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Tim Wright


Tim is a partner in Carey Olsen's British Virgin Islands (BVI) Dispute Resolution and Litigation team.

Tim previously worked for Carey Olsen in the BVI and re-joined the firm in December 2020 having been head of litigation at another offshore law firm.

Tim advises on a wide range of litigation and insolvency matters drawing on his broad onshore and offshore experience. He is a Solicitor Advocate and Barrister and regularly appears in Court.

Tim's recent work in the BVI has focused on cross-border fraud and asset tracing, and all forms corporate insolvency work, including liquidation. Tim has particular experience in acting for and against liquidators, in shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions, trust disputes and fraud work, and complex multi-jurisdictional cases emanating especially from Russia/CIS and China. He is regularly instructed on an emergency basis in relation to interim remedies such as freezing injunctions, the appointment of receivers, and Norwich Pharmacal relief (third party disclosure orders).


Tim studied Law at Cambridge University. He trained at Herbert Smith Freehills and qualified as a Solicitor in 2009, and subsequently as a Solicitor Advocate and Barrister (not currently practising in England and Wales). Prior to joining Carey Olsen in September 2016, Tim worked for another offshore firm, a major US firm and a boutique litigation firm in London. He was admitted to practice in the BVI in March 2015.

Aside from his usual commercial work, Tim has experience in Caribbean criminal appeals on a pro bono basis. He has taken two Jamaican murder appeals to full hearings at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and received judicial recognition for his efforts.

Tim is a member of INSOL and sits on the Board of the BVI’s Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA).

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What our clients say

"Very likeable and very down to earth" and "very smart and capable."

Chambers Global

"Tim Wright is bright and energetic, and gives very calm and wise counsel."

Legal 500 2023

"Tim Wright is very much our man in the BVI and remains a pleasure to work with. He is no-nonsense and gets things done efficiently to City of London high standards."

Legal 500 2022

"Tim Wright is commercial, understands clients’ needs and just gets on with it. His knowledge of derivative actions and BVI law and procedure in relation to shareholder disputes is spot on. He is also friendly and amiable and as a result knows all the key players in the BVI."

Legal 500 2022

"Tim Wright is superb with clients, a confident advocate in his own right and approaches legal problems with an abundance of energy and real intellectual rigour. In my view, one of the best lawyers in the BVI market."

Legal 500 2022