Offshore attorney dies suddenly at GT home

| 17/05/2017 | 5 Comments
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Julian Black

(CNS Business): Julian Black, the group director in Cayman for offshore firm Estera and a former partner with Appleby, died suddenly and unexpectedly Thursday at his George Town home. In a statement from the firm, Black (48) was described as one of Cayman’s leading corporate finance lawyers. “Julian was a respected colleague and friend to all who worked at Estera but especially those in our Cayman office, who will feel his loss keenly,” Estera said in the statement about Black’s sudden death.

“We will remember him not only for his skills as a lawyer but also his boundless enthusiasm and infectious exuberance – our global family has lost one of its shining lights and we will miss him terribly. Julian’s wife, Glenna, and their two children are very much in our thoughts,” the release stated.

The firm said the leadership team was working to support the Cayman-based directors, Fiona Crellin and Richard Gordon, and were pooling resources from across the Estera group to support the team during this difficult time.

Black, who is British, moved to Cayman in 2000 and has been an active member of the local community. He was recently involved in the organisation of the deputy governor’s 5k challenge as Estera was a gold sponsor.

Category: Finance, Financial Services

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why do the good ones get taken early? Very sad.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Julian was a really great guy and will be hugely missed

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  3. Alexandre Tabacoff says:

    Julian was not only a skilled and successful attorney but a unique and sensitive observer of people's behaviours, a generous and sincere person, and a bridge builder. All our thoughts in this difficult moments are with Glenna, Amelia and Ben.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I was so sad to hear this. Such a shock. And so young! I did a lot of work for him and his family years ago. When so many times people here pass you pretending not to remember or know you, he always made a point of saying hello whenever I saw him out. I appreciated that.
    My thoughts are with his wife and family.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    This is really shocking news. Julian represented the very best qualities that anyone could ask for. He loved Cayman and it's people. He worked hard to give back to these islands.

    Rest in peace Jules.

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