George Town, Grand Cayman | Maples and Calder is pleased to announce that five Caymanians successfully completed their articles of clerkship with Maples and Calder in 2017 were admitted as attorneys-at-law in the Cayman Islands.
Hon. Justice Charles Quin QC admitted Jamie-Lee Eccles, Adrian Davey and Daegan McLaughlin on 23 March, 9 August and 18 August, respectively. Jonathan Brown was admitted by Hon. Justice Mangatal on 2 May and Myfanwy Leggatt was admitted by Hon. Justice Williams on 16 November.
Ms Eccles began her career at Maples and Calder through a series of internships while studying for her law degree. She attended Durham University where she received both her Bachelor of Laws in 2013 and Masters of Laws, with Distinction, in 2014. As a recipient of a Maples and Calder legal scholarship, Ms Eccles completed her Legal Practice Course, with Distinction, at the University of Manchester in 2015 and subsequently joined the firm as a full time articled clerk. She is a member of the Caymanian Bar Association. Ms Eccles has joined the firm’s Investment Funds practice group.
Mr Brown attended the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Accounting before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at The College of Law. Mr Brown acted as the Articled Clerk Representative of the Caymanian Bar Admission from November 2015 – 2016 and was a summer intern in the Structured Finance team of MaplesFS. Upon his admission, Mr Brown joined the firm’s Finance practice group.
A Maples and Calder scholarship recipient, Mr Davey obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Liverpool in 2015, completed the Bar Professional Training Course at City, University London in 2014 and received a Masters of Law and Economics from Queen Mary University of London in 2015. He began his career as an intern with the firm and is a member of the Caymanian Bar Association. Mr Davey has joined the firm’s Litigation and Insolvency practice group.
Mr McLaughlin attended the University of the West of England, Bristol where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and his Graduate Diploma in Law, and completed his Legal Practice Course at BPP University. Mr McLaughlin is a member of the Caymanian Bar Association and the Cayman Islands Law Society. Upon his admission, Mr McLaughlin joined the Investment Funds practice group.
Beginning her career with the firm as a summer intern in 2007, Ms Leggatt earned her Bachelors of Law (with honours) at the University of Exeter and her Masters of Law at the University of Law. She is a member of the Caymanian Bar Association, where she served as the 2016-2017 Articled Clerk Representative, a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and is a member of 100 Women in Finance and 100 Women in Finance NextGen. Ms Leggatt has joined the firm’s Investment Funds practice group.
“Maples and Calder is delighted to welcome our newly admitted lawyers to the firm and have no doubt that they will be great additions to their practice groups and the firm as a whole,” said Paul Lumsden, Managing Partner of the Cayman Islands office. “We look forward to continuing to work and provide them with guidance as they embark on this new journey.”
Maples and Calder has been committed to recruiting, training and promoting aspiring lawyers in the Cayman Islands for many years. The firm’s scholarship programme 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 programme, enabled more than 30 Caymanian lawyers to be admitted since 2005, with another two currently in training.
Maples and Calder is one of a number of international law firms in the Cayman Islands which provides opportunities for Caymanians to qualify as Cayman Islands attorneys without having to train in the UK or elsewhere.