Appleby welcomes two to litigation practice

Katie Brown and Graham Stoute join the group

Appleby’s litigation and insolvency
team in Cayman has been increased with calls to the local bar for two new associates,
Katie Brown and Graham Stoute.

Their credentials were presented to
Justice Charles Quin by Appleby partner Nicholas Joseph during a Grand Court admission
ceremony.

Ms Brown studied Classics at Corpus Christi College,
Oxford where
she was awarded a double First and several university prizes.  She then attended City
University, London
where she graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Law and then completed the Legal
Practice Course at BPP Law School, London.

After studies, Ms Brown trained at
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Vienna and moved upon qualification
to niche fraud practice, Peters
& Peters. She has extensive experience in claimant fraud, asset recovery,
defendant fraud, corruption and other commercial litigation areas and has
worked for various corporate bodies, financial institutions, government bodies
and high net worth private clients.

Mr. Stoute also graduated from Oxford University
where obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Balliol College,
Oxford. He also
has a law degree from Bristol
University and completed
his Legal Practice Course at the
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.

Coincidently, he also trained at
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in his case in London
and Beijing. He
joined Freshields’ Dispute Resolution Department upon qualification where he
acted for a number of multi-national clients in various industries, including
insurance companies, banks, and large manufacturers.

Prior to joining Appleby, Mr.
Stoute was an associate solicitor in the Commercial Disputes and Tax and Trusts
departments at Burges Salmon LLP where he advised on both contentious and
non-contentious matters.

“We are delighted that candidates
of the calibre of Katie and Graham are attracted to the Cayman Islands to continue to develop their legal career,”
Mr. Joseph said.  “We believe that Appleby’s reputation as the leading and
largest offshore litigation practice
enables us to recruit the best professionals available. Both are a welcome
addition to our team.”

Managing partner Huw Moses added,
“Appleby continues to grow in all practice
areas; however, we are particularly proud of our Litigation and Insolvency Practice, which is the largest in the offshore legal services
sector. Katie and Graham both trained at one of the leading London firms, Freshfields, where they gained
high quality skills.  We know that Katie
and Graham will complement the group well.”

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Appleby associates are welcomed to the Cayman bar: From left, Nick Joseph, partner; Katie Brown, associate; Justice Charles Quin; Graham Stoute, associate; and Graeme Halkerston, partner.
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