Nicholas Fox

'A very intelligent and user-friendly attorney, who impresses with his attention to detail and ability to maintain a view of the big picture'

— Legal 500 Caribbean, 2016

Nicholas Fox



I’m the Head of the Litigation and Insolvency department in the Cayman Islands office.  I joined Mourant in 2010 and have over 10 years' experience of litigation in the Cayman Islands and BVI.

Before joining Mourant, I worked at another leading offshore law firm.  Prior to that, I spent over 5 years practising at the London Bar.

I have extensive experience in fraud and asset tracing, insolvency and financial services litigation, as well as regulatory matters.

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted as an attorney in the Cayman Islands, 2009
  • Admitted as a Barrister in the BVI, 2008
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 2003 (currently non-practising)
  • MA Jurisprudence, Oxford University


  • Fellow of INSOL
  • The Insolvency Lawyers' Association
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (Cayman)

Work highlights

  • Acted on a number of complex, high value fraud cases, including as part of the Mourant team acting for the Plaintiffs in the AHAB v Saad litigation, pursuing a claim of over US$6bn in the Cayman Islands.
  • Have advised a substantial number of court-appointed liquidators and receivers on many complex and high-value cross border disputes, including advising the BVI liquidators of the Madoff-affected Kingate Funds.
  • Advised, obtained and opposed ancillary relief in support of foreign and domestic proceedings, including freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and other forms of interim relief.
  • Advised on a number of complex, high value and time sensitive regulatory matters.

What the directories say

Chambers and Partners Global 2021 states that Nicholas "is one of the most thoughtful and effective offshore litigation lawyers in the Caribbean."

'Nicholas Fox's high level of commitment combines with strong legal skills and energy', Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020.

A client said he is "very responsive, professional and personable," adding: "He is willing and well able to defend his position as needed. He is a well-rounded lawyer.", Chambers and Partners, 2020.

'Commercial and sensible to work with', Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019.

'Incredible work ethic and a great eye for detail,' Chambers Global, 2018.

Nicholas Fox 'demonstrates real astuteness in identifying the issues at the heart of a dispute and willingness to come forward with insightful and innovative ideas to address them,' Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018.

'Nicholas Fox is ‘a very intelligent and user-friendly attorney, who impresses with his attention to detail and ability to maintain a view of the big picture’,' Legal 500 Caribbean, 2016.

Nicholas is listed as Recommended in Legal 500 Caribbean, 2015.

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