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On 19th July, 2017 Ms. Allyson Speirs was admitted to practise as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands by the Honourable Mr. Justice Charles Quin QC on the application of Higgs & Johnson, Attorneys-at-Law. Read more about “Higgs & Johnson expands with addition of home-grown Associate, Ms. Allyson Speirs” »
Four students from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre will be working with the HSM Group law firm this summer. Read more about “HSM adds four summer intern students” »
The Cayman Islands has modern, internationally accepted legislation providing for computer misuse offences and data protection. Such legislation is modelled on UK and/or EU legislation to protect against such illegal acts, and to ensure that appropriate criminal, civil and regulatory remedies are available to counter them.
For many years the Cayman Islands has had robust legislative measures to enable the police to investigate, and the authorities to prosecute, computer hackers and others who seek unauthorised access to other people’s computer systems.
The Computer Misuse Law (2015 Revision) (the “CML”) is modelled on the UK’s Computer Misuse Act and creates a number of computer-hacking and related offences. The provisions of the CML are extra-territorial, such that a person who commits an offence from outside of the Cayman Islands in respect of computer systems in the Cayman Islands may be prosecuted here.
The Data Protection Law, 2017 (the “DPL”) has been enacted and will come into force in January 2019, after EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into EU law. The DPL has drawn from various EU jurisdictions’ legislation, as well as the GDPR, to conform to the data protection standards set by the EU.
It will be an offence under the DPL to obtain or disclose personal data without the consent of the party controlling the data, and it will be separate offence to offer to sell data obtained illegally.
An offence under the CML or the DPL could also form a predicate offence under the Proceeds of Crime Law (2017 Revision) (“POCL”) where proceeds (e.g. fees for selling stolen information) derived from the criminal conduct. Third party acquirers of the information could also be subject to inchoate offences under POCL; e.g. aiding, abetting or conspiring with another to commit the offence.
Additionally, victims who have been subject to unauthorised access to their computer systems and misuse of information obtained are also able to bring civil actions in the Cayman Islands, including for breach of confidence. Victims may also obtain injunctions to restrain further unauthorised disclosures and seek appropriate damages.
“The Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association welcomes the clarification issued on Wednesday 26 April 2017 by the Clerk of the Court regarding Requests for Copies of Writs and other originating processes filed at the Grand Court. Read more about “Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association regarding Requests for Copies of Writs and other originating processes filed at the Grand Court” »
The CBA’s Spring Seminar Series on Human Rights will be presented by Mr. Nicholas Dixey of Nelson & Co and is entitled:
“Human Rights – A Matter of Life and Death – An Introduction to human rights discourse in respect of capital punishment, euthanasia, and abortion”.
We invite all members of the CILS (and any others persons interested) to attend and join us for light refreshments following the conclusion of the lecture.
You are encouraged to submit any complex questions ahead of time for the presenter’s consideration to yk.gr1524719728o.rab1524719728namya1524719728c@ofn1524719728i1524719728
*Spaces are limited*
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Venue: Truman Bodden Law School
Time: 5:35 pm- 6:30 pm (with registration to commence at 5:25 pm)
If you are interested in attending, please send your RSVP for this Seminar to yk.gr1524719728o.rab1524719728namya1524719728c@ofn1524719728i1524719728.
Improving practices among commercial courts worldwide translates into strengthening international trade, commerce and development, and hence overall economic cooperation and prosperity. Read more about “Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales delivers lecture at Cayman Islands courts” »
Harneys has been shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2017. The firm is among eight that have been shortlisted for the award. Read more about “Harneys shortlisted for Offshore Firm of the Year by The Lawyer” »
Chambers and Partners Global directory has recognised 12 of Ogier’s Cayman team as notable practitioners and praised the team for its “insightful and accurate” advice and “excellent work”. Read more about “Chambers highlight 12 notable practitioners in review of Ogier’s “excellent and insightful” Cayman team” »
Five Cayman Islands artists showcased their work at a special event hosted by law firm Mourant Ozannes in London. Read more about “Cayman artists showcase works at City of London event” »
Harneys staff and family in the Cayman Islands formed one of the teams that participated in the annual Chamber of Commerce Earth Day clean-up on Saturday 22 April 2017 tackling garbage on the roadsides around North Sound Estates. Read more about “Harneys Cayman takes part in Earth Day clean-up” »
Every row in Judge Charles Quin’s courtroom was filled Friday, when a boisterous crowd welcomed the newest member of Cayman’s legal community. Daegan McLaughlin, the elder son of Premier Alden McLaughlin, was called to the Bar and celebrated by a large group of family and friends. Read more about “Son of premier welcomed to Cayman legal community” »
Richard M. de Lacy, a barrister, thespian and musician, passed away Monday evening at the age of 62. Read more about “Local community mourns barrister” »
Ogier has promoted two senior investment funds specialists in its Cayman team in recognition of their experience and technical skill. Read more about “Two promotions in Ogier’s Cayman Investment Funds team” »
Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Jordan McErlean, who was called to Bar of the Cayman Islands last month, has been appointed an associate in the law firm’s Litigation and Restructuring department. Read more about “Conyers articled clerk called to Bar” »
Harneys is pleased to announce Madeleine Heal and Nick Hoffman have joined its Cayman Islands litigation practice as partners effective 12 July 2017. The duo will bring a significant level of experience to the firm’s leading Cayman litigation practice, which continues to increase its capabilities and prominence. Read more about “Harneys announces two new litigation partners in Cayman” »
Conyers Dill & Pearman is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Hobden to Partner in our Cayman Islands Litigation and Restructuring team. Read more about “Conyers Promotes Ben Hobden” »
Applications are still being accepted to enroll on one of the two new taught postgraduate programmes to be offered by the Truman Bodden Law School. Read more about “Law School programmes still on offer” »
HSM IP participated in the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre Career Fair on Sept. 15 and 16. HSM was actively looking to recruit 12 students to join its 2016/17 internship program. Managing Partner Huw Moses and IP Associate Sophie Davies were on hand to speak with students about a career in the legal profession, especially in intellectual property. Read more about “HSM IP participates in CIFEC Career Fair” »