Zantae received her Bachelor of Law and Psychology from the University of the West of England in 2019 and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Bristol. Zantae was a summer student at Appleby in 2018 and 2019, before starting Appleby’s 2-year legal trainee programme in 2020. She was also a two-time recipient of an Appleby Legal Education Bursary.
Zantae’s first seat was in the Corporate department and her second in the Dispute Resolution Department. Zantae is presently continuing her training in the Insurance team where she will remain until March 2022.
While in the Corporate department, under the mentorship of partner Jerome Wilson, Zantae assisted with various matters such as drafting legal opinions, the registration and deregistration of charges with the Registrar of Companies (including drafting registration and deregistration documents), drafting resolutions, reviewing various documents and drafting a non-compete agreement. Zantae also assisted with a number of large transactions, including in relation to amalgamations, refinancing, restructuring and bond issuances.
Jerome Wilson said, “Zantae is a wonderful and welcomed addition to our local fraternity of legal practitioners. I am delighted to have had a front row seat to her growth and development as a professional over the last 12 months. There are many more wonderful moments to come from Zantae! On behalf of the partners and entire family of Appleby I’d like to congratulate Zantae on being called to the Bermuda Bar. This is but the beginning of her journey and I am glad that she has chosen to chart the path of her success with us.”
While in the Dispute Resolution department, under the mentorship of Senior Associate Lalita Vaswani, Zantae assisted in a variety of matters in relation to insolvency and restructuring. Her tasks ranged from drafting affidavits and filing documents at Court, to reviewing schemes of arrangement and drafting liquidation documents. Her time in the Dispute Resolution department also involved heavy amounts of legal research in relation to an array of legal issues as well as attending the Supreme Court. Zantae has greatly assisted in two privatisation schemes of arrangement and numerous members’ voluntary liquidations.
Lalita Vaswani commented, “Zantae is an extremely dedicated and dynamic professional. She is passionate about realizing her potential in the practise of law and demonstrates a truly inspiring level of resilience and integrity in any task which she undertakes. She has all of the hallmarks of a true team player and I am so excited to witness her journey in this profession.”
Zantae said, “I am more than grateful to Appleby for providing me with this opportunity. I have been a summer student here since 2018 and have built invaluable relationships within the firm. I was honored to have received a legal bursary from the firm and subsequent training contract. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jerome and Lalita for challenging me and building my confidence as a lawyer, as I wouldn’t be where I am without their kind mentorship.”