Two Walkers lawyers were admitted as attorneys-at-law by Mrs. Justice Priya Levers recently in the Grand Court. Mrs. Helen Gardner and Mr. Gregory Barwick were introduced to the court by Mr. Angus Foster, partner and head of litigation at Walkers.
Mrs. Gardner was educated at Exeter University, England and at the College of Law where she obtained passes in her professional exams with commendation. She then worked for a time with London solicitors, Bristows and Lovells, before undertaking her professional training with the well-known firm Lawrence Graham with an emphasis on litigation.
After admission as a solicitor in 1999, Mrs. Gardner continued to work with Lawrence Graham on contentious corporate matters, insolvency and general commercial litigation. In 2001 Mrs. Gardner joined Walkers’ litigation department as a senior litigation paralegal, continuing to work on general commercial and corporate litigation.
Mr. Foster said that he and his partners were very pleased that Mrs. Gardner would be continuing with the firm in the litigation department.
Mr. Barwick was educated at the University of Melbourne in Australia and trained with a well-known Melbourne firm where he worked in mergers and acquisitions, general commercial and financial work, insolvency and corporate litigation.
Mr. Barwick then joined another Melbourne firm where he worked for approximately three years on corporate law matters before joining Ozannes in Guernsey, Channel Islands. While there he specialized in investment funds, structured finance, corporate restructuring and general commercial work.
At Walkers Mr. Barwick will be joining the firm’s corporate & international finance department and will continue to work on investment funds, structured finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Foster said that he and his partners were again delighted to welcome Mr. Barwick to the firm.
Mrs. Justice Levers welcomed both Mrs. Gardner and Mr. Barwick to professional practice in the Cayman Islands and wished them well in their future careers.