Allyson Speirs called to the bar

| 26/07/2017
CNS Local Life

(L-R) John Harris, Allyson Speirs and Justice Charles Quin

(CNS Local Life): Allyson Speirs has been admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in proceedings held 19 July before Justice Charles Quin, following the completion of her articles with Higgs and Johnson. The admission application was made by partner John Harris, to whom Speirs had been principally assigned at the law firm.

Harris led the Court through Speirs’ legal qualifications and satisfactory completion of articles, which included a stint at Serle Court chambers in the UK.

Justice Quin welcomed Speirs to the roll of Cayman attorneys and recognised her many well-wishers in the audience which included her mother, Beverley Speirs, other family and friends, and representatives of Higgs and Johnson. The justice also paid tribute to Speirs’ parents, who had both made outstanding contributions to the Caymanian community, and said he was certain that Speirs would continue in their footsteps and make an outstanding contribution at Higgs and Johnson, with guidance from partners like Philip Boni and Gina Berry, who he noted were both present.

Speirs thanked the Court, Higgs and Johnson, and her family members and other well-wishers. She said the occasion was bittersweet, as this milestone was one that her dad, Fred Speirs, would have loved to witness and that she hoped she had made him proud. She thanked her mother, Beverley Speirs, for her unwavering support and belief in her, saying without that her accomplishment would not have been possible.

Higgs and Johnson’s country managing partner, Gina Berry, said the firm was very happy to support Speirs during her period of articles and even happier to have her join the team as an attorney-at-law. Berry said she looked forward to Speirs continuing to blossom and spoke of her intellect, enthusiasm and charm, which would continue to contribute to her success.

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