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The Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants has donated $1,500 from proceeds of its golf tournament to Hedge Funds Care Cayman.

HFC Cayman was founded in 2005 as the second international affiliate of Hedge Funds Care. The organisation has since distributed more than US$1.6 million in 40 grants to agencies and organisations in the Cayman Islands that work to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Lauren Nelson, global and local director of Hedge Funds Care, said: “By raising awareness on child abuse and neglect, funding programmes that work with at-risk families, and helping organisations provide much-needed services to young victims of abuse, Hedge Funds Care Cayman seeks to protect the Island’s most vulnerable children and ensure their safe and successful future.”

Catherine Murphy, a CISPA Social Committee member, said charitable donations are part of the group’s commitment to the community. Ms Murphy, who presented the cheques on behalf of the organisation, said, “We are proud to support the efforts of Hedge Funds Care Cayman, who undertake valuable work in our community for the benefit of all.”

HSM Chambers

Robin McMillan, who recently left Appleby, joined new law firm HSM Chambers as senior counsel beginning 7 January. He specialises in international commercial litigation, insolvency, trusts, company law, judicial review and public law.

HSM Chambers was founded in October by Huw Moses, the former managing partner of Appleby, and Derek Jones, the former managing partner of Higgs & Johnson.

Mr. McMillan has extensive experience in several common-law jurisdictions. He joined Appleby in 1998 after spending two years as Crown counsel with the Cayman Islands government’s legal department. He was also a senior government lawyer for more than 10 years in Bermuda, acting in numerous cases in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

“I look forward to Robin joining our legal team at HSM Chambers and believe that his recognised expertise in the areas of human rights, judicial review and in the handling of complex commercial litigation will be welcomed by clients both locally and internationally,” Mr. Moses said.

Mr. McMillan was a member of the Law Society Subcommittee that considered the introduction of a Commercial Court in the Cayman Islands, as well as the Law Society Subcommittee that considered the reform of the Freedom of Information Law in the Cayman Islands. Mr. McMillan is a member of the State Bar of California, and the Cayman Islands Law Society.

DMS

DMS sponsored an event that brought together the community’s seniors, allowing them to celebrate Christmas together. Organised by the People’s Progressive Movement, the donation of $2,000 allowed 175 senior citizens to meet, reunite, reminisce, celebrate and share in the sentiments of the holiday season.

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