Tag: Cayman Islands Law Society

Inadequate law must be updated, say lawyers

Inadequate law must be updated, say lawyers

| 28/03/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Law Society said it was disappointed that the Legal Practitioners Bill failed to make it through the Legislative Assembly yesterday and warned that remaining with the status quo would continue to have a negative impact on current and future generations of local [...]

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Private eye allegations ‘incredibly damaging’

Private eye allegations ‘incredibly damaging’

| 02/03/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Law Society has described the speculative allegations made, without any proof, by Alva Suckoo in the Legislative Assembly on Monday night as “incredibly damaging” and urged all parties to refrain from further speculation and let the appropriate authorities [...]

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Clerks back proposed lawyers law

Clerks back proposed lawyers law

| 21/02/2017 | 50 Comments

(CNS Business): A group of article clerks, law school graduates and students have offered their support in writing to the Legal Practitioners Bill. The letter sent to all 18 members of the Legislative Assembly from the trainee lawyers said they were the ones who stand to be “most affected” by [...]

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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 a [...]

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Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

| 06/12/2016 | 47 Comments

(CNS Business): The public criticisms made by four local attorneys regarding the Legal Practitioners Bill have been roundly refuted by the financial services minister. Wayne Panton has indicated that the four sole lawyers are wrong on all of the critical points they made about the proposed legisl [...]

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LPB: Nothing said, nothing gained

LPB: Nothing said, nothing gained

| 19/10/2016 | 12 Comments

101 writes: “There is an urgent need for the profession to address law school scholarships, articles of clerkship, hiring opportunities, equitable distribution of billable work, marketing and networking opportunities, attendance and contribution to conferences, being mentored and training other [...]

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Minister to make case for lawyers’ law

Minister to make case for lawyers’ law

| 12/10/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS Business): After almost 15 years of wrangling over a law to regulate the legal profession, the current financial services minister, a former offshore lawyer himself, is hoping he can finally steer through new legislation. But despite getting backing from the Cayman Islands Law Society and t [...]

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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 attorn [...]

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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 [...]

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MLA presses lawyers to hire and train locals

MLA presses lawyers to hire and train locals

| 15/09/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS Business): George Town C4C backbencher, Winston Connolly, is asking members of the legal profession to sign a document committing them to increasing the participation of locals in their profession and to double the number of Caymanians that reach equity partner by 2020. As the government wo [...]

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Offshore lawyers shape laws to boost earnings

Offshore lawyers shape laws to boost earnings

| 20/01/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Law Society has continued its “constructive engagement” with government and has had a particularly busy year in 2014, the president said last week. Although lawyers are involved pro bono in reviewing and contributing to laws across the board, Alasda [...]

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