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From the Reuters Insurance Beat to Bermuda’s Legal Ranks

LillaZuillTwitterProfilePicFor Lilla Zuill, the path towards a second career as a Bermuda barrister took root in a New York City courtroom during the height of the Wall Street meltdown. As reported recently by her sister distant relative Rebecca in the Royal Gazette, she was able to take inspiration from the unlikeliest of settings:

Lilla covered the legal hearings concerning American International Group and the insurer’s multi-billion dollar legal battle with Starr International Co. “The judge was US District Judge Jed Rakoff in the Southern District Court in Manhattan, and he has been the judge on a number of very high profile commercial matters,” she said. The experience impressed her to such a degree that it made her determined to begin the process of becoming a lawyer.

Zuill completed her UK law degree remotely while still working at Reuters and went on to then apprentice in London with a couple of firms. She returned to her native Bermuda in 2012 and passed the Bar there a few months ago. She is now working at Cox Hallett Wilkinson Ltd.

Zuill pulled off this bold career transition while also caring for a newborn daughter. Her husband, Gareth Finighan, is meanwhile also like sister Rebecca upholding the Zuill journalism family tradition as a senior reporter at the same paper, the Royal Gazette. Read the full October hometown article here.

[Photo courtesy: @lillazuill]

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