Khatidja McLean is the newest attorney at Ogier, having been admitted to the Cayman Islands bar on 30th April, 2008. Khatidja was called to the bar by Chris Russell, and admitted by Judge Sanderson; she will continue her legal career with Ogier, where she joins the business and trust law group to specialise in investment funds.
‘I am delighted to have completed my articles,’ said Khatidja. ‘This is a great accomplishment for me, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to begin my legal career with Ogier. The support that I have received from my family and friends in addition to the training that I received during my articles has been invaluable, and I am looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.’
Khatidja received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology with a minor in Law from Carleton University, Ottawa in 2004 and her Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies with a Commendation from the University of Birmingham in 2005. She then graduated from the College of Law, Birmingham in 2006 with a Commendation in Legal Practice, and joined Ogier shortly thereafter.
‘We are pleased to welcome Khatidja to the practice,’ said Ogier partner Colin MacKay. ‘She has proven her ability in the practice of law, and is a strong addition to our investment funds team.’
Outside of her legal career, Khatidja is an avid traveller and animal lover, and is involved in the fostering programme at the Cayman Islands Humane Society. She has a strong artistic streak, and plays the piano and paints in her spare time. Since moving to Cayman in 2006, she has also discovered a new appreciation for the joys of fishing, and goes out whenever she gets a chance.