Harneys British Virgin Islands


Lawrie Kearns

Director of Private Wealth
+1 284 852 4339
British Virgin Islands

Lawrie is head of the private wealth team at Harneys Fiduciary and has extensive experience acting for high net worth individuals on a wide variety of commercial and private trust, estate planning and asset protection issues.

Prior to joining Harneys Fiduciary in 2015 Lawrie was head of Ogier's private client and trusts team in the BVI and prior to that he practiced for several years with Harneys in the firm's trusts department. Before moving offshore Lawrie worked at Rooks Rider LLP where he advised trustees, private banks, international law and accountancy firms on a wide range of UK tax and trust matters. 

Lawrie is a full member of STEP and sits on the BVI executive committee and the STEP Law Reform Committee. Lawrie is also a member of the BVI Bar Association and the BVI International Finance Committees’ Trust Advisory Group.

Lawrie is a regular contributor to international private wealth publications and frequently speaks to industry. His most recent speaking engagements include the BVI Financial Services Commission, STEP BVI, BVI Government, STEP Boston and the STEP Miami Summit.

Lawrie was admitted to the bar of England and Wales in 2005 and the British Virgin Islands in 2011. He holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (distinction) and was included in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Who’s Who Legal of international private client lawyers. Lawrie is further recommended by Legal 500 which describes him as "technically proficient", "intelligent and commercial", and as having a "can-do approach to finding solutions that match clients' objectives."

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