Business in brief

Appleby articled clerk trains at London Chambers  

Appleby articled clerk Victoria King will be the first Caymanian to participate in a 12-week placement with Chancery Chambers in England and Wales. The Cayman Trainee Placement Scheme for articled clerks was established in late 2014 by the Chancery Bar Association, the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association. It is open to all Caymanian articled clerks for placements in participating Chancery Chambers. 

Ms. King began her secondment Jan. 12 at Maitland Chambers, where she trains under the direction and advisement of highly ranked barristers. 

“We are very pleased that Victoria will be the first articled clerk to train through the Placement Scheme,” said Bryan Hunter, managing partner of Appleby (Cayman) Ltd. “Victoria is a very motivated individual; she has a promising career ahead of her and this opportunity will be an important step on the path to her success.” 

Ms. King completed the graduate diploma in law and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in the U.K. as an Appleby sponsored student. She holds a bachelor of laws with second class honors, as well as a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia. 

eShore director first Mimecast specialist in Caribbean 

Technical director of eShore Cayman Ltd. (Foreshore) Ben Webster is the first Mimecast Certified Specialist in the Caribbean. He is co-founder of the company and will support the firm’s team of IT analysts in assisting Mimecast clients in Cayman and across the Caribbean region and Bermuda. 

Polly Pickering, CEO of eShore Cayman Ltd., said, “These are exciting times as we mark our 10th anniversary celebration month. Many customers want to benefit from cloud services but don’t have the skills in-house to manage the migration of email to the offshore cloud. We are pleased that with Ben’s new Mimecast credentials to complement his project management, information security, and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certifications, our customers can feel confident when they entrust us with their valuable data.” 

eShore provides business IT consultancy services and is the regional head office for foreshore, a Jersey Channels Islands data center. 

Partner promotions at Harneys 

Harneys has announced the promotion of four lawyers globally who became partners in the firm on Jan. 1. They are Henry Mander, head of the firm’s Cayman and British Virgin Islands (BVI) trusts practice, Patrick Colegrave in London, Aki Corsoni-Husain in Cyprus, and James Noble in Hong Kong. 

The promotions bring the total number of partners at Harneys to 35. 

Mr. Mander joined Harneys in the BVI in January 2011 before relocating to the Cayman Islands later that year. Mr. Mander has a broad range of trust and estate planning experience, including the creation, administration and termination of complex international trusts and succession planning for high net worth individuals and families.  

Marco Martins, managing partner, Harneys Cayman, said he is thrilled to have Mr. Mander join the partnership. “It is a testament to his hard work, talent and expertise,” he said. “This is an exciting year for Harneys in terms of growth particularly in our fiduciary and litigation practices.”  

Ogier awards annual scholarship  

Ogier announced that its 2014 scholarship has been awarded to Joshua Zimmer. 

Mr. Zimmer recently completed his bachelor of laws degree (honors) from the University of Liverpool. He has also participated in two legal internships with Ogier and Walkers where, he gained practical experience in private offshore financial and legal practices. 

“Joshua has continually achieved strong academic results and we are confident that he will continue to thrive in the next phase of his legal education,” said Nick Rogers, managing partner, Ogier in Cayman. “We are pleased to support Joshua as he goes on to complete his LLM LPC at the University of Bristol and look forward to his return to Ogier where he shall complete his articles as part of his entry into the legal profession.”  

The law firm said it awards each year a number of opportunities to high performing Caymanian students pursuing a career in law. Students are selected based on solid, competitive academics as well as other key competencies that are important in driving Ogier’s business.  

Kiwanis gets $1,500 from triathlon 

Triathletes helped raise $1,500 for the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman. Elian Fiduciary Services and the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association recently presented the money, raised during November’s Elian Cayman Islands Triathlon. 

Nearly 200 athletes competed, in either the sprint or Olympic distance events that consist of a swim, bike and run. 

Elian representative Jon Roney said, “We were delighted to be able to donate the funds raised from the triathlon to such a great cause, 100 percent of which will benefit the local children, schools and community.” 

The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman promotes the well-being of young children and also supports the five Key Clubs in the high schools. 

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Kiwanis check presention: From left, Daniella McGowan and Tonicia Williams of the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, CITA treasurer Carol Bell and Jon Roney of Elian.
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