Law firm Maples and Calder has admitted articled clerk Katrina Watson to the role of attorney at law. She now joins the firm’s funds practice in Cayman.
Watson was admitted by Hon Justice Charles Quin on May 19 2016 before an audience of family, friends and colleagues.
Watson joined Maples and Calder as a law student in September 2010, working part-time while obtaining her law degree.
She subsequently attended the Truman Bodden Law School where she received her Bachelor of Laws in 2013 and completed the Professional Practice Course in 2014 with distinction. She then returned to Maples and Calder to work full-time as an articled clerk.
Watson has received numerous awards during her studies, including the Attorney General’s Trophy for best performance in the Qualifying Examination in 2014 and the OL Memorial Award for best performance over the Professional Practice Course in 2014.
“Maples and Calder is an extraordinary law firm that has provided me with a supportive environment for my professional development. Articles of Clerkship at Maples has exposed me to complex transactions and afforded me the opportunity to be trained by the top lawyers in their respective practice areas,” said Watson.
“The legal training that I have received from Maples and Calder has provided me with the skills and confidence that I need to begin my new journey as an associate with the firm.”
Matthew Crawford, a member of Maples and Calder’s litigation and insolvency group, said: “I am delighted that Ms Watson has successfully completed her articles and will be joining the firm as an attorney-at-law.
“We have complete faith in her abilities and wish her every success.”
Jonathan Green, partner and head of the Cayman Investment Funds practice, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Katrina to the Investment Funds group.
“She will undoubtedly be a great asset to the team and we look forward to working with Katrina as her career develops.”
Maple and Calder, Appointment, Katrina Watson, Charles Quin, Cayman Islands