Kaisha, a Trainee in Appleby’s 2-year Bermuda legal trainee programme, was a recipient of an Appleby Legal Education Bursary, in 2018 and 2019. Kaisha obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at De Montfort University in Leicester in 2019, graduating with First Class Honours. After receiving her LLB, she completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP University in Manchester with a Distinction.

Kaisha undertook her pupillage with Appleby from September 2020 to September 2021. Her first seat was in the Corporate team under the mentorship of partner David Clark. In her first seat she assisted on a range of matters including drafting company resolutions, legal opinions, letters to the Bermuda Monetary Authority and submitting charge registration and deregistration applications to the Registrar of Companies.

Kaisha’s second seat was under the mentorship of partner Jerome Wilson, where she continued to undertake similar tasks to the above, as well as assisting on a range of new matters which involved assisting in reviewing a digital asset business application, prospectus supplement, carrying out legislative reviews and updates and reviewing amalgamation agreements, bye-laws and various agreements relating to ship financing. In addition, she has conducted legal research and has written and had published three articles in the Royal Gazette on topics of company law and digital asset business. Kaisha began her third seat on 1 September 2021 in the Dispute Resolution department.

Jerome Wilson said, “It has been a joy to work with Kaisha over the last twelve months.  She and her cohort started at the firm during a very difficult period in Bermuda (and the world) – in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Whilst it may seem like a small thing, the dedication that Kaisha has shown to learning and understanding her craft has been remarkable – even more so given in inauspicious times during which she started. The fruits of her labor are evident for all to see, a successful call to the Bermuda Bar.  On behalf of the partners and staff of Appleby I would like to congratulate Kaisha on her call, may she never lose the desire and dedication she has shown to the perfection of her profession.  I cannot wait to see what achievement comes next from her.”

David Clark added “I wholeheartedly echo Jerome’s comments. It has been an absolute delight working with Kaisha. We have all been impressed by her enthusiasm, diligence and commitment and wish her every success in her career.”

Kaisha said, “Thank you to Appleby for the continuous support and mentoring. It was an honor to be a recipient of one of Appleby’s legal education monetary awards in 2018 and 2019. I started as a summer student with Appleby in 2019 and was awarded a training contract with monetary award for the following year that same summer. I am truly thankful for Appleby for being there every step of the way; from a law student to now a lawyer. I am excited to be a part of this esteemed profession as well as hopeful that I will be able to contribute significantly to the profession.”

 

 

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