Maples and Calder send young Caymanian lawyer to London

Maples and Calder offered young Caymanian lawyer Shari McField-Bell a three-month secondment earlier this year in the London office of a well-known international law firm.

“I am very pleased to be afforded the opportunity to gain further knowledge and experience through a secondment with Clifford Chance, London,” Ms McField-Bell said. “The experience is invaluable and I am most grateful to Maples and Clifford Chance for making the secondment possible.”

Ms McField-Bell was recently recognised as a rising star of Aviation Law by the AirFinance Journal in their Guide to Aviation Lawyers.

She joined Maples and Calder in 2006, having received an impressive first class degree at the Cayman Islands Law School. After having been admitted as an attorney-at-law in 2008, she moved into the banking and finance practice group – specifically focusing on asset finance – and has gained considerable experience in aircraft and vessel finance, aircraft registrations, aircraft mortgage registrations, vessel registrations and general corporate and commercial law.

Global managing partner, Henry Smith, considers the secondment a sound move for a young Caymanian lawyer.

“Shari has gained the attention of her peers in her field of practice.

This demonstrates the exemplary attorney that she is and reinforces our commitment to recruit individuals with extraordinary academic backgrounds and the highest calibre of work ethic,” Mr. Henry said. “Shari encapsulates every expectation for the brightest and the best and that is what our clients expect from a top-tier law firm.”

Ms. McField-Bell is set to return to Cayman this month, equipped with international exposure and experience that promises to benefit her role in the asset finance industry, Maples and Calder said 
in a statement.