Nicholas Cruz

Nicholas Cruz

Membership Status: Barrister - Associate Member Qualified in 1990


General Information

Based in Gibraltar, Nicholas Cruz is an Overseas member of Clerksroom.

Nicholas was born in Gibraltar and educated at Worth Abbey in the United Kingdom. He studied law and graduated from Kingston University in Surrey before becoming a member of Middle Temple Inn of Court. After completing his studies at the Council of Legal Education in Chancery Lane, London, Nicholas was called to the Bar of England and Wales. He returned to Gibraltar in 1989 and was subsequently called to the Bar of Gibraltar, where he has practised law ever since. 

Areas of law

  • Financial Services Law
  • Company & Commercial Law
  • International Conveyancing
  • Admiralty & Shipping

Financial Services Law

  • Offshore Trusts
  • Regulation
  • Fund and unit trusts
  • Investment Dealers
  • Tax
  • Banking
  • Insurance

Company & Commercial

  • Corporate Finance
  • Refinancing
  • Contract
  • Insolvency
  • International Dispute Resolution

International Conveyancing

  • Spanish and Gibraltar property
  • Purchase
  • Finance
  • Multi-Jurisdiction
  • Trusts

Admiralty & Shipping

  • Registration
  • Finance
  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Injunctions
  • Ship Arrest


  • Founder member of the Bar Council Conveyancing Committee
  • Chairman of the Association of Trust and Company Managers
  • Member of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council 
  • Middle Temple Inn of Court


  • Kingston University - Law
  • Council of Legal Education, London

Fees and Feedback


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We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

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We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.


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