The partners of Quin & Hampson have announced that Hector Robinson and Neal Lomax have been appointed as partners and that Charles Clifford has joined the team with effect from 1 January.
Mr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies and graduated with a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. He was awarded the Norman Manley Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement.
Before joining Quin & Hampson Mr. Robinson was a partner with Patterson, Phillipson & Graham in Kingston, Jamaica and he specializes in civil and commercial litigation.
Mr. Robinson is an Executive Member of the Cayman Islands Cricket Association and plays for the Village Greenies Cricket Club. He is also Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations. He enjoys playing, watching and reading about and arguing cricket, running and reading history and classic novels.
Mr. Lomax holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Master of Studies degree from the University of Oxford. In addition to being a member of the Cayman Islands Bar, Mr. Lomax is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Mr. Lomax leads the Corporate Department of Quin & Hampson. Prior to joining Quin & Hampson, Mr. Lomax practised with Skadden Arps and Simmons & Simmons in London and with Edward Nathan and Friedland in Johannesburg.
Mr. Lomax is a keen sportsman and enjoys tennis, rugby, soccer and cricket.
Mr. Charles Quin on behalf of his fellow partners, Angelyn Hernandez and Kenneth Farrow said that they were delighted to recognize the loyalty and commitment that Mr. Robinson and Mr. Lomax had shown the firm, whilst at the same time confirming that they are very pleased to have two lawyers of outstanding calibre become partners of Quin & Hampson.
Mr. Clifford studied law at the Cayman Islands Law School and obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. He then went on to study for the Professional Practice Certificate (Bar exams) and graduated with credentials from the Queen’s University of Belfast.
Mr. Clifford served with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service for 16 ½ years, most of which was as an operational police officer in the Criminal Investigation Department and Drugs Task Force. In 1997 he transferred from the position of Chief Inspector in charge of the RCIP Administration Department to the post of Senior Assistant Secretary (now called Deputy Permanent Secretary) in the Ministry of Tourism. In 2001 he was promoted to the post of Permanent Secretary in that Ministry.
At the end of July 2004 after 23 ½ years with the public service Mr. Clifford announced his resignation from the post of Permanent Secretary in the Cayman Islands Government Ministry of Tourism and his intention to pursue a career in law.
Mr. Clifford in commenting on his appointment said, “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a progressive law firm and one that is unequivocally committed to the Cayman Islands. I am confident that the quality of the practical experience which I will gain during my Articles will be second to none”.
Mrs. Angelyn Hernandez, partner with Quin & Hampson, in commenting on Mr. Clifford’s appointment said, “We are delighted to have someone with Charles Clifford’s all-round experience and ability join the firm”.