Areas of Practice
Mr. N. Leroy Smith joined Higgs & Johnson in 2000 and is a practitioner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He has had a particular focus on all facets of trust law including representing fiduciaries and individual clients (both private and institutional) in a range of trust and estate litigation; and advising international and local institutional clients in the drafting and administration of Bahamian trusts. In addition, Leroy has significant experience working in contentious and non-contentious commercial matters (including claims for breach of contract, directors’ and shareholders’ disputes and asset-tracing and recovery matters), telecommunications law and maritime law. He also regularly counsels a number of local and international companies and insurers in relation to personal injury, defamation and other tort-based claims.
Leroy obtained an LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Southampton and was called to the Bar of England and Wales and to the Bahamas Bar in 1998. He subsequently earned an LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law at the University College of London.
Leroy has contributed to Tolley’s International Succession Laws and previously sat on the editorial board for the firm’s client publication, FOCUS. In June 2006 he was awarded the Advanced Certificate in Company Law and Practice by STEP In March 2012, he was accredited by the London School of Mediation as a Civil and Commercial Mediator.