Maples Welcomes Third Newly Qualified Caymanian Lawyer to Firm this Year

News Updated November 25, 2021

via PRESS RELEASE

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, is pleased to announce that Jordan Southway has successfully completed his articles of clerkship programme and has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as an Associate.

Mr Southway, the third articled clerk to complete his training with the firm this year, was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands by The Honourable Justice Williams and his admission was moved by Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partner Caroline Moran.

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L-R: The Honourable Justice Williams, Associate Jordan Southway and Partner Caroline Moran

Mr Southway began his career with the firm as a summer intern before joining as an articled clerk in 2020.  He attended the Queen’s University of Belfast where he obtained a Bachelors in Law and subsequently completed his Master of Law in Legal Practice at Cardiff University.  Mr Southway also received an American Business Practice Certificate from Dakota Wesleyan University. Mr Southway is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association, where he was previously the Articled Clerk representative.  Outside of his day-to-day role with the firm, Mr Southway is a member of the Cayman Islands National Men’s Rugby Union Team.

Following his admission, Mr Southway said, “I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Maples Group for offering me the opportunity undertake my legal training on their prestigious Articles of Clerkship programme.  I received exceptional legal training working alongside highly skilled partners and associates where I gained experience working on a broad range of complex legal transactions which has certainly equipped me to take on the role of an associate.”

“On behalf of the partners and the firm, I would like to congratulate Jordan on his achievement and I am delighted to welcome him to our Corporate practice. He can be proud of his accomplishment to date and we are confident that will continue to succeed as an associate lawyer in our busy team,” commented Matthew Gardner, Cayman Islands Managing Partner.  “2021 has been another successful year for our articles of clerkship programme and we look forward to continuing to support, train and inspire the next generation of Caymanian lawyers.”

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.  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 elsewhere. 

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