Rupert Wheeler


Rupert Wheeler is an accomplished courtroom advocate and litigator, with extensive experience across the legal field. At KSG, his practice ranges from commercial and insolvency litigation, fraud, through contentious probate disputes and tortious claims, to judicial review, human rights and constitutional claims against the State.

Rupert began his career practising as a barrister in England & Wales, where he was called to the Bar in 2010. He practised from a leading set of Chambers in London, where he retains membership. In 2019 he was admitted as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands. Throughout his career Rupert’s practice has focused on the representation of individuals and companies in serious trials, appeals, and other forms of contentious litigation. He has appeared in all manner of courts and tribunals in both jurisdictions including representation in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal of England & Wales, the High Court and the Old Bailey.

In 2020, Rupert concluded the successful representation of a defendant in a four-month fraud trial in the Cayman Islands Grand Court. Rupert appeared as sole counsel for the second defendant. In England, Rupert was sole counsel for the claimant in three judicial review claims that are now the authoritative cases on those issues (Stannard [2019] EWHC 84 (Admin), Poskitt [2018] EWHC 984 (Admin), Dyer [2013] EWHC 547). All three are cited within leading practitioner textbooks.

Rupert’s work frequently involves an international or cross-border element and he has been involved with cases in courts and tribunals in the Netherlands, Egypt, Cameroon, Turkey and Bangladesh. His knowledge of international law was reflected in his appointment to the Executive of the Bar Human Rights Commission of England & Wales between 2015 and 2017.

Rupert has published numerous articles and a number of chapters in leading academic journals and practitioners’ texts. He holds a First Class Honours degree and a Masters from the University of Bristol.