Appleby is delighted to announce Ryann Hollis was called to the Bermuda Bar on 15 September 2023 before Acting Chief Justice Shade Subair Williams.
Ryann completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) with Masters and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), both with commendation, at The University of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Kent.
Ryann began her pupillage with Appleby in September 2022. In her first-year of the programme she completed one, four-month seat in the Dispute Resolution department where she was mentored by Khiyara Krige (Counsel), and two, four-month seats rotating within the Corporate department, under the mentorship of Jerome Wilson (Partner) and Gary Harris (Partner), respectively.
Ryann is currently in her second year of Appleby’s legal trainee programme. She recently began her final seat, which is 12-months, in the Corporate department where she will continue to be mentored by Partner Gary Harris in the insurance team.
“I am honored to be recognized as the newest and currently, the youngest member of the Bermuda Bar. I am thankful to Appleby for providing me with the platform to achieve this major milestone, for the past year I have been exposed to excellent work and have worked alongside brilliant lawyers who have challenged me daily. I am excited to embark on this new journey and aspire to help others along the way,” said Ryann.
Khiyara Krige commented: “Ryann is diligent, hard-working and has an exceptionally sharp mind. She is quietly self-possessed and has a no-nonsense pragmatism that will serve her well, especially as a young woman entering the legal profession. She doesn’t shy away from challenging tasks, and shows a keen willingness to learn and develop. She has been a pleasure to work with over the past few months and I warmly congratulate Ryann on being called to the Bermuda Bar.”
Gary Harris, who is head of Appleby’s mentoring committee in Bermuda, said: “At Appleby, mentoring plays a vital role in recruiting and developing top legal talent in Bermuda. Despite her youth, Ryann demonstrates a sharp intellect and tireless work ethic that is truly impressive. Her successful call to the bar proves the strength of our firm’s initiatives aimed at nurturing Bermuda’s best young talent. Our robust mentoring program equips promising professionals like Ryann with the skills and support needed to become the next generation of leaders in Bermuda’s legal community.”
“Thriving on the synergies and sense of community our mentorship program provides, Ryann has not merely met but exceeded expectations. Her accomplishments are a testament to our firm’s commitment to building a supportive culture where ambitious lawyers can reach their full potential.”
“I am confident that with her keen mind and dedication to clients, Ryann has a tremendously bright future ahead at the bar. She will undoubtedly be an invaluable asset not only to our firm, but to advancing Bermuda’s reputation as a global leader in the legal sphere.”