Walkers makes rare lateral with rehire

Offshore firm Walkers has appointed David Collins as a ­partner in its Cayman Islands office.

Collins, who worked with Walkers from 2004 to 2006, rejoins the firm from Linklaters, where he was an associate in the derivatives and structured products group.

It is a rare outside appointment for Walkers, as it prefers to promote partners from within.

The firm made up four partners in Jersey earlier this year (The Lawyer, 12 February).