Appleby admits two Caymanian articled clerks

Two Caymanian lawyers from Appleby’s Articled Clerk Programme have been admitted to the role of attorneys-at-law of the Cayman Islands on applications moved by Appleby (Cayman) litigation partner Peter McMaster QC.

Sophie Benbow and Brigitte Tomascik joined Appleby in September 2012 under the Appleby Articled Clerk Programme following their legal studies and completed their articles in February 2014; both lawyers were awarded legal scholarships by the firm in 2010.

Benbow graduated from the University of Sheffield in the UK with a Bachelor of Laws and Spanish. Prior to this, she completed a year of study at the University of Granada in Spain, where she studied Spanish Law as a part of the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) Programme. She has secured a position as an associate with Appleby in the corporate and commercial practice group.

Tomascik is a graduate of the University of Liverpool, where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws with honours. She then went on to acquire her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice with commendation, as well as her Masters of Laws Degree, both from the BPP Law School.

The two were called before Justice Williams with a courtroom of both family and Appleby staff to witness the event.

Through its Articled Clerk Programme, the firm has welcomed in the last five years alone some 17 students who successfully completed their studies; 11 of those students were called to the Cayman Islands Bar, including Benbow and Tomascik. Appleby also recently welcomed back scholarship recipients Victoria King and Lisa Donalds, who recently completed their studies abroad and joined the firm to commence their articles of clerkship.

This content was originally sourced from the Appleby website.

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