Sara-Jane Knock

Partner | British Virgin Islands

Sara-Jane is a partner in our litigation and arbitration team.

Having trained at Withers, Sara-Jane is dual qualified, maintaining practising certificates in both the BVI and England Based in the British Virgin Islands, Sara-Jane is recognised by Chambers Global and Legal 500 BVI as a leader in her field, advising on a wide range of matters from commercial, contractual and finance disputes to insolvency, fraud and asset tracing. Sara-Jane also advises on probate and trust matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

Working together with her colleagues in other Withers’ offices around the world, Sara-Jane strives to provide her clients with a dedicated global team, ready to tackle cross-border cases with local on-shore and offshore experience. She regularly acts for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), trustees, beneficiaries, insolvency practitioners, creditors, companies, directors, shareholders and officer holders, either directly or via intermediaries. She also works with key intermediaries, service providers and foreign lawyers in various jurisdictions to ensure a seamless service for her clients.

Sara-Jane also practices public law and is currently acting for the BVI Government in relation to a Commission of Inquiry brought to investigate governance issues and allegations of corruption.

Sara-Jane is a Solicitor-Advocate, regularly appearing in Court on behalf of her clients, including dealing with interim injunctions, appointment of receivers, appointment of liquidators and dealing with shareholder disputes, just to name a few.

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Sara-Jane Knock is a fantastically hard-working, highly competent and personable lawyer, Sara-Jane is an absolute delight to work with. With Sara-Jane, clients will receive partner-level service from a Senior Associate.

Legal 500 BVI, 2022
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Incredibly hard-working and very efficient.

Chambers Global 2021
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She is very thorough, intelligent and a pleasure to work with.

Chambers Global 2020
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She’s really great! She rolls up her sleeves and gets on with whatever is being thrown at her.

Chambers Global 2020
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Sara-Jane is a good lawyer and very pleasant. She assists with a wide range of insolvency, commercial fraud and asset tracing matters.

Chambers Global 2019

Track record

Admissions

Memberships

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.

England and Wales, 2011

British Virgin Islands, 2012

Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) Limited

Solicitor Advocate of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Solicitor Advocate of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2007
Partner

2022

British Virgin Islands

Withers BVI,

Little Denmark,

PO Box 145,

Road Town,

Tortola,

VG1110

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