Walkers leads Legal 500 2024 industry rankings in Caribbean

The Cayman Islands practice of Walkers, the leading law and professional services firm, has received the most Tier 1 ratings in The Legal 500 2024 Caribbean Guide, with six top tier practice areas in these comprehensive annual industry rankings.

In total, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and BVI offices of Walkers have received more Tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 2024 Caribbean Guide than any other firm.

The guide has ranked 18 practice areas across the three Walkers offices, cementing the firm's reputation as the leading law firm in the Caribbean with unparalleled expertise and client service. Eleven practice areas are ranked Tier 1 practices, with the other seven practice areas all ranked Tier 2.

As Walkers nears its 60th anniversary as a Cayman grown law firm, the 41 individual rankings highlight the firm's strength and depth. The Legal 500 2024 Caribbean Guide awards 19 'Leading Individual' rankings to Walkers partners, plus 19 'Next Generation Partner' rankings and Siobhan Sheridan, Nicholas Howard and Paul Waldron all received the 'Rising Stars' accolade. Sixteen Walkers' partners have improved their individual ranking this year, of which 8 are brand new individual rankings.

Clients describe Walkers' Cayman practice as a "wonderfully broad team with deep experience across the full gamut of the offshore world." Similarly, the BVI team is regarded as "a genuine offshore heavyweight with strength across jurisdictions and populated by seriously talented people who are a joy to work with." Praise for the Bermuda practice notes the firm's "deep knowledge of Bermuda’s legal practices and standards and tops it all with excellent relationships with the relevant players".

Rob Jackson, Cayman Islands managing partner at Walkers, comments "The sophistication of our clients and complexity of their needs requires the highest standard of legal skills, industry knowledge and client service. This year's outstanding rankings of our lawyers and practice groups demonstrate our second-to-none commitment to our clients and delivery in everything we do."


Walkers' Cayman Islands top tier rankings with verbatim client comments:


  • Cayman Islands – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

"Walkers has the ability to handle multiple Caribbean jurisdictions seamlessly and with ease. The lawyers are extremely responsive and hardworking, and very familiar with international finance structures."


  • Cayman Islands – Corporate and Commercial

"The Walkers team is fantastic to work with. They’re knowledgeable, have great market visibility and are very commercial and practical."


  • Cayman Islands – Dispute Resolution

"I highly recommend Walkers. With a team of seasoned partners, the firm offers unparalleled expertise, ensuring comprehensive and top-tier assistance. Their responsiveness and prompt communication showcases their dedication to client needs."


  • Cayman Islands – Investment Funds

"The Walkers investment funds team is best in class. They have a deep bench of practical attorneys who are always available and at the top of their game substantively."


  • Cayman Islands – Regulatory and Compliance

"Walkers is our go-to firm for regulatory advice in Cayman."


  • Cayman Islands – Trusts / Private Client

"The only team on Island that can move seamlessly between private client and transactional matters while remaining superb in all areas."


Walkers' 41 individual lawyer rankings in full


19 lawyers receive the top "Leading Individual" rating from The Legal 500:

Cayman Islands:

  • Ingrid Pierce – Investment Funds
  • Rob Jackson – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Corporate & Commercial
  • Neil Lupton – Dispute Resolution
  • Caroline Williams – Investment Funds
  • Philip Paschalides – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • James Burch – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Lucy Frew – Regulatory and Compliance
  • Juliana Tang – Insurance / Reinsurance; Regulatory & Compliance
  • Shelley White – Dispute Resolution
  • Andrew Barker – Corporate & Commercial
  • Matthew Goucke – Dispute Resolution
  • David Pytches – Trusts / Private Client



  • Kevin Taylor – Dispute Resolution
  • Steven White – Dispute Resolution
  • Sarah Demerling – Insurance / Reinsurance
  • Peter Dunlop – Insurance / Reinsurance
  • Natalie Neto – Corporate & Commercial

British Virgin Islands:

  • Oliver Clifton – Dispute Resolution
  • Rosalind Nicholson – Dispute Resolution; Trusts / Private Client

An additional 19 lawyers are rated "Next Generation Partners" – highlighting the deep expertise and client focus of the Walkers' team:


Cayman Islands:

  • Fiona MacAdam – Dispute Resolution
  • Andrew Barker – Investment Funds
  • Bicrom Das – Investment Funds
  • Sarah Humpleby – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Joanne Ziegler – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Justin Hart – Corporate & Commercial
  • Matt Bernardo – Investment Funds
  • Andrew Howarth – Regulatory & Compliance
  • Monique Bhullar – Trusts / Private Client
  • Lucy Diggle – Trusts / Private Client
  • Rupert Bell – Dispute Resolution
  • Christine Ballantyne-Drewe – Investment Funds



  • Adam Bathgate – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Nathalie West – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Rachel Nightingale – Corporate & Commercial

British Virgin Islands:

  • Matthew Cowman – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Corporate & Commercial
  • Omonike Robinson-Pickering – Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Iain Tucker – Dispute Resolution
  • Murray Laing – Dispute Resolution


Three lawyers receive the "Rising Stars" accolade:


Cayman Islands:

  • Siobhan Sheridan – Dispute Resolution



  • Nicholas Howard – Dispute Resolution

British Virgin Islands:

  • Paul Waldron – Investment Funds

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