Nicholas (Nick) Holland focuses his practice on international contentious trusts and estates and acts primarily for wealthy families, individuals, institutional trustees, protectors and enforcers in disputes involving offshore trusts. Nick is also often involved in non-contentious international private wealth matters where he brings his extensive knowledge of offshore trusts and jurisdictions as well as potentially litigious outcomes to bear on the difficulties faced by international wealthy families.

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  • Advised North American class proceedings lawyers in connection with claims against a Bermudan trustee arising from a failed charitable giving tax scheme
  • Advised the distributor of aircraft engines in connection with an arbitration in Singapore
  • Advised trustees in connection with varied litigation arising from invalid instruments of retirement and appointment of new trustees

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  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year 2012 to 2013
  • Private Client Global Elite 2017 – 2018, Legal Week
  • Chambers High Net Worth 2016 and 2017, UK, Private Wealth Disputes. “His practice encompasses acting for institutional trustees, private clients and other market advisers. A source regards him as “great to deal with, he is practical and a solutions guy.” He is well versed in cases involving conflicts between national laws.” [Nick] is a well-recognized lawyer with plenty of cross-border experience. Sources note that “he is a real expert in offshore work” and say that “he knows international matters inside out.” He has been involved in many high-profile cases and is considered “a stellar name in the area with a huge amount of respect and clout in the market.” “He is incredibly commercially and pragmatically minded, without losing sight of the legal position,” reports an interviewee, who also says: “He is absolutely fantastic with clients – they really love him.”

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  • Cayman National Cultural Foundation, director
  • University College London, Denys Holland Scholarship Committee


University of Toronto, BA, (Hons), 1993
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws, 1996

England and Wales
Cayman Islands
Ontario (Upper Canada)
British Columbia

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