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Philippa Gilkes



Legal 500 Caribbean Recommended Lawyer 2021

Philippa Gilkes is an Associate in the Corporate and Commercial practice in the Cayman Islands office of Conyers. Philippa advises clients on a wide spectrum of regulatory, commercial and transactional matters, with her practice focusing on the insurance and reinsurance sphere.  Philippa acts for international insurance institutions, captive insurers and commercial (re)insurers, advising on all aspects of Cayman Islands insurance and reinsurance law and regulation.

Philippa was recognised as a key lawyer by Legal 500 (insurance and reinsurance) in 2021.

Prior to joining Conyers in 2019, Philippa worked in the corporate department of a leading Australian law firm where she specialised in corporate governance and compliance, trust and taxation law.

An insurance client commented, “There are a lot of lawyers out there but actually only a few that are truly smart, talented, credible and thorough. Pip certainly meets all of those points.”

Professional Background

  • Associate, Gadens Lawyers, Melbourne, Australia
  • Judge’s Associate, County Court of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Trainee Attorney, Minter Ellison, Darwin and Adelaide, Australia


  • Australian National University, Grad. Dip. of Legal Practice, 2012
  • University of Adelaide, LLB and B.Media, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Registered as a Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Australia, 2014
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Australia, 2012

Area(s) of Expertise

Upcoming Firm Events

21 Jun 2022
2022 Marine Money Week

The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065

26 Jun 2022
INSOL London 2022

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London
86-90 Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN

28 Jun 2022
Bermuda Private Client Exchange 2022

The St. Regis Bermuda Resort