December 8, 2019

Cayman: Walkers admits two new Caymanian attorneys

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Walkers is pleased to announce that Dajsha Samuels and Abigail Drummond have completed their legal training, with both being called to the Cayman Islands Bar on 5 August 2019 and 6 August 2019 respectively. The applications were moved by Walkers Partners Colette Wilkins and Philip Paschalides before the Hon. Justice Williams, at the Grand Court in the Cayman Islands.

Dajsha Samuels was born and raised in the Cayman Islands where she attended Red Bay Primary, Cayman Prep and High School and Cayman International School. Dajsha undertook her LLB degree at the University of Bradford, graduating with First Class Honours in 2015. Dajsha went on to complete her LLM in International Financial Law in 2016 at King’s College in London and received a Merit pass. In 2017, she went on to complete her LPC at the University of Law Moorgate, where she also undertook an MSc in Business Law and Management. Prior to commencing her articles Dajsha worked at Walkers Fiduciary Limited for four months. Dajsha was articled to David Collins, a Partner in Walkers’ Finance and Corporate Group.

Dajsha states, “The continuous support and constant investment in training and development at Walkers is truly exemplary and it has assisted me in my professional development and strive towards excellence. Most importantly, the firm has taught me to have confidence in my abilities by being trained to be an independent thinker. I am proud to say that I have done it the Walkers’ way.”

Abigail Drummond was a recipient of the 2013 Walkers’ Legal Scholarship. Born and raised in the Cayman Islands, Abi attended Red Bay Primary, St. Ignatius Catholic School and the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales. Abi undertook her LLB degree at the University of Bristol, graduating with Upper Second Class Honours in 2016, and then went on to complete the LPC at the University of Law in Bristol where she was awarded a Distinction. Abi has participated in three legal internships with Walkers since 2014, completing placements in the Investment Funds, Finance and Corporate and Insolvency and Dispute Resolution groups. Abi was articled to Philip Paschalides, a Partner in Walkers’ Finance and Corporate Group.

Abi comments, “From my internship through to my Articles, Walkers has provided me with a great balance of amazing support and independent challenge. I am humbled by the amount of time the talented team at Walkers has invested in me. I look forward to beginning my legal career at this top-ranked offshore law firm.”

Walkers’ Partner and Chair of the Trainee Committee, Caroline Heal commented “We would like to congratulate Abi and Dajsha on their recent admissions to the Cayman Islands Bar and are delighted that these talented young Caymanian women will continue their career progression here at Walkers. We are committed to providing a challenging yet supportive learning environment for our articled clerks and it has been extremely rewarding to see Abi and Dajsha reach this important milestone.”

About Walkers

Walkers is a leading international law firm. We provide legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to global financial institutions, investment banks, capital markets participants, Fortune 500 corporations, arrangers, promoters and managers, Magic Circle and AmLaw 100 law firms, accounting firms, partnerships, trust companies and other fiduciaries. We are consistently ranked in the top tier of law firms by all leading global legal directories, including the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2019, which ranks Walkers in 10 band one practice areas.

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