With the approval of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt. Hon William Hague MP, His Excellency the Governor of the Cayman Islands has appointed four individuals to be Queen's Counsel.
They are: Colin McKie, partner, Maples and Calder; Ian Paget-Brown, senior attorney and chairman of the Law Reform Commission; Eileen Nervick JP, senior attorney, Nervik & Company; and Trevor Ward, deputy director of Public Prosecutions.
In each of the Overseas Territories, the rank of Queen's Counsel may be granted to a very limited number of senior legal practitioners. The Governor has made the appointments as Queen's Counsel on the ecommendation of the Judiciary and with the approval of the Secretary of State. These are the first appointments of new QCs in the Cayman Islands since 2010.
Henry Smith, global managing partner of Maples and Calder, said of McKie’s appointment: “We are delighted that one of our partners has once again been granted this prestigious honour. It truly speaks to the calibre of our people at Maples and Calder. Colin has played an integral part in the firm and our success, and we are very proud of him on this momentous milestone in his career.”