Lawyers admitted to practise

Alistair Russell and Caymanian Shane Westin appeared before Grand Court Justice Alexander Henderson on 27 June for admission as attorneys in the Cayman Islands.  

Mr. Westin’s and Mr. Russell’s applications were sponsored by Carey Olsen and were presented by Leroy Whorms.  

Mr. Westin qualified as an attorney with Cox and Palmer Law in Halifax, Canada, and was called to the bar of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and admitted to membership of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society in June. Mr. Westin possesses a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio and a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in Canada.  

Mr. Russell was formerly an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and before that with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in London. Mr. Russell was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in November 2008. Mr. Russell is originally from Trinidad and possesses a bachelor of laws degree from King’s College, University of London and a bachelor of civil law with distinction from Christ Church, Oxford.  

Jarrod Farley, a partner at Carey Olsen, said, “We are delighted to welcome attorneys of such high calibre to Carey Olsen’s Cayman Islands office and we are particularly pleased to be so quickly fulfilling our ambition to provide career opportunities for high-flying young Caymanians.  

“We have grown the office rapidly over the past year and now employ nine attorneys and four support staff in the Cayman Islands, with further expansion anticipated in the coming months,” he added. “The local and international response to the launch of our Cayman Islands office has been tremendous, and with the highly skilled and experienced team we have assembled, we are confident that our reputation as a leading Cayman Islands law firm will continue to grow to match our existing reputation in the Channel Islands.” 


From left, Leroy Whorms, Alistair Russell, Justice Alexander Henderson and Shane Westin are seen following Mr. Westin’s and Mr. Russell’s admissions as attorneys in the Cayman Islands.