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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’s practice involves advising clients on a wide spectrum of commercial and regulatory matters.

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.  Philippa has advised a broad range of clients, from institutional and publicly listed companies in the property industry to charitable entities in the not-for-profit space.  Philippa also has particular technical expertise advising on the regulation of foreign investment and takeovers in Australia.

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