Sara-Jane Knock

Associate

  • Education: University of St Andrews, M.A. International Relations • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law • BPP Law School, LPC
  • Admitted: England and Wales, 2011 • British Virgin Islands, 2012
  • Year joined: 2007

Overview

Sara-Jane trained at Withers and is part of the litigation department in the firm's British Virgin Islands office, where she works on a wide range of matters from commercial, contractual and finance disputes to insolvency, fraud and asset tracing.

Highlights

  • Acting for BVI court-appointed liquidators of multiple hedge funds, seeking recognition and recovery of assets in the US and Channel Islands
  • Acting for a Russian oligarch in defence of the enforcement of a Russian judgment in the BVI
  • Successfully acted for a BVI hedge fund in the removal of its investment manager and its liquidation
  • Successfully acted for a Cyprus based trustee in defending beneficiary claims of $150m in the BVI Commercial Court
  • Successfully acted for BVI companies in discharging a BVI Freezing Order in the sum of $15m obtained in the BVI to mirror an Order obtained in the English High Court
  • Acted for the liquidators of the Kingate Funds – Madoff feeder funds

Memberships

  • Solicitor Advocate of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Solicitor Advocate of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) Limited

On a personal note

When not travelling the globe, Sara-Jane enjoys cooking, particularly baking very large and tasty cakes. Sara-Jane is also learning how to play the guitar - with mixed results!

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