Higgs & Johnson has expanded
its litigation department with Alexia Adda.
Justice Charles Quin admitted Ms.
Adda to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands.
Ms. Adda has qualified both as a
Barrister at Law and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and will
bring her experience in arbitration and commercial litigation to Higgs &
Johnson’s dispute resolution team.
The expansion of the litigation
department is in part in response to the increased volume of insolvency
matters, the firm said.
Ms. Adda received an MA as well as
a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and
has passed the Bar Vocational Course at the BPP Law School.
Ms. Adda was called to the Bar in
London in 2004 and officially qualified as Barrister in 2006 and as a Solicitor
of England & Wales in 2008.
Prior to joining Higgs &
Johnson Ms. Adda practised law with law firm Finers Stephen Innocent in London.
She has advised on breach of contracts,
intellectual property, commercial and financial services litigation.
The admission application in the Grand Court was
made by the firm’s Country Managing Partner Philip Boni, who welcomed Ms. Adda
to the firm and expressed his pleasure at this opportunity to expand the
services being offered by the firm’s litigation department.
attending the admission were other associates from the firm’s litigation
department including Kate Palfrey and other colleagues.
Quin welcomed Ms. Adda to the Grand Court and stated that he was confident that
Ms. Adda’s very good previous experience would be put to good use at Higgs
& Johnson, which is a very busy firm.
He said it therefore gave him great pleasure to accede to Mr. Boni’s application
and invited Ms. Adda to sign the Roll and be admitted to the Bar of the Cayman