Walkers announces 3 new attorneys

| 23/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Walkers Cayman Finance Group has announced three new Caymanian attorneys. Having successfully completed the firm’s Articled Clerk Training Programme, Patrick McConvey, Arikka Ebanks and Nane Erb were admitted as attorneys-at-law before Justice Charles Quin. The admissions were moved on 17, 18 and 19 March by Walkers Partner, Colette Wilkins, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

“We place great importance on the training of our articled clerks and Walkers wishes to congratulate Patrick, Arikka and Nan on their achievement. We are delighted to see them qualify as attorneys, having successfully completed the firm’s articles programme and we are certain they will prove valuable assets to the profession in the Cayman Islands,” Managing Partner of Walkers Cayman Islands office, Antonia Hardy said.

“The process of identifying the brightest candidates and training them through our rigorous articles programme is important to Walkers. It has been extremely rewarding for us to see these three develop into their new careers as lawyers,” Senior Counsel and Chairman of Walkers’ Trainee Committee, Anthony Partridge stated.

Patrick McConvey is a former Walkers scholarship recipient and was born and raised in the Cayman Islands. Upon completing his secondary education, McConvey attended Durham University in the United Kingdom for both a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Economics and Master of Arts in Culture and Difference. His MA thesis concentrated on the concept of Caymanian Identity in the context of both the wider Caribbean and the influence of other cultures in contemporary Caymanian society.  McConvey then attended Nottingham Law School, where he completed the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2012 and the Legal Practice Course with a high Commendation in June 2013. McConvey was a Legal Intern with Walkers in summer 2012 when he sat in the Finance and Corporate group, mentored by Justin Hart and Rob Jackson. He has additionally had experience as an intern in the Litigation group at another Cayman Islands law firm. McConvey was articled to Walkers’ Finance and Corporate Partner Philip Paschalides.

Arikka Ebanks was born and raised in Grand Cayman. After graduating from John Gray High School in 2006 she attended the Global Young Leaders Conference in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. She was also awarded a scholarship to attend the Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong, where she earned her International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Upon completion of that course she travelled for four months, visiting several countries, including Croatia and India, where she took part in voluntary work. She earned her LL.B from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom in 2012 and returned to Cayman to complete the PPC at the Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS), University of Liverpool with Distinction. Ebanks has previously interned in the Legal & Compliance Divisions at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Funds group at another Cayman Islands law firm. She was articled to Walkers’ Funds Partner Caroline Heal.

Nan Erb moved to the Cayman Islands in 1995 from Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Vermont, she graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Before commencing her legal studies, Erb worked for Century 21 – Thompson Realty as a Marketing and Sales Agent, with LIME (formerly Cable & Wireless) as a Major Account Manager and Fine Homes Ltd. as an Operations Manager.  Erb received a first class LL.B (Honours) degree in May 2012 and was Valedictorian of the TBLS, University of Liverpool. She then went on to complete the Professional Practice Course (PPC) with Distinction, also at TBLS in June 2013.  In 2011, she represented the Cayman Islands at the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria and then acted as a student coach for each of the teams in 2012 and 2013. Erb was articled to Walkers’ Litigation Partner Colette Wilkins.

Officials with Walkers said all three newly qualified attorneys have accepted permanent positions with the firm. Patrick McConvey and Arikka Ebanks will be joining the firm’s Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group and Nan Erb will join the firm’s Trust Group.

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L-R) Patrick McConvey, Arikka Ebanks, Walkers Partner Colette Wilkins, Nan Erb and Justice Charles Quin

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