Stacy-Ann Kelly, a former Miss Cayman Islands, was called to the Cayman Islands Bar on Friday, 16 December.
Ms Kelly served her articles with attorney Philip Boni of Higgs & Johnson. Mr. Boni, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, made the application for Ms Kelly’s general admission as an attorney at law.
Mr. Boni said Ms Kelly had undergone training in the Litigation Department with him; in the firm’s Real Estate Department with partner Gina Berry; and the Commercial Department with partner Chris Narborough. He expressed his personal hope the poised and eloquent Ms Kelly would continue her legal career as an advocate.
Justice Charles Quin reviewed Ms Kelly’s qualifications, noting she had duly completed the prescribed academic training, namely the Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England Bristol, where she was awarded a post-graduate diploma and also had been awarded a graduate diploma in Law at BPP School of Law in London.
He said the old firm of Truman Bodden & Company (now Higgs & Johnson) was one of the preeminent law firms in Cayman and would always be remembered as such in the community.
Ms Kelly addressed the court and expressed gratitude for being given the opportunity to pursue a legal career. In particular, she gave thanks to her mother, who was in court to witness the admission.