer” – Legal500, 2016
[Paul Dennis QC is] ‘extremely savvy’ – Legal500, 2015
‘Recommended‘ Dispute Resolution Attorney– Legal500, 2014
“helpful and prompt” – Legal500, 2014
Appointed ‘Queens Counsel’ (QC) – March 2013
“Paul Dennis…is noted for major commercial litigation.” – Legal 500, 2011
“Well regarded” – Legal 500 2010
“Paul Dennis [is] a highly experienced litigator and specialises in shipping and admiralty” – Legal 500, 2009