Walkers reaps rewards of scholarship
Walkers has announced the admission of Caymanian Aoife Murphy, who was called to the Cayman Islands Bar on Wednesday 24 March after successfully completing her legal training with the firm.
Murphy was a recipient of the 2016 Walkers Legal Scholarship and in 2018 completed her LLB degree at Durham University where she was awarded an Upper Second Class Honours degree. She completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Moorgate in London in 2019 and was awarded a Distinction.
During her studies, Aoife participated in the Walkers Internship Programme, spending three summers interning with the firm in different practice areas including Investment Funds, Insolvency & Dispute Resolution and Real Estate, where she gained practical, hands-on experience and familiarised herself with the teams, practice groups and the firm's culture.
Ingrid Pierce, Walkers' global managing partner, moved Murphy’s application before the Hon. Justice Richards and shared: "Aoife pursued every opportunity to learn at Walkers. She was more than a model student during her legal training and was a star articled clerk."
Murphy also spent four weeks participating in the Judicial Clerkship Programme, an initiative offered by the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioner's Association which enables articled clerks to receive in-depth exposure to the court's work, apply learned skills, understand the inner workings of the courts and learn about the process of judicial decision-making. It was during this time Aoife was first introduced to the Hon. Justice Richards, who granted her application for general admission as an Attorney-at-Law.
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