Appleby recruits complete trainee programme
Bermudians Amanda Burns, Laura Burns, and Alexis Haynes have completed the Appleby legal trainee programme and are moving on to the next phase of their legal careers as associates in the corporate practice group.
The two-year trainee programme involves being called to the Bermuda Bar and completing four, six-month seats in the various practice groups including the Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Private Client and Trusts departments in Bermuda.
Appleby said: “The goal of the programme is to provide trainees with a thorough legal foundation and expose them to a variety of practice areas, helping them identify the areas they may wish to specialise in the future.”
Each trainee is assigned a senior attorney, often times a partner, as a mentor in every seat throughout the two years.
In their new roles in the corporate practice group, they will have the opportunity to gain sector experience in insurance and reinsurance, banking and financial services, technology and innovation, energy and natural resources, funds and investment services, and transport and logistics.
Amanda Burns said: “I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to complete my training contract at Appleby. Appleby really is made up of the people who people want to work with.”
Laura Burns said: “I have worked incredibly hard over the last two years and in that time I have felt myself develop as a young professional and I owe my confidence in my abilities to my mentors for pushing me each day to take on new and challenging tasks.
“I am particularly excited to work closely with Appleby’s insurance team going forward in my role as an associate.”
Alexis Haynes said: “My time in Appleby’s training programme was an incredible experience. I was fortunate to have trained under several ‘class A’ attorneys who took a vested interest in pushing me beyond my limits.
“If I had to sum up Appleby’s training programme, I would describe it as a programme that fosters extensive skills development, offering exposure to a vast number of industry sectors.”
Tim Faries, Appleby Bermuda managing partner, said: “Our trainee programme has proven to be highly successful over the years with attorneys going on to practise in all areas of the firm, in a variety of different specialisms.
“We currently have within our firm a dozen attorneys that went through the programme, including three of our partners who are dedicated to not only serving their portfolio of clients, but to also mentoring the next generation of attorneys. Congratulations to Amanda, Laura and Alexis on this important milestone in their legal careers.”