Walkers Articled Clerk Erin Panton complete her legal training and was called to the Cayman Islands Bar on Sept. 22.
Her application was moved by Ingrid Pierce, Walkers’ Global Managing Partner, before Justice Robin McMillan. Ms. Panton is Walkers’ 46th Caymanian articled clerk to be called to the Bar. She was articled to Partner Dorothy Scott.
Ms. Panton is a recipient of the 2014 Walkers Legal Scholarship. She attended Cayman Prep and High School in until Year 11 and then completed her schooling at Wando High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Panton began her legal studies at the Truman Bodden Law School of the Cayman Islands in September 2011 and completed her LLB with an upper second-class degree classification in the summer of 2014.
During her time at the law school, Ms. Panton was the recipient of several awards, including the Sweet & Maxwell Prize for best performance in first-year modules, the Butterworths Law Prize and University of Liverpool Law Association prize for best performance and overall results in the second-year modules, and the Dillon Eustace Travel Bursary for the Top Performing Caymanian LLB graduate.
Ms. Panton completed the Legal Practice Course in 2015 at the University of Law (Bloomsbury) in London and was awarded a Distinction. She spent six weeks volunteering as a policy officer at the ministry of Financial Services before commencing her articles.