With over 15 years’ experience of resolving complex, local and cross-border high-value commercial disputes, Sally is accredited as a ‘highly recommended’ lawyer in the Cayman Islands’ Legal 500, 2023 Dispute Resolution Rankings


Sally’s practice is focused on litigating and resolving disputes in the following areas:

  • Insolvency, Restructuring & Receivership
  • Asset-tracing and Enforcement
  • Corporate/ Shareholder disputes
  • Banking & Finance litigation
  • Real Estate disputes


In addition, Sally regularly advises on the grounds and strategies of challenging the decisions or errors of public bodies and government ministries that have affected the livelihoods or business interests of local clients by way of Judicial Review proceedings.

Sally’s Work Highlights include:

  • Advising in the Cayman Islands Grand Court, Financial Services Division and the Court of Appeal in relation to the performance and enforcement of a specific performance order against MV Cayman Ltd (former Margaritaville Hotel and Resort).


  • Representing multiple defendants in Financial Services proceedings concerning the alleged misappropriation of investment funds and associated proprietary claims.


  • Advising a conglomerate of private owners in relation to the receivership of a complex real estate development company and unorthodox, secured asset structure


  • Representing and advising on the tracing and recovery of assets across 5 jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, the US and South America, resulting in post-judgment worldwide freezing and third-party disclosure orders


  • Advising a high-net-worth client in aggressively contested insolvency proceedings in the Court of Appeal


  • Acting in Judicial Review proceedings against the Cayman Islands Government in relation to contracts entered into with the Government had entered into with two foreign owned hospitals in purported breach of Health Practice law and regulations


  • Acting on proceedings concerning an application to seal the court file and prevent publication of proceedings on the Public Register raising important questions concerning open justice, confidentiality and public access to court documents


  • Advised CTMH Holdings Ltd in judicial review proceedings against the Government concerning: the lawfulness of financial waivers granted pursuant to contract other healthcare providers; and the regulation of the two-tier system of registration for health practitioners in the Cayman Islands.


  • Advising on subpoenas served on a global accountancy firm for the disclosure and production of confidential information


  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA)
  • 100 Women In Finance
  • Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (Member)


  • College of Law, Birmingham, UK (LLB)
  • University of Cardiff (BA Hons)


  • England and Wales (2009)
  • Cayman Islands (2017)


“not only a brilliant mind, but an excellent strategist, [Sally Bowler] comes highly recommended.”

“Entrusted by a client roster that includes both high-net-worth individuals and listed corporates, McGrath Tonner fields a broad contentious practice“

“Accessible attorneys who will happily turn their minds to difficult problems”