Lauren Peaty

Senior Associate | British Virgin Islands

Lauren is a Senior Associate in the litigation team.

Lauren trained at Withers in London, and cut her teeth on large-scale litigation such as Marathon Asset Management LLP v Seddon and others, which was listed as one of The Lawyer’s ‘Top 20’ cases of 2016.

Her practice currently focusses on shareholder disputes, insolvency, and fraud. As a dual qualified BVI and English litigator, Lauren’s work tends to be high value and cross-border in nature, often involving urgent injunctive relief and coordination between various jurisdictions.

Track record

Admissions

Memberships

Lauren has acted for the successful parties in various Commercial Court trials in London and BVI, as well as in appeals (both final and interlocutory) in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.

England & Wales (2013)

British Virgin Islands (2014)

Secretary of BVI Bar Association

Member of Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association

Me in a minute

When the opportunity came up to take a secondment in the Withers' BVI office, I jumped at the chance.

As a junior lawyer in London, I dealt with cases that touched on offshore jurisdictions. When I’d see exotic sounding addresses on legal documents, I’d always wonder what those places would actually be like in ‘real’ life. So when the opportunity came up to take a secondment in Withers’ BVI office, I jumped at the chance. I have never looked back: as well as being blown away by the natural unspoilt beauty of the Virgin Islands, I became hooked on the fast-paced and hard-fought nature of BVI work. Since 2014 I have enjoyed stints in BVI and London, working on both English and BVI cases (of course, often with an international element). I am currently based in BVI.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2020

British Virgin Islands

Withers BVI,

Little Denmark,

PO Box 145,

Road Town,

Tortola,

VG1110

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