Tony Gruchot is an Associate in the Turks and Caicos office, where he has worked since 2012.  His primary focus is the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, but he also handles a broad variety of other legal matters for his clients.

Within the Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, Tony’s experience includes complex corporate and commercial disputes in industries ranging from construction to banking to insurance.  He has worked on multi-party actions, contract breaches, and insolvencies and liquidations involving local and international parties.

He has many years of experience with debt recovery, enforcement of security and judgments, and receivership appointments.  He has assisted clients with shareholder disputes as well as corporate reorganizations and restructurings.  Tony’s approach includes arbitration and alternative dispute resolution techniques when appropriate.

Within the Admiralty, Shipping and Aviation practice group, Tony’s experience includes admiralty litigation, arrest of vessels, marine cases and maritime law.  Tony also works on related environmental issues including coral reef damage and other natural resource claims.

In the Insurance sector, he has experience with a wide variety of litigious matters including professional liability, professional negligence claims, personal injury and product liability.

Tony has a specialty in family law matters  including divorces, matrimonial disputes, child custody and child access agreements and co-habitation disputes.

Tony has successfully worked on a variety of complex litigious Employment and Labour matters.  He represents employers in unfair/wrongful dismissal cases, layoffs, redundancies, discrimination and sexual harassment situations.   He understands the challenges of disciplinary and discharge issues, layoffs and redundancies, overtime and service charges.

In the Real Property sector, Tony has worked on mortgages, private and commercial leases, landlord and tenant matters, strata titles and trespass claims. He has a special interest in boundary and easement and title disputes.

He regularly represents his clients in Court at all levels.

Representative work includes:

  • Advising an international banking corporation on disclosure of information and successfully resisting a document production subpoena;
  • Representing the owner of a multi-million dollar property in an international title dispute;
  • Advising on the solvent winding up of a banking corporation;
  • Negotiating a major divorce settlement;
  • Advising a large resort developer in relation to latent defect claims; and
  • Representing a major American insurance company with successful civil recovery of a stolen vessel following the collapse of a criminal investigation.
Practice Areas
  • Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands, 2012
  • Bar of England and Wales, Barrister, 2006 (not practising)
  • Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales, 2000 (not practising)
Community Involvement
  • Social Secretary, The TCI Sailing Association, 2014
Public Service
  • Sheffield and District Law Society, Deputy Vice President (2011), Treasurer (2008 to 2011)
Speaking Engagements
  • “Residential Landlord & Tenant Law” and “Possession Claims, A Landlord’s Perspective”, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • “Sale of Goods for the Motor Industry”, VW Headquarters, Milton Keynes, UK
  • “A Guide to Small Claims and Enforcement”, VW Headquarters, Milton Keynes, UK
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Turks and Caicos Bar Association