Walkers has announced the admission of three new Caymanian attorneys who graduated from the firm’s articled clerk training program.
The admissions for Patrick McConvey, Arikka Ebanks and Nan Erb were moved by Walkers Partner Colette Wilkins on March 17, 18 and 19, respectively, before Grand Court Justice Charles Quin.
“We place great importance on the training of our articled clerks and Walkers wishes to congratulate Patrick, Arikka and Nan on their achievement. We are delighted to see them qualify as attorneys, having successfully completed the firm’s articles program, and we are certain they will prove valuable assets to the profession in the Cayman Islands,” said Antonia Hardy, managing partner of Walkers’s Cayman Islands office.
All three newly qualified attorneys have accepted permanent positions with Walkers.
Mr. McConvey, a former Walkers scholarship recipient, was born in the Cayman Islands. He earned a master’s degree from Durham University, where his thesis concentrated on the concept of Caymanian identity in the context of the wider Caribbean and the influence of other cultures in contemporary Caymanian society. He then attended Nottingham Law School, where he completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2012 and the Legal Practice Course with a high commendation in June 2013.
Cayman-born Arikka Ebanks graduated from John Gray High School and earned her LL.B degree from the University of Exeter in 2012. She returned to Cayman to complete the Professional Practice Course at the Truman Bodden Law School, University of Liverpool, with distinction.
Ms. Ebanks had interned in the Legal and Compliance Divisions at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Funds group at another Cayman Islands law firm. She was articled to Walkers’ Funds Partner Caroline Heal.
Ms. Erb moved to the Cayman Islands in 1995 from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Before commencing her legal studies, she worked for Century 21 – Thompson Realty as a marketing and sales agent, with LIME (formerly Cable & Wireless) as a major account manager and with Fine Homes Ltd. as an operations manager.
Ms. Erb received a first class LL.B (Honours) degree in 2012 and was valedictorian of her class at the Truman Bodden Law School, University of Liverpool. She completed the Professional Practice Course with Distinction, also at TBLS in 2013. She was articled to Walkers’ Litigation Partner Colette Wilkins.