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Powerful local law firm marks 50 years in Cayman

Powerful local law firm marks 50 years in Cayman

| 18/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The largest and one of the most influential offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands marked its 5oth anniversary recently with a swanky reception at the Ritz-Carlton. Maples and Calder started life in 1967 when James “Jim” MacDonald and John Maples began doing business out of a room in Dr Roy Edison McTaggart’s house […]

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High hopes that lawyers bill will pass

High hopes that lawyers bill will pass

| 12/01/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): At the opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, Attorney General Samuel Bulgin and the leaders of the two legal professional bodies were all in agreement that the latest draft of the Legal Practitioners Bill was a compromise that most of the profession could support. The attorneys all expressed the hope that this year […]

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Minister presents revamped lawyers law

Minister presents revamped lawyers law

| 14/09/2016 | 59 Comments

(CNS Business): After almost fifteen years and half a dozen attempts to pass the legislation, Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton has come up with a legal practitioners bill that has the support of the legal profession in Cayman and provides for the development and protection of local attorneys. Calling it an “immense improvement”, Panton said […]

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Bar Association pleads for lawyers law

Bar Association pleads for lawyers law

| 15/01/2016 | 16 Comments

(CNS Business): Yet another year has passed with no sign of a modernised law dealing with the legal profession and, as the current president of the Caymanian Bar Association, it was Abraham Thoppil’s turn this year to urge government to address the issue. In his speech at the opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, he called it “a […]

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