Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society

The Cayman Islands Law Society would not normally comment on speculation. However, in light of the fact that MLA Alva Suckoo has been reported as stating that he and his colleagues had reason to believe private eyes had been hired by local law firms to investigate some Independent Members of the Cayman Islands Government, we feel it is necessary to do so.

The Cayman Islands Law Society, as the professional association that represents the entire legal profession in the Cayman Islands, notes that this type of allegation is a very serious matter on which to speculate. Such speculation, without proof, is incredibly damaging to the reputation of the profession, the financial services industry and the jurisdiction as a whole.

Attorneys are officers of the Court and their profession requires them to act with complete integrity. The Cayman Islands has robust law enforcement, intolerance for unethical behaviours and a reputation for consistently upholding good governance and transparency.

The Cayman Islands Law Society condemns any breaches of law and unethical behaviour.

We ask all parties to refrain from further speculation and let the appropriate authorities handle this matter, should a formal complaint be made.