Anneka is a Paralegal in the Dispute Resolution department of Collas Crill in the BVI, having joined from another leading offshore law firm in January 2019.
Prior to joining the firm Anneka completed her Legal Practice Course (LPC) with the University of West of England obtaining a Commendation and her LLB(Hons) at the University of Manchester.
Anneka advises clients on applications for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration before the BVI court. Anneka also advises clients on applications to restore BVI companies to the Register of Companies at the Registry of Corporate Affairs and advises on applications to terminate BVI liquidations.
Anneka assists the Dispute Resolution team in a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters, including drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, and debt collection.
Previously, Anneka lived in Ghana Africa working as a volunteer for the Legal Aid Center providing legal advice to members of the community.
*not admitted to the BVI bar
We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all manner of will related disputes during what is often an extremely upsetting and distressing time for those concerned. We regularly act on multi-party actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Thanks to the depth of our experience and the resources of our team, we've acted on some of the largest pieces of litigation brought against directors offshore. We're well placed to deal with the 'bet the farm' proceedings that can occur in these type of disputes and have represented parties involved in intra-company disputes, including executive, non-executive and independent directors, majority and minority shareholders, companies and liquidators. We understand that shareholder disputes are often not simply 'black and white' and our team finds innovative and commercial alternatives to those which the Court may offer – taking a collaborative approach with our clients to ensure that the right result is achieved.
When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.
At Collas Crill, we're used to working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, capable of reacting and responding quickly to urgent requests for assistance with locating and freezing assets. As sophisticated defendants become more adept at dissipating assets, we've been involved in cases that created new law in the Channel Islands in relation to a party's ability to trace assets and recover their losses. With their ability to deal with complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.
Restoring dissolved BVI companies
At the start of 2023, as we welcomed changes into our lives, the BVI also welcomed changes to the BVI Business Companies Act (BCA) with its amendments which came into force...
Clarity on BVI statutory demands
In BEC Limited v (1) A2 and (2) A1 (BVIHC (COM) 2022/0059) in which judgment was handed down on 2 June 2022, the BVI Commercial Court held that it was permissible (at least...
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