Maples and Calder articled clerk, Kimberly Robinson was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands by the Hon. Justice Panton on 16 September 2014 before an audience of family, friends and colleagues.
Ms Robinson joined Maples and Calder in March 2013 as an articled clerk after completing her Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Kent, UK in 2010 and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, UK in 2011. She has chosen to join the firm’s Corporate practice group.
“The training program was rigorous and challenging, but ultimately rewarding,” remarked Ms Robinson. “I would like to specially thank my supervising attorneys: Bryony Robottom, Chris Capewell, Colin McKie QC, Maxine Bodden and Sherice Arman; each of whom has made an indelible mark on my professional life and inspired me to reach new heights. I would also like to recognise my current and former principals, Paul Lumsden and Nick Evans, for their remarkable efforts in fostering my professional development. As I embark on my new journey with the firm, I look forward to a continued successful working relationship.”
Ms Robinson is a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the Caymanian Bar Association. She has served her community as a volunteer for the National Drug Council, assisting with student questionnaires. In addition, Ms Robinson represented the Cayman Islands at the Global Youth Leadership Conference in New York and Washington DC in 2005 and the Global Youth Leadership Summit in China in 2006.
“Kimberly possesses many qualities that are well suited to the legal profession,” said Paul Lumsden, Managing Partner of Maples and Calder’s Cayman office and head of the Cayman Corporate practice group. “Her motivation and diligence in particular are excellent foundations. We are pleased to welcome Kimberly to the Corporate team and wish her a long and successful career with the firm.”
Maples and Calder has been committed to recruiting, training and promoting aspiring lawyers in the Cayman Islands for many years. Its scholarship program is one of the largest and most successful on the island; consistently fielding some of the most outstanding students the jurisdiction has to offer and has, through its Articled Clerk scheme, enabled 23 Caymanian lawyers to be admitted since 2005, with another four currently in training.
Maples and Calder is one of a number of international law firms in the Cayman Islands which provide opportunities for Caymanians to qualify as Cayman Islands attorneys without having to train in the UK or elsewhere.