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Shelley White

Partner  |  Walkers

Cayman Islands
British Virgin Islands
England and Wales


Trusts and Private Client Litigation
Fraud and Asset Recovery
Commercial Disputes


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

Successfully running a pro bono case which led to a fundamental change in the Cayman Islands probate legislation. Being involved in the legislative changes and having the law named in memory of the deceased for her family (my clients).

How did you get into private client?

I started my professional life as a barrister at Chancery Commercial Chambers in London, so private client work was always a natural part of my practice.

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.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I’m the Chairman of the Cayman Islands branch of the International Wine and Food Society and I recently passed my level 2 sommelier qualification. To balance out the food and wine, I am a keen long distance runner and CrossFitter.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Taikun, the Japanese restaurant at the Ritz Carlton hotel.