Ligaya Sanchez-Wilson Called To The Bar

November 28, 2023 | 2 Comments

Ligaya Sanchez-Wilson has been called to the Bermuda Bar, noting that she is ”thrilled to officially join the esteemed legal community of Bermuda.”

A spokesperson said, “Appleby is pleased to announce Associate Ligaya Sanchez-Wilson was called to the Bermuda Bar on 20 October, 2023 before Chief Justice Narinder Hargun.

“Ligaya, a Bermudian, has a broad practice in dispute resolution, as well as non-contentious regulatory and risk advisory work. She has experience working with local and international clients within the insurance, investment business, funds and digital asset sectors and has a keen interest in privacy and data protection frameworks.

“Prior to Ligaya joining Appleby in September 2023, she worked with other local and overseas firms. Before her legal career she served as a biomedical scientist with various public and private healthcare institutions in Bermuda and abroad for nearly a decade, attaining board certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology to practice as an International Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Ligaya Sanchez-Wilson Bermuda Bar November 2023

“Ligaya holds a Graduate Diploma in Law [GDL] from The University of Law, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Bar Professional Training from City Law School at the University of London. She is a barrister of England & Wales [non-registered]. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in medical technology from the University of Santo Tomas.

“Ligaya is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager [CIPM] with the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds an Associate in Risk Management [ARM] from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.”

She said, “I am thrilled to officially join the esteemed legal community of Bermuda. As someone who has lived with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder my whole life, the world has often appeared to me as one that required tangible evidence before providing opportunities to prove intangible excellence.

“Being called to the Bermuda Bar is not just a celebration of my success, but a tribute to the many amazing individuals who recognized that success cannot always be measured by a one-size-fits-all approach. By embracing neurodivergent abilities, those who have supported and guided me along the way have demonstrated the profound impact of unconventional mentorship.

“I thank my parents and my husband, friends, family, mentors, colleagues and the Appleby Bermuda team for being a part of my story. You have all played a role in illuminating a path where others may find their own unique brilliance, hidden in the tapestry of diversity. To those who are searching for that path, know that there are people ready to support you on your journey too – don’t ever be afraid to ask for help.”

John Wasty, who is Head of Appleby’s Dispute Resolution practice in Bermuda, commented: “Ligaya’s legal expertise, coupled with her unique and varied experience and training, adds to our team’s capabilities and knowledge and continues to reflect our ongoing commitment to further diversify and develop our market-leading dispute resolution practice in Bermuda.

“My first interaction with Ligaya was a half-hour telephone call. In that brief span of time, we learned that we had both started out in the scientific field before transitioning into careers in law. She is a very passionate and driven individual – characteristics that came through clearly in our conversations. I congratulate Ligaya on this significant milestone in her legal career and welcome her to the Bermuda Bar.”

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