Joins firm as associate in Corporate & Funds Practice
Justice Richard Williams admitted Caymanian Tracy Hylton to the Bar of the Cayman Islands in a Grand Court ceremony on 4 February.
Following her successful completion of articles of clerkship with Mourant Ozannes, she was promptly offered a position with the firm as associate with the Corporate and Funds Practice.
Ms Hylton is the daughter of Anna Hylton-Dimson of Spotts Newlands and the late Richard Hylton. She attended Triple C School, after which she simultaneously pursued an ILEX Paralegal Certificate at the Institute of Legal Training and an Associate Degree in Literary Studies at the University College of the Cayman Islands.
She received a top student award from the institute and graduated with honours from UCCI. She then obtained her bachelor’s of law honours degree at Durham University and her Legal Practice Certificate at the College of Law, Moorgate in London.
Ms Hylton was awarded several scholarships along the way: A 2009-10 Cayman Islands Government Overseas Scholarship, a 2006-09 UBS Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd Academic Scholarship, and the Clifton Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund.
She was the 2004 recipient of the Global Young Leaders Conference (Europe) Leadership Award 2004.
Before undertaking her articles of clerkship with Mourant Ozannes, Ms Hylton took part in numerous shorter legal internships, including one at UBS Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd.
Her extracurricular activities include cooking and creating recipes, training for and running half marathons, art, literature, photography and studying Caribbean culture. She serves as a director of the Cayman AIDS Foundation.
Ms Hylton has accepted a position as an associate in Mourant Ozannes’ Corporate Group.
At her swearing in, she thanked the partners of Mourant Ozannes for the opportunity to undertake articles of clerkship with the firm and also for the opportunity to join the firm’s Corporate and Funds Practice as an associate.
“I would also like to thank each of my trainers for facilitating my training and for giving me work. Thank you for providing me with your comments, words of advice, words of wisdom, stories and lectures. It is greatly appreciated,” she said.
“As I embark on this new journey, I have taken stock of what I have learned and achieved and, today, I promise to continue to do my best to provide clients with commercially aware and legally sound advice and I will strive to always uphold this honourable profession of which I am honoured and humbled to be a part of,” Ms Hylton concluded.
Managing partner of the Cayman office Neal Lomax noted, “We are very proud of Tracy and delighted that she has accepted our offer to join the Mourant Ozannes Corporate Group. She has a bright future ahead of her in the legal profession.”
He indicated that, for Mourant Ozannes, attracting and cultivating Caymanian talent is of utmost importance to the continued importance of its Cayman offering.