Attorney Colette Wilkins has been admitted to the Bar of the Cayman Islands by Mr. Justice Alexander Henderson on the application of Truman Bodden & Company, Attorneys-at-Law.
Ms Wilkins was called to the Bar in London in 1989 and after pupilage in leading commercial chambers (One Essex Court) moved to the Chancery Bar. She is now a tenant at New Square Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn where she has a modern chancery practice with an emphasis on litigation and in particular corporate and personal insolvency, shareholder disputes, fiduciary duties and directors’ disqualification proceedings.
The experienced attorney also has an interest in public law and has represented local authorities in this area.
Ms Wilkins was a contributor to the UK’s leading work on the Freedom of Information which was published by Oxford University Press in 2003 and has spoken at a number of seminars and conferences concerned with issues arising under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which came into full force in the United Kingdom on 1st January 2004) – a work which The Journal of Commonwealth Lawyers suggests ‘no serious practitioner can do without’.
Mr Philip Boni, a Director and Senior Litigator at Truman Bodden & Company, introduced Ms Wilkins to the court.
Ms Wilkins said she was looking forward to the challenge of working in the Cayman Islands and in the busy litigation practice of Truman Bodden & Company for the next few months. Mr. Boni said the firm’s directors were very pleased to have Colette here and to call on her invaluable knowledge and expertise.