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US court case to examine losses of Ritz investors

US court case to examine losses of Ritz investors

| 24/07/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): A legal case in the South Dakota Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments this week on how a charitable foundation created by Marvin Schwan, a US frozen food magnate, lost around $600 million in offshore real estate ventures, including cash invested in the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Schwan’s sons are trying to establish what […]

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Caymanian lawyer to run  financial courts

Caymanian lawyer to run financial courts

| 09/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS Business): Janesha Simpson will be returning to public service on Monday following her appointment as Interim Senior Deputy Clerk of Courts and Registrar of the Financial Services Court. She joins the court from Maples and Calder, where she was an associate, but Simpson is also a former crown counsel with the Portfolio of Legal Affairs, […]

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Court to start programme for trainee lawyers

Court to start programme for trainee lawyers

| 29/06/2017 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Articled clerks with local law firms will have a chance to join a new judicial programme in the courts, starting 4 July, that will count towards their legal training requirements. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said the clerkship was developed by the Judicial Education Committee (JEC), the Caymanian Bar Association (CBA) and local law firms […]

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Two new faces for financial court bench

Two new faces for financial court bench

| 02/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chief Justice of Bermuda, Ian Kawaley, and Raj Parker have been appointed as judges in the Grand Court’s Financial Services Division following an open recruitment process earlier this year, where the posts were advertised locally and overseas. Both men were sworn in on 13 April by Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick.

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Chief justice joins elite insolvency body

Chief justice joins elite insolvency body

| 27/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The International Insolvency Institute has invited the chief justice of the Cayman Islands, Anthony Smellie, to become a member of the invitation-only organisation. Accepting the invitation, the chief justice said it wasn’t just a personal credit but reflected the quality of Cayman’s courts. The selective non-profit body includes leading practitioners, academics, judges and […]

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Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales lectures in Cayman

Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales lectures in Cayman

| 09/03/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Delivering a lecture at the Cayman Islands Grand Court, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales said that achieving and maintaining that equilibrium requires not only vigilance among a wide range of judicial, legal, governmental and public interest participants, but also a “system that recognises the commitment of the entire state to […]

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Hurley’s files court action over ‘Ivanized’ store

Hurley’s files court action over ‘Ivanized’ store

| 14/02/2017 | 11 Comments

(CNS Business): More than a dozen years after Hurricane Ivan struck Grand Cayman, one local supermarket is still in dispute with neighbouring property owners over a store it owns in George Town. The former Hurley’s Supermarket at the Eden Centre on Walkers Road remains at the centre of a dispute between the owners of the […]

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New silks include criminal defence veteran

New silks include criminal defence veteran

| 08/02/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): The governor has announced six new Queen’s Counsels from Cayman’s legal profession, and for the first time, one of those new QCs, also known as ‘silks’, comes from the list of local criminal defence lawyers. With government attorneys and corporate offshore lawyers the usual recipients of the legal honour, Ben Tonner’s anointment as […]

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