Tony Pursall

Tony Pursall


I’m a Partner in our International Trusts & Private Client practice. Prior to joining Mourant Ozannes, I led the Trust and Private Client practice for Europe and the Middle East at another leading offshore law firm.

I have 25 years' experience advising trustees, beneficiaries, protectors, banks and high-net-worth individuals on a wide range of trust and private client matters.

I have co-authored two books, Drafting Cayman Islands Trusts and Drafting British Virgin Islands Trusts. I was a Contributing Editor of the Journal of International Tax, Trust and Corporate Planning, 2010-2017, and was appointed as the International Correspondent for Private Client Business in 2018.

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands, 2005
  • Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands, 2001
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 1993 (currently non-practising)


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • City of London Branch Committee of STEP
  • Trust and Succession Law Review Committee of the British Virgin Islands branch of STEP
  • Legislative Sub-Committee of the Cayman Islands branch of STEP
  • Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law

What the directories say

Tony is ranked for both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands in The Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2018, for Offshore Trusts (Experts Based Abroad) and in the Legal 500 2018 - Offshore Firms in London, in which he is described as "highly regarded" and "an acknowledged expert in offshore law generally and specifically Cayman and BVI law. ".

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Chambers & Partners


Recent publication | 12 September 2019

Cayman Trust Transparency Law Amendments


Recent publication | 17 May 2019

Cayman Islands Trust and Succession Law