Offshore law and governance services firm Mourant welcomed Chelsea Ayala and Gabrielle Myers as articled clerks recently.
Mourant now has four articled clerks in its Cayman Islands office, located in Camana Bay.
Ayala joined the firm in July 2015 as a corporate assistant in Mourant Governance Services. She progressed to corporate administrator and then to senior corporate administrator while studying online. She then went on to complete the professional practice course at the Cayman Islands Law School, completing it in June 2019. Chelsea moved over to the law firm in February 2020 as a paralegal on the corporate team and recently accepted the position of article clerk.
“It’s been a challenging but exciting few years, working and attending school full-time in order to pursue my legal career,” said Ayala. “I’ve gained an abundance of knowledge and skills throughout my years with Mourant, which I will be able to apply throughout my career.”
Myers is a familiar face to the firm, having been a summer student intern each year since 2016. She was also the firm’s 2019 scholarship recipient and she graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with honours.
“I’ve truly enjoyed and learnt a great deal from my previous summer internships with the firm and am incredibly grateful for all of their support during my studies,” she said.
Mourant Cayman Islands Managing Partner Hayden Isbister welcomed Ayala and Myers to the firm.
“This is the first time that we’ve had four articled clerks at the same time and the increase in the number of trainees is an indicator of our commitment to supporting and developing Caymanian talent,” he said. “I look forward to working with and encouraging all of our articled clerks as they develop a rewarding career in law.”
Mourant lawyers acknowledged
“Who’s Who Legal” has recommended five Mourant litigation and dispute resolution partners as among the leading restructuring and insolvency specialists in the global market.
Those listed include Simon Dickson, Nicholas Fox, Christopher Harlowe and Peter Hayden, who are all based in the Cayman Islands, as well as Jeremy Wessels, who is based in Guernsey.
Mourant litigation partner, Hector Robinson, said: “Having five of our partners listed as leading practitioners by ‘Who’s Who Legal’ is a reflection of their extensive experience, in-depth technical focus and our firm’s deep resources in this area.”
“Who’s Who Legal” identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple business areas through comprehensive, independent research and features them online at https://whoswholegal.com/.