Annalisa Wallace was admitted to the Bar of the Cayman Islands in a Grand Court ceremony last week before a large audience of family, friends and colleagues.
Ms. Wallace will join the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Group at Walkers Global as an associate, focusing on commercial litigation, complex cross-border litigation and trust disputes.
Walkers Global Managing Partner Ingrid Pierce moved her admission before Justice Charles Quin, listing her qualifications and achievements.
She noted that Ms. Wallace’s history with Walkers began in 2007 at the age of 17 as a work experience student from Cayman Prep and High School. This led to her employment as an intern when she returned home from university each summer.
Ms. Pierce added, “Walkers is delighted to have Annalisa formally join the firm as an attorney. She has been an enthusiastic participant in our summer intern program and a dedicated trainee. She has also served as a role model to young Caymanians who are now in high school considering their future career options. We could not be more pleased.” Ms. Wallace said she felt a real sense of accomplishment now that she has been admitted to the Bar. “I know that learning and training have only just begun, but I’m privileged to have a very talented team of attorneys at Walkers to learn from,” she said.
A recipient of Walkers Legal Scholarship in 2008, Ms. Wallace was accepted into Durham University where she earned an LLB with Upper Second Class Honors in June 2011 and then the Legal Practice Course post-graduate qualification with Commendation at the College of Law in Manchester in June 2012.
Articled to partner Ramesh Maharaj, she commenced her articles with Walkers in September 2012 and completed them on March 3, 2014.