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Maples Group Welcomes Newly Qualified Lawyer to its Corporate Practice

Local News 09 Nov, 2020 Follow News

(L-R) Partner James Eldridge, Chantal Martin and The Honourable Justice Williams

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is proud to announce that a fourth Caymanian has successfully completed her articles of clerkship with the firm this year.

On 27 October 2020, The Honourable Justice Williams admitted Chantal Martin as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands and her admission was moved by James Eldridge, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partner.

Following her admission, Ms. Martin joins the firm's Corporate practice as an Associate. She holds a degree in English and European Law from Queen Mary University of London and is a graduate at the BPP Law School, London Campus where she completed a Legal Practice Course with distinction.  A recipient of the firm's legal scholarship programme, Ms. Martin first joined the firm as an intern in the Corporate department. She is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and both 100 Women in Finance and 100 Women in Finance NextGen.

"Training at the Maples Group has given me an outstanding legal and commercial grounding which will be invaluable for the next phase of my career," remarked Ms. Martin. "I am honoured to join the firm's Corporate practice and look forward to adding value to my team and the wider firm."

"The firm would like to extend a well-deserved congratulations to Chantal on her recent qualification and appointment to our Corporate practice. She can be proud of her achievements to date and we have every confidence that she will continue to excel in her new role." said Matthew Gardner, Cayman Islands Managing Partner of the Group's law firm.

The firm continues to demonstrate its commitment to recruiting, training and promoting aspiring lawyers in the Cayman Islands and since 2005 it has enabled more than 40 Caymanians to be admitted as attorneys-at-law. Notably, Ms. Martin is the fourth Caymanian to be admitted as an attorney-at-law this year and the firm currently has three more articled clerks in training and a further two who will commence their training in 2021.

For many years, the firm's scholarship and articles of clerkship programmes have attracted some of the most outstanding students. The firm's scholarship programme provides financial assistance to students throughout university while the firm's articles of clerkship programme provides graduates the opportunity to train and qualify as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands without having to train in the UK or elsewhere.


About The Maples Group

The Maples Group, through its leading international law firm, Maples and Calder, advises global financial, institutional, business and private clients on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg. With offices in key jurisdictions around the world, the Maples Group has specific strengths in areas of corporate commercial, finance, investment funds, litigation and trusts. Maintaining relationships with leading legal counsel, the Group leverages this local expertise to deliver an integrated service offering for global business initiatives. For more information, please visit: maples.com/services/legal-services.

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