Mr Jeremy Child

Jeremy Child

Lawyer biography

Jeremy Child  joined Harneys in 2011. He has 8 years experience as an advocate at the Chancery Bar in London. He has particular experience in insolvency litigation having frequently acted for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and also for a large number of insolvency practitioners and other private-sector clients. He has been involved in the full range of insolvency applications and petitions. He also has extensive experience of complicated commercial litigation.

Prior to moving offshore Jeremy practised as a barrister at Enterprise Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London where he remains a door tenant. He successfully appeared on numerous occasions before the High Court and Court of Appeal in England. Cases of his have been reported in the High Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the Court of Appeal.

Jeremy is a member of the Chancery Bar Association.

Expertise

BVI
Litigation

Education

Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course) 2002
City University (LLB) 2001
Wadham College, University of Oxford (BA) 1998

Bar Admissions

England and Wales 2003 (not practising)
British Virgin Islands 2011

Publications

Game-changer: Harneys opens door to foreign enforcement actions in the BVI

Latest Deals

Harneys secures key decision before the ECSC Court of Appeal

Directories

Recommended as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 Caribbean 2013.

Updates

Company & Commercial

Are you wearing the right hat? Directors' duties revisited by Court of Appeal
British Virgin Islands | 29 October 2018

The Court of Appeal judgment in Antow Holdings Limited v Best Nation Investments Limited continues the development of the law regarding BVI directors' duties following the Independent Asset Management appeal, which established – for the first time in the British Virgin Islands – clear guidance regarding the proper purpose test. The decision is arguably at the extreme end of the spectrum, with the court describing the motives of the Best Nation directors as self-serving.

Private Client & Offshore Services

Receivers – gateway to unlocking disabled bearer shares
British Virgin Islands | 08 November 2018

In two recent BVI Court of Appeal decisions, disabled bearer shareholders were found to have a constitutional right not to be deprived of their property without compensation. It is now abundantly clear that even where BVI disabled bearer share companies are still without functionaries (ie, directors) to facilitate the traditional redemption of those shares, the court has flexible jurisdiction to appoint receivers to redeem those disabled shares, thereby ultimately restoring the companies to a functional state.

Are you wearing the right hat? Directors' duties revisited by Court of Appeal
British Virgin Islands | 25 October 2018

The Court of Appeal judgment in Antow Holdings Limited v Best Nation Investments Limited continues the development of the law regarding BVI directors' duties following the Independent Asset Management appeal, which established – for the first time in the British Virgin Islands – clear guidance regarding the proper purpose test. The decision is arguably at the extreme end of the spectrum, with the court describing the motives of the Best Nation directors as self-serving.

Door opened to foreign enforcement actions in the BVI
British Virgin Islands | 06 March 2014

The law relating to the BVI courts' authority to enforce a foreign judgment has changed due to a successful court action in the Court of Appeal. The decision was quickly followed by a change in the civil procedure rules to reflect the judgment. The change in the law provides access to a raft of enforcement provisions such as charging orders, orders for sale and attachment orders.