Tag: Caymanian Bar Association

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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CBA elects new council

CBA elects new council

| 26/02/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): A new council has been elected for the Caymanian Bar Association. Abraham Thoppil was returned as President when members elected the 2015 council during the recent annual general meeting. Outgoing Vice President Brett Basdeo was succeeded by Nick Rogers. Neil Timms QC also retu [...]

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Failure over lawyer’s bill “a mystery”

Failure over lawyer’s bill “a mystery”

| 15/01/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): After ten years of lobbying for and trying to secure a modern Legal Practitioners Law to cover the profession, Caymanian Bar Association (CBA) President Abraham Thoppil said it was an “inexplicable mystery” why the repeated calls had failed to get the much need law. The propos [...]

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