Firm Overview


Forbes Hare is an independent law firm practising British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law. Our core practice areas are litigation, insolvency, corporate, finance, investments funds and private client and trust law.

We have an experienced litigation team which is able to assist in contentious matters of practically any nature. The majority of work we undertake involves, in one way or another, disputes involving offshore structures and entities in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. Much of our work has cross-border elements. While our primary markets are the BVI and Cayman Islands, we are also able to assist in cases involving other common law Caribbean jurisdictions where we have lawyers locally admitted and/or relationships with local firms.

We have a broad-based corporate insolvency practice, and act for creditors, debtors and office holders in a variety of insolvency and restructuring situations. We have considerable familiarity with the use of insolvency remedies in fraud and asset tracing exercises, and in shareholder disputes.

contact person

William Hare

FORBES HARE, partner

William is a founding partner of the firm and heads the firm’s litigation and insolvency group. He is a generalist who undertakes a broad range of legal work including litigation and insolvency, general corporate work, distressed (or insolvent) investment funds and regulatory advice.

William has substantial experience of international commercial litigation, contentious insolvency, shareholder disputes, fraud and asset tracing, and trust litigation. He has appeared or acted in many of the leading cases in the BVI in recent years, and has 20 years’ experience of a variety of market sectors. Non-contentious experience includes complex corporate work (transactional, restructuring and general advisory), regulatory work and risk management. He serves, or has served, as external counsel/liaison partner for a number of the firm’s clients.
Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis).

Admitted to the Bar of England & Wales (now non-practising).

PHONE: +1 284 852 1890

Address Info

Tortola, Grand Cayman



Phone: +1 284 852 1890

Main Location

Qwomar Building, PO Box 4649
Road Town
Tortola, VG1110


Regional Offices

Cassia Court, Camana Bay,
Suite 716, 10 Market Street
Grand Cayman , KY1-9006

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