Rupert Coe has ‘higher rights of audience’
Attorney Rupert Coe was called to Bar of the Cayman Islands on 10 November in a Grand Court ceremony before Justice Charles Quin.
Appleby partner Nicholas Joseph moved the application for Mr. Coe’s admission, setting out the background for what he termed a unique complement to the firm’s litigation team.
Mr. Coe joins Appleby with experience in London, having trained and practised at Herbert Smith LLP. While at Herbert Smith, he was a solicitor in the Insurance Department of the firm’s Litigation Division. He was also involved in pro bono work in the Employment Tribunal, where he has appeared as an advocate. Mr. Coe is one of fewer than 2,500 solicitors in England and Wales who have Higher Rights of Audience in the Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. This two per cent of solicitors have an increased ability to offer clients an all-around litigation service by being qualified to appear in High Court trials, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, Mr. Joseph explained.
Mr. Coe completed the Legal Practice Course with Commendation and the Post-graduate Diploma in Law with Commendation from BPP Law School and the College of Law (London), respectively.
He was awarded a Bachelors of Arts degree in History with First Class Honours from the University of Durham.
The Appleby Litigation and Insolvency Practice Group expressed pleasure in welcoming Associate Rupert Coe to the team. His focus on insurance, professional negligence and commercial cases is a unique complement to the commercial litigation team’s current key areas of practice, which range from commercial dispute resolution to fund disputes to property litigation and trust and estate litigation.
Mr. Joseph said, “Appleby’s reputation as the leading and largest offshore litigation practice has proven to be attractive to legal talent locally and overseas. Rupert’s specialism and unique qualifications further strengthen the service we offer our clients and we look forward to Rupert’s contribution to our work in the Cayman Islands and with our colleagues across Appleby’s 12 jurisdictions.”