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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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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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False start for mammoth Saudi fraud trial

False start for mammoth Saudi fraud trial

| 19/07/2016

(CNS Business): The biggest ever trial to be held in the Cayman Islands got off to a false start yesterday, with proceedings adjourned at the start of the first day due to what the chief justice Smellie called “housekeeping issues”, but with the courts blocking off the next seven months to deal with the liquidation […]

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CJ says rights to open justice not absolute

CJ says rights to open justice not absolute

| 14/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Cayman Islands Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said that courts have to adopt a “principled, pragmatic and flexible” approach when it comes to balancing the right to open justice and public access in trust cases.  Delivering a speech as the recent Transcontinental Trusts Bermuda conference, Cayman’s top judge spoke about the need for […]

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Chief Justice to speak at INSOL

Chief Justice to speak at INSOL

| 20/03/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The head of Cayman’s judiciary is stepping away from the judge’s bench and heading to California to speak at a multinational judicial colloquium on cross-border insolvency this Sunday. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie will be addressing the Eleventh Joint Multinational Judicial Colloquium on handling cross-insolvency cases where there are assets in more than one […]

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