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Scott Tolliss

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Scott is of counsel of Maples and Calder's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office.  He practises in all the core areas, including fraud and asset recovery, shareholder disputes, corporate investigations, contractual claims, cross-border insolvency and restructuring, contentious trusts and probate, and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards. Scott has particular expertise in complex commercial, corporate and financial disputes, many of which are borne out of distressed events.


Scott joined the Maples Group in 2019. He previously practised in a top tier law firm situated in Jersey (Channel Islands) and prior to his move offshore, Scott trained with a national UK firm. Scott has been recommended in the Legal 500 as an 'Other Key Lawyer' and clients describe him as 'very proactive and responsive. He is extremely personable and clearly very committed to delivering the best service to clients. As well as being an exceptional technical lawyer, he is very commercially minded.’


Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the Institute of Directors, and contributor to its published guidelines
Member of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association
Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
Member of the British Virgin Islands Arbitration Group
President of the British Virgin Islands Bar Association (elected June 2023)


Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


Intellectual Property


2017 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2019 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

2022 – Admitted as a solicitor-advocate in England and Wales (not practising)


University of Birmingham, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), 2012

University of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation), 2015

BPP Law School, UK, Higher Rights of Audience, 2021


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