Appleby (Cayman) Ltd traces its origins back to 1945 and as such is the oldest legal practice in Cayman. The office now has over 150 partners and staff and is widely recognised for providing first class litigation and insolvency legal services as well as corporate and commercial advice.
Additionally, Appleby Trust (Cayman) Ltd provides its private and institutional clients with a full range of fiduciary and administration services, including an integrated fund services solution through Appleby Fund Services (Cayman) Limited.
The Appleby Group provides sophisticated, specialised services primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial, litigation and insolvency, private client and trusts and property.
In addition to the legal services offered there are a number of professionals providing support to the business in the areas of compliance, trust services, finance, marketing, training and development, IT, HR and operations and maintenance.
Appleby Legal Scholarship Programme
The Appleby Legal Scholarship Programme was established in 1977 at the inception of the Cayman Islands Law School with the purpose to provide financial assistance to young Caymanians intending to pursue a career as a lawyer.
It is the longest running programme of its kind in the Cayman Islands and supports law students by covering the cost of tuition, examination fees and textbooks required for study at the Cayman Islands Law School or an approved overseas university. Students studying abroad also receive financial assistance to cover housing expenses.
Appleby (Cayman) Ltd recently awarded legal scholarships to three Caymanian students: Appolina Bent, studying at Keele University; Anthony Hurlston, studying at Newcastle University; and Farrah Miller, studying at BBP Law School. The firm has also recently welcomed back scholarship recipients Sophie Benbow and Brigitte Tomascik who have completed their studies abroad and have joined the firm to commence their articles of clerkship. Four other young Caymanians and Appleby Scholarship recipients who were recently called to the Cayman Islands bar are Andrew Jackson, Desireé Jacob, Terry-Ann Arch and Liesl Richter.
Leading the firm’s Cayman office is Bryan Hunter, office managing partner. Bryan was a 1992 Appleby Scholarship recipient and completed his articles of clerkship with Appleby upon completing his studies at The Cayman Islands Law School. Throughout the 16 years Bryan has been with the firm, he has climbed the ranks from then-articled clerk to present-day managing partner.
“Appleby is honoured to lead the way in encouraging young and enthusiastic Caymanians to practice law,” Bryan says. “I am especially passionate to continue to support the education of young lawyers having gone through the Appleby Scholarship Programme myself and continue to be thankful for all that Appleby has done – and continues to do – to support my career.”
Appleby is pleased to encourage young and enthusiastic Caymanians in their pursuit of a career in law through its summer and winter internships. Internship opportunities are available in legal, fiduciary and business support areas.
Cayman Islands Furthering Education Centre
The Cayman Islands Furthering Education Centre is a Ministry of Education, Training and Employment initiative. It provides Year 12 students with an advanced curriculum in addition to relevant work experience two days per week.
Appleby (Cayman) Ltd exhibits its commitment to this programme and the education of young Caymanian students by embracing between 10 to 15 students each academic year. Ashley Grizzel and Ashley McLaughlin are both former students of the Cayman Islands Furthering Education Centre who successfully completed the programme and are now full-time employees of Appleby (Cayman) Ltd.
Each year Appleby (Cayman) Ltd welcomes students from the Passport2Success programme, another Ministry of Education, Training and Employment initiative. The programme is administered by The Wellness Centre and provides students with essential work experience prior to graduation.
Appleby is eager to present students of the programme with employment opportunities within the firm. Past Passport2Success students Kenrick McField and Brian Scott were offered full-time positions at Appleby after successfully completing their internships and are still employed by the firm.
Both in-house and externally-facilitated training and development courses are offered to Appleby (Cayman) Ltd staff in areas such as induction training, in-house legal seminars, secretarial training, and training on legal research. Financial assistance is also offered to staff for undergraduate business degrees, diplomas and professional certifications.