Thursday 24 September, 2020

Three Caymanians admitted as attorneys-at-law at Maples

Images (clockwise)
L- R: Partner James Eldridge, The Honourable Justice Ramsay-Hale and Juliana Wood
L- R: The Honourable Justice Robin McMillan, Hailee Robinson and Partner Caroline Moran
L-R: Lucy Day and Partner Colin McKie QC

Images (clockwise) L- R: Partner James Eldridge, The Honourable Justice Ramsay-Hale and Juliana Wood L- R: The Honourable Justice Robin McMillan, Hailee Robinson and Partner Caroline Moran L-R: Lucy Day and Partner Colin McKie QC

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, has announced that three Caymanians have successfully completed their articles of clerkship with the firm and were recently admitted as attorneys-at-law in the Cayman Islands.

The Honourable Justice Robin McMillan admitted Lucy Day and Hailee Robinson on June 29 2020 and July 2 2020 respectively.  Juliana Wood was admitted by The Honourable Justice Ramsay-Hale on July 16 2020. Their admissions were moved by the firm's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partners Colin McKie QC, Caroline Moran and James Eldridge.

Due to physical distancing guidelines at this time, the Court permitted the admissions to be streamed remotely so that family, friends and colleagues could join the occasion.

Following her admission, Ms Day joins the firm's Funds & Investment Management practice as an Associate. She holds a First Class Honours Degree in Marketing and Management from Newcastle University and is also a graduate at the University of Law, Bristol Campus where she completed a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course, both awarded with distinction.  Ms Day completed her postgraduate in legal studies through the firm's legal scholarship programme. Throughout her studies, Ms Day worked at the firm as both a legal and marketing summer intern.  She is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA) and 100 Women in Finance (100WF) NextGen.

Upon her admission, Ms Robinson joins the firm's Finance practice as an Associate. Beginning her career with the firm through a series of summer internships, Ms Robinson attended the University of Bristol where she graduated with a Masters of Law. She also completed a Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Bristol Campus which she was awarded through the firm's legal scholarship programme. She is a member of CILPA, 100WF, 100WF NextGen as well as the Deputy Chairperson and legal committee member of the Alex Panton Foundation.

Ms Wood joins the firm's Funds & Investment Management practice as an Associate. During her studies, Ms Wood also completed summer internships in both the firm's Cayman Islands and London offices. As a legal scholarship recipient, she attended the University of Kent where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Law and Accounting & Finance before attending the BBP University for her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She is a member of CILPA, the 100WF NextGen committee and 100WF GirlForce 100 committee.

"On behalf of the Maples Group we congratulate Hailee, Lucy and Juliana on their well-deserved appointments and we look forward to their continued success with the firm. We are confident that they will continue to excel" said Matthew Gardner, Cayman Islands Managing Partner of the Group's law firm. 

Maples and Calder has demonstrated a commitment to recruiting, training and promoting aspiring lawyers in the Cayman Islands.  Through its articles of clerkship programme, the firm provides the opportunity for Caymanians to qualify as Cayman Islands attorneys without having to train in the UK or elsewhere. The scholarship programme has been running for many years and consistently attracts some of the most outstanding students in the jurisdiction. The programme has enabled more than 40 Caymanians to be admitted as attorneys-at-law since 2005 and currently has another four in training this year.

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