18/02/2019 | hsmoffice

HSM Partner William Helfrecht Ranks in Chambers Global Guide 2019

The HSM Group congratulates Partner William (Bill) Helfrecht for his recognition by Chambers and Partners. For the second consecutive year, William is featured in the Band 3 ranking in the 2019 Chambers Global Guide for dispute resolution: trusts in the Cayman Islands. William’s practice primarily Read more +

12/02/2019 | hsmoffice

Litigator Joins HSM’s Debt Solutions Practice

The HSM Group is thrilled to welcome Associate Shula Sbarro. Shula will be assisting HSM’s Debt Solutions practice, acting for banks, strata corporations and other leading businesses. Shula joins HSM with over eight years of experience in the legal field Read more +

07/02/2019 | hsmoffice

Confusion Between BOT Citizenship and Being Caymanian

Partner Nick Joseph explores the immigration issues that exist in the Cayman Islands between Caymanians and British Overseas Territory (BOT) Citizens. Passports seem to have originated as a document authorising persons to pass through “the gate” of a medieval city. Times Read more +

14/01/2019 | hsmoffice

Visit HSM at the STEP Cayman Conference, January 31-February 1

The HSM Group is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Cayman Conference, taking place at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa in Grand Cayman from January 31 – February 1. Visit our booth during Read more +

New Students Join HSM Internship Programme

The HSM Group currently has 12 students undertaking a legal internship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. The students started their internship in October 2017 and will complete the programme in June 2018. The Students were recruited at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) Career Fair which took place in September 2017.

The recruited students are working in areas such as Immigration, Intellectual Property, Debt Collection and Corporate Services. During the 10 month internship, the students are taught all aspects of the jobs carried out by the teams to which they have been paired.  Attorneys Sophie Davies, Sarah Alison and Alastair David and Corporate Services Manager Lisa Shemwell will oversee the students while at the firm. During the internship period students are watched and assessed by their assigned supervisors. One student will be selected from the set at the end of the programme to be offered a summer placement within their team.

The chosen student(s), returns to our office for a 2-3 month paid placement, 5 days per week, for normal office hours.  Once the summer placement is done, and the student has proven a match for an open position within the team or, possibly, elsewhere in the firm, we do our best to place one or more of the students with a full time job.

HSM has worked with the CIFEC progamme since 2012 and currently has eight CIFEC graduates forming part of our staff. The firm’s continued involvement in the CIFEC programme is a part of our commitment to the local community, as we continue to provide opportunities for young Caymanians to access the legal industry.

Managing Partner Huw Moses notes: “The CIFEC students in our internship programme are able to experience working in the legal field first hand. We appreciate being able to develop their skills, especially the students who may be interested in pursuing a career in law.

New Students Join HSM Internship Programme

Photo Caption – L- R: Back Row – Associate Alastair David, Associate Sophie Davies, Chanel Bodden, Jade Ross, Vai’Ann Hamilton, Cyra Palacious,  Channah Connor, Corporate Services Manager Lisa Shemwell and Associate Sarah Allison Front Row: Resheida Richards, Jada Smith, Sashana Wilson, Zayvion Ebanks, Vai’ann Hamilton, Carmen Caballero, Aaliyah Montero