Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Lucy joined the Walkers Cayman Islands office in 2017 as senior counsel in the Private Capital & Trusts. She specialises in both contentious and non-contentious international trusts and private client work. She advises private and institutional clients in relation to the settlement, restructuring, ongoing management and termination of Cayman Islands trusts, including obligations arising under tax information exchange agreements. She also advises executors, administrators, beneficiaries and onshore counsel in relation to applications for grants of probate and the resealing of foreign grants and letters of administration in the Cayman Islands. Her contentious practice includes acting for trustees, executors, beneficiaries, protectors and enforcers in relation to all manner of trust and estate matters, including applications for directions, rectification, claims against executors and breach of trust.
Prior to joining Walkers, Lucy practiced at another Cayman Islands law firm and helped develop its contentious and non-contentious trusts and estate practice. Lucy qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2005 and spent five and a half years specialising in international trusts and estates litigation with leading London law firms before moving offshore.
England and Wales (not practising)
LLB Hons, University College London (UCL)
Chambers HNW Guide 2019 – Ranked Lawyer"Determined and effective trust litigator," says a peer, with another adding: "She is really impressive and will have a great future." "She is good on both wealth structuring and litigation. She can look at trust matters critically and see problems before they arise"."
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trust & Private Client
Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch 2018
Chambers HNW Guide 2018 – Ranked Lawyer "'She is very talented', says one of her peers, adding: 'She is a very bright trusts lawyer'. Market insiders praise her as 'very approachable and helpful in trying to resolve matters put to her', as well as having 'very good and sound judgement'."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client
2018 Legal Week - Private Client Global Elite: Ones to Watch
2014 Chambers and Partner Global Guide - Associate to Watch
2013 Legal 500: "proven herself to be a very sharp and capable lawyer"2012 Legal 500: noted for providing "excellent client service"
Lucy is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in the Cayman Islands and has had a number of articles published in journals including Legal Week and the STEP Journal.
[Lucy has] "proven herself to be a very sharp and capable lawyer"