Appleby is the new sponsor of the
AS and A-Level Law courses at St. Ignatius Catholic School.
The A-Level Law course, run in
conjunction with the Cayman Islands Law School, provides students with a broad
examination of the English Legal System, as well as the basic principles of law
making and dispute resolution while introducing students to issues of
substantive law. During the course, students investigate features of criminal,
contract and tort law, and also consider the reasons why law is a fundamental
element in our society.
The A-Level Law course, previously
sponsored by Walkers, has been offered to St. Ignatius Catholic School students
since 2006 and to Cayman Prep and High School students since 2007. Several
graduates of the course are now pursuing a career in law locally and overseas.
In the Cayman Islands, Appleby has
a long-standing commitment to legal education. Its legal scholarship program
began in 1977 and the firm’s articles of clerkship training program provides
trainees with experience within the firm’s various practice groups under the
guidance of its leading lawyers.
“These educational programs equip
prospective legal and business professionals with a solid foundation in law,”
said Appleby partner Richard Addlestone.
“I am particularly pleased to be
continuing my prior relationship to the course and to be working again with St.
Ignatius and the Cayman Islands Law School in taking it forward. We at Appleby
are pleased to be part of its future success.”
Peter Embleton, Head of Secondary
of St. Ignatius Catholic School noted such a partnership particularly
favourable for the students who will have access to a wealth of legal
resources. Brendan Touhey, Head of Sixth Form of Cayman Prep and High School observed
the partnership provides another fantastic opportunity for the school’s
students to continue their education as they strive to enter university.
Minister of Education, Training and
Employment Rolston Anglin expressed his gratitude that Appleby has chosen to take
such a significant role in the development of human capital in Cayman.