Ogier’s Business Law Group expands again

The Business Law Group of Ogier continues to grow with the recent admission of three more attorneys to the firm. Susan Taylor, Sophie Ann Gray and Angus Davison have been admitted to practise law in the Cayman Islands with Ogier.

The applications for their admission were moved by Ogier partner James Chapman before Mr. Justice Alex Henderson.

Susan Taylor attended Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand where she studied a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. Following university, she worked for two years as a research clerk to the New Zealand High Court Judges and the New Zealand Chief Justice before moving to law firm Chapman Tripp where she practiced as Solicitor and then Senior Solicitor over a four-year period.

Ms Taylor then moved to Sydney, Australia to take a post at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, where she practiced for two years prior to her move to Cayman. She is now part of the Business Law Group at Ogier specialising in investment funds and general corporate and commercial law.

Sophie Ann Gray grew up in Canberra, New South Wales, Australia and gained her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the Australian National University. She then took up a post as a tax analyst at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Sydney in order to meld her education in commerce and law.

After a year at the accountancy firm, she decided that her first passion was law and she joined the prestigious law firm Minter Ellison in Sydney. Her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law and her Master of Laws at Sydney University were gained while she was at Minter Ellison.

Ms Gray was admitted to the bar in New South Wales in 2001. After the Private Equity group that she was working with at Minter Ellison moved to Clayton Utz, she took up a post with that firm after a 10-month leave of absence to travel with her husband.

Ms Gray specialises in investment and private equity fund formation and general corporate/commercial matters and will practise on the investment funds team of the Business Law Group of Ogier.

Angus Davison is also Australian, educated at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he earned his Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degrees. While studying, he worked part-time for two small Canberra law firms, Tetlow, Jansen & Doyle and then Richards Lawyers.

Upon graduation, Mr. Davison moved to Sydney and began to practise at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal as a Graduate Lawyer. While in employ at PwC, he studied at the College of Law and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He was subsequently admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2001.

In 2004 he moved to law firm Minter Ellison as part of their Capital Markets team and continued his education with the completion of a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney.

Mr. Davison will specialise in investment funds, capital markets, financial services and products, financial markets and corporate and commercial law

Peter Cockhill, a partner of Ogier’s Investment Funds team, welcomed the new attorneys to the Cayman Islands.

‘The strength of Ogier’s practice in the Cayman Islands is well-known and the work levels have continually increased, requiring the significant expansion of the group. Each of these attorneys brings with him or her a high level of specialisation and professionalism that will be a perfect fit with this group and I look forward to working with them,’ Mr. Cockhill said.

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