Walkers admits two new Caymanian attorneys

Justice Richard Williams with Abigail Drummond and Dajsha Samuels, following their Bar call, and Walkers partners Colette Wilkins and Philip Paschalides.

Dajsha Samuels and Abigail Drummond completed their legal training and were called to the Cayman Islands Bar on 5 Aug. and 6 Aug., respectively.

The applications were moved by Walkers Partners Colette Wilkins and Philip Paschalides before the Justice Richard Williams at the Grand Court.

Samuels was born and raised in Cayman, and attended Red Bay Primary, Cayman Prep and High School and Cayman International School. She undertook her LLB degree at the University of Bradford, graduating with First Class Honours in 2015.

Samuels went on to complete her LLM in International Financial Law in 2016 at King’s College in London and received a Merit pass. In 2017, she completed her LPC at the University of Law Moorgate, where she also undertook an MSc in Business Law and Management.

Before commencing her articles, Samuels worked at Walkers Fiduciary Limited for four months. She was articled to David Collins, a partner in Walkers’ Finance and Corporate Group.

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Drummond was a recipient of the 2013 Walkers’ Legal Scholarship. Born and raised in Cayman, she attended Red Bay Primary, St. Ignatius Catholic School and the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales.

She undertook her LLB degree at the University of Bristol, graduating with Upper Second Class Honours in 2016, and then went on to complete the LPC at the University of Law in Bristol, where she was awarded a Distinction.

Drummond has participated in three legal internships with Walkers since 2014, completing placements in the Investment Funds, Finance and Corporate, and Insolvency and Dispute Resolution groups. Drummond was articled to Philip Paschalides, a partner in Walkers’ Finance and Corporate Group.

Walkers’ Partner and Chair of the Trainee Committee Caroline Heal said, “We would like to congratulate Abi and Dajsha on their recent admissions to the Cayman Islands Bar, and are delighted that these talented young Caymanian women will continue their career progression here at Walkers.

“We are committed to providing a challenging yet supportive learning environment for our articled clerks, and it has been extremely rewarding to see Abi and Dajsha reach this important milestone.”

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