Attorney Francine Bryce has been admitted
to practise in the Cayman
Islands following an application by Philip Boni, country managing
partner for Higgs & Johnson, Attorneys-at-Law.
The ceremonial admission took place
before Justice Charles Quin on 29 March.
Those in attendance included Higgs & Johnson partner Gina Berry and Mrs.
Bryce’s other colleagues and family members.
In setting out her credentials, Mr.
Boni advised the court that Mrs. Bryce studied at Cayman Islands Law
School and obtained the
Bachelor of Laws degree in 2002. She later
studied at the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, where she earned the post-graduate
Legal Education Certificate. She was admitted to the Jamaican Bar in 2004.
Mrs. Bryce went on to practise at DunnCox, one of Jamaica’s largest and leading law
firms. She has advised on a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters,
including acquisitions and mergers. She
has also handled major transactions,
both regional and international and has been involved in incorporation and administration
of companies spanning three jurisdictions
– Jamaica, Turks &
Caicos Islands and St. Lucia.
Boni welcomed Mrs. Bryce to the firm and expressed his pleasure at this opportunity
to expand the services being offered by Higgs & Johnson at the Cayman
Quin welcomed Mrs. Bryce to the Grand
Court as an attorney, observing that she has an
excellent academic background with first class degrees and mentioned lawyers at
DunnCox in Jamaica
who had appeared before the Cayman courts many times, noting that she must be
well trained. He added that Higgs & Johnson is a well respected and busy
firm and he felt Mr. Boni and Ms Berry would ensure Mrs. Bryce’s continued
training and wished her every success.
Bryce said she was humbled and honoured to appear before Justice Quin for the
first time. She affirmed her commitment to making a contribution to the Cayman Islands and was very grateful to the Court and her
colleagues at Higgs & Johnson for giving her this opportunity.