Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that John Ebanks has successfully completed his articles of clerkship programme and joins the firm's Corporate practice as an Associate.
John, the first of three articled clerks to complete his training with the firm so far this year, was admitted as an attorney-at-law by The Honourable Justice Richard N. Williams and his admission was moved by James Eldridge, a Partner in the firm's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency practice.
Mr Ebanks attended the Cayman Islands' Truman Bodden Law School, where he obtained a Bachelors in Law and completed his Legal Practice Course. Commenting on his admission, Mr Ebanks said, "Success has a formula and it takes the right team and firm to make it happen. Working at the Maples Group provides that formula, giving me the best experiences and teachers in my pursuit for knowledge and training to becoming a lawyer. I look forward to continuing on my new career path with the firm."
Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, Mr Ebanks previously worked within the insurance market, including with the Cayman Islands Government, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and other well-known multinational corporations.
"The Maples Group would like to congratulate John on his well-earned appointment and we know that he will continue to be successful in his new role." said Matthew Gardner, Cayman Islands Managing Partner.
The firm continues to demonstrate its commitment to recruiting, training and promoting aspiring lawyers in the Cayman Islands and, since 2005, it has successfully supported more than 40 Caymanians to be admitted as attorneys-at-law. 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.