Two pupils opt for legal training with Appleby
Pupils Karim Creary and Kiara Wilkinson have joined the two-year legal trainee programme in the Bermuda office of international law firm Appleby.
The firm said that the programme involves completing four six-month seats in various practice groups including the corporate, dispute resolution and private client and trusts departments.
Trainees are called to the Bermuda Bar halfway through the programme.
Appleby said that the programme provides trainees with a thorough legal foundation and introduces them to a variety of practice areas and sectors, which helps them to identify areas in which they wish to specialise in the future.
Each trainee is assigned a senior attorney, often a partner, as a mentor in every seat throughout the two-year programme.
Mr Creary received the Appleby legal education scholarship in 2019, and also worked with the firm in 2017 and 2019, first with the compliance department and then as a summer legal intern in the corporate department.
Before pursuing his legal studies, he received a bachelor of arts degree from St Lawrence University, majoring in international economics and Spanish.
He received his graduate diploma of law from the University of Law, Bristol.
Mr Creary most recently completed his LPC as well his MSc law, business and management.
Ms Wilkinson obtained a graduate diploma in law and has successfully completed the bar professional training course while also obtaining a master of laws from BPP University, London.
She was called to the England and Wales Bar under the Honourable Society of The Middle Temple in July.
Before her legal studies, Ms Wilkinson completed a bachelor of science (honours) degree in criminology from Kingston University.
Before starting her trainee programme with Appleby, Ms Wilkinson was a dispute resolution paralegal for two years with another law firm in Bermuda.
Tim Faries, Appleby Bermuda managing partner, said: “We welcome Karim and Kiara to our trainee programme, which has provided an excellent foundation for many lawyers in Bermuda, over many decades, including many of our current partners.
“I know the mentorship they will receive will be first class and I wish them tremendous success and fulfilment in their careers in law.”