Sebastian Said is Counsel within the Dispute Resolution department. He practises all aspects of commercial litigation, contentious insolvency and contentious trust issues. He has particular experience of cases involving investment funds, banking and finance, civil fraud, directors’ liability and shareholders’ remedies.
Sebastian studied Law at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took a double first and was awarded a Domus Scholarship and the Monk Prize. He remained in Oxford to pursue the BCL, a masters degree in law, for which he took a distinction and was awarded the Simms Prize by the university. Whilst at Oxford, he was also invited to sit the examination for a Prize Fellowship at All Souls College.
Following a period as the Research Assistant to Professor Andenas, Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Sebastian was called to the English Bar in 2004, as a Major Scholar of Inner Temple. He undertook pupillage at, and later practised as a tenant of, Fountain Court Chambers, one of the Commercial Bar's "magic circle", before joining Appleby in April 2011.
Sebastian is both Cayman (Attorney-at-Law 2013) and BVI (Barrister, 2015)qualified.
With Patricia Robertson QC, he is the co-author and editor of the chapter on Fund Managers, in the leading professional negligence text, Simpson (ed.), Professional Negligence and Liability.
Sebastian is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Joint Academic Stage Board.