Nicholas Peter Cruz LLB TEP, founder member of Cruz & Co, 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. He completed his studies at the Council of Legal Education in Chancery Lane, London, and was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales. He returned to Gibraltar in 1989 and was subsequently called to the Bar of Gibraltar.
He has practised law in Gibraltar ever since, concentrating on Trust, Company, Admiralty, Conveyancing, Labor & Employment, Commercial and Civil Litigation. Nicholas was a founder member of the Bar Council Conveyancing Committee. He is a trust and estate practitioner and serves as the Chairman of the Association of Trust and Company Managers (ATCOM), and a member of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council, a Government policy advisory committee.
Nicholas is an overseas member of the Clerksroom, Barristers Chambers, Taunton, Somerset and the founder member and principle partner of Balms & Cruz Morocco an Anglo Spanish Law firm in Morocco.
Cruz & Co and the Acquarius Trust Company Limited were founded in 1996. Cruz & Co is a general legal practice with specific expertise in commercial matters, civil litigation and financial services. The firm is known for its commercial attitude and progressive problem solving. The Acquarius Trust Company Limited are licensed company and trust managers offering a wide range of financial services. The firm is ISO 9001-2000 and 14001-2004 certified and has been since 2008.
Commercial. We provide an experienced and cost effective commercial service in the fields of property, leasing, conveyancing and commercial contracts generally.
Civil Litigation. We represent numerous local and internationally based clients in all matters including: Employment law litigation; applications for freezing and other interlocutory injunctions; landlord and tenant actions; general property litigation; breach of trust and fraud actions; personal injury actions; bankruptcy and insolvency actions; banking litigation; contractual litigation; negligence; professional negligence; judicial review; arbitration etc.
Admiralty. We have considerable experience in Admiralty proceedings.
Costs. Litigation by anyone's standards can be an expensive affair. Sometimes commercial considerations outweigh the advantages of proceeding through the court system. We pride ourselves in our ability to judge when aggressive litigation is required and when it should be tempered with other commercial considerations. We believe our sensitivity to our client's commercial needs plays a large part in our success in increasing our client base and ensuring client loyalty.
Firm Practice Areas
Labour and Employment law litigation; applications for freezing and other interlocutory injunctions; landlord and tenant actions; general property litigation; breach of trust and fraud actions; personal injury actions; bankruptcy and insolvency actions; banking litigation; contractual litigation; negligence; professional negligence; judicial review; arbitration and Admiralty.