Practice groups

Paul Davis is a partner in the firm’s Private Client & Wealth Management Group. His practice focuses on trusts, private trust companies, purpose trusts, foundations, executive entities, financial services law and regulation, and corporate law.

Paul has excellent insight into the demands of the trust and fiduciary services industry and provides client advice underscored by the legal and regulatory environment and risk management strategy of each client.

Paul started his legal career with Higgs & Johnson as an Associate in 2008 after being admitted to the Bar of England and Wales. In 2010 Paul left to firm to join the Nassau office of a prominent international trust and fiduciary services group with offices in The Bahamas, Switzerland and Singapore. He ultimately held the position of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the group before rejoining Higgs & Johnson as a partner in 2015.

Paul is Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and Co-chair of the BFSB’s Trusts Working Group, which has a mandate to ensure the regular review of trust legislation in The Bahamas.

Education

  • University of Manchester, (BSc) (Hons) in Management Sciences, Manchester, England
  • University of London (LLB) (Hons), London, England

Bar admissions

England and Wales, 2008

Professional memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Bar Association of England and Wales
  • International Compliance Association
  • Bahamas Financial Services Board (Deputy Chairman)

Paul Davis is a partner in the firm’s Private Client & Wealth Management Group. His practice focuses on trusts, private trust companies, purpose trusts, foundations, executive entities, financial services law and regulation, and corporate law.

Paul has excellent insight into the demands of the trust and fiduciary services industry and provides client advice underscored by the legal and regulatory environment and risk management strategy of each client.

Paul started his legal career with Higgs & Johnson as an Associate in 2008 after being admitted to the Bar of England and Wales. In 2010 Paul left to firm to join the Nassau office of a prominent international trust and fiduciary services group with offices in The Bahamas, Switzerland and Singapore. He ultimately held the position of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the group before rejoining Higgs & Johnson as a partner in 2015.

Paul is Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and Co-chair of the BFSB’s Trusts Working Group, which has a mandate to ensure the regular review of trust legislation in The Bahamas.

Education

  • University of Manchester, (BSc) (Hons) in Management Sciences, Manchester, England
  • University of London (LLB) (Hons), London, England

Bar admissions

England and Wales, 2008

Professional memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Bar Association of England and Wales
  • International Compliance Association
  • Bahamas Financial Services Board (Deputy Chairman)