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Shelley White

Partner  |  Walkers

Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands
England and Wales


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Successfully leading the strategy and advocacy through one of the most challenging pieces of trust litigation that I have ever been involved with. From proceedings issued against the trustee's sister entity in a foreign court, to a highly unusual trustee's directions application, followed by a tri-jurisdictional anti-suit injunction – both at first instance and on appeal. Then successfully defending a strike-out / stay application brought by beneficiaries in respect of the Trustee's proceedings. Navigating through all that and still achieving the desired result is a real highlight.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be a civilised opponent. If we all do that, then our profession will be the enjoyable vocation that it is supposed to be. The alternative is not acceptable.

What is your favourite quote?

"The harder you work, the luckier you get." Michael Bloomberg