CLE, post professional qualification Norman Manley Law School, Commonwealth Caribbean
BAR, JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
1990-1992 – Legal Counsel with the Cayman Islands Attorney General’s Chambers. Criminal experience in all divisions of the Courts including the Court of Appeal. Also advised on various legislation.
1992 – 2007 was instrumental in building a boutique litigation firm to a substantial practice and with a very strong corporate and commercial division. She specialized in corporate and commercial law and with a small family practice.
2007 – 2014 – sole practitioner, with institutional and private clients, with main practice areas being banking, Family and Labour related matters.
February 2014 – appointed as an Acting Magistrate in the Summary Court.
December 2018 – appointed as a permanent Magistrate.
University of Liverpool ( Truman Bodden Law School) 1997-2000 LLB (Hons) (First Class)
Dalhousie University 1992-1996 Hons ( upper second class) BA Political Science & Philosophy
BAR & Judicial Experience
Called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2001.
Completed her pupillage at the leading commercial set of Essex Court Chambers and Furnival Chambers in London gaining exposure to high quality commercial matters including shipping, reinsurance and entertainment law;
Practiced as a Barrister in London with significant experience in the prosecution of financial and commercial crime in areas including, but not limited to, tax fraud, money laundering, organised duty and excise evasion, VAT frauds, mortgage fraud and confiscation as a specialist prosecutor with the Inland Revenue (as it then was), Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office and Fraud Prosecution Service.
2009, returned to Cayman Islands to practice. Experienced in in planning law; administrative law; immigration law; complex commercial litigation; insolvency law; enforcement of foreign judgments; and asset recovery.
Appointed as an Acting Magistrate of the Summary Court in February 2014.
Partner, Vaccianna and Whittingham, Attorneys, Kingston, Jamaica 2003-2005
Admitted to the Bar, Cayman Islands, 2002
Associate Attorney, Brooks & Brooks, Attorneys, Grand Cayman 2002-2003, and 2005-2021
Magistrate Allard has considerable experience in this jurisdiction, appearing in the civil and criminal courts of these islands, as well as being a senior member of the Family Law Bar, and has been a part of the Cayman legal community since 2002. She also served as a member of the FIFA Ethics Committee for four years from 2013-2017. She has served the Cayman community in various volunteer roles in various civic groups over the years, since her arrival from her native Trinidad and Tobago. Magistrate Allard sits in the criminal, civil, traffic, specialist domestic violence, family and maintenance courts of the Summary Court.
Appointed as an Acting Magistrate of the Summary Court in June 2020
Appointed as Magistrate of the Summary Court in July 2021