Conyers is pleased to announce that Cillene O’Neal, a BVI Islander, has joined the Corporate Practice in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as an Associate following her successful completion of Conyers’ Training Programme.

Cillene is a graduate of BVI High School (now Elmore Stoutt High School) and has an Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of the West Indies, Open Campus in the BVI. She received an LLB (Hons) in 2019 from the University of Leeds and was awarded an LLM with distinction from BPP University Law School in 2021. Cillene’s professional experience includes working as a legal assistant in the public sector and a paralegal in a commercial offshore firm, followed by two years at the BVI Financial Services Commission.

Cillene subsequently joined Conyers’ 12-month Training Programme, which supports and develops local legal talent in the BVI. Cillene’s training saw her undertake rotations across Conyers’ various practice areas including Corporate and Litigation before being offered a permanent position as an Associate in Conyers’ BVI Corporate Practice.

Anton Goldstein, BVI Corporate Partner said: “We are delighted to welcome Cillene as an associate in our team.  Cillene is a talented, diligent and effective lawyer and she has been a pleasure to work with over the course of her training programme. I am sure Cillene will have a very successful career at Conyers and is a wonderful addition to our market-leading corporate practice”

Conyers is proud to support BVI Islanders pursuing a career in law through its Training Programme. The programme offers qualified  BVI Islanders the opportunity of a 12-month placement to work and gain experience in Conyers’ Corporate and Litigation Teams. Trainees work in a stimulating and supportive environment with senior lawyers, many of whom are recognised market leaders.

Conyers is currently accepting applications for our BVI Training Programme until 30th June. To learn more about Conyers’ Training Programme, including how to apply, please visit


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