The Cayman Islands Law Society is disappointed that the last sitting of the Legislative Assembly has not resulted in the passage of a modern, balanced Legal Practitioners Bill (the “Bill”). Read more about “The Cayman Islands Law Society expresses disappointment” »
A controversial Private Member’s Motion alleging wrongdoing by law firms and calling for their investigation has been defended by independent politicians in the LA. However, it’s not sitting well with some in the legal fraternity.
Law Society President Alasdair Robertson discusses with Tammi Sulliman. Read more about “Concerns mount over controversial motion” »
The Cayman Islands Law Society has called for an end to “damaging speculation” from independent politicians who claimed this week they believed local law firms had hired private investigators to follow them. Read more about “Law Society slams ‘damaging speculation’” »
The Cayman Islands Law Society has released a statement condemning the Private Members Motion recently filed by opposition MLAs Winston Connolly and Arden McLean, concerned that this latest move will deflect from the urgent matter of updating Cayman’s laws that govern how legal practitioners operate. Read more about “Law Society condemns Private Members Motion” »
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. Read more about “Statement from the Cayman Islands Law Society” »
We are aware of the recent Private Member’s motion by Mr. Arden McLean and Mr. Winston Conolly. We strongly object to the allegations of any breaches of the laws of the Cayman Islands and we are concerned that this motion is simply a means of diverting attention from the merits of the Legal Practitioners Bill (the “Bill”).
11 January 2017
My Lord Chief Justice, Hon. Judges of the Grand Court, Hon. Chief Magistrate, Hon. Magistrates, Mr Attorney, Madam Director, my colleagues at the Bar, our Special Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen. Read more about “PRESIDENT OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS LAW SOCIETY – ADDRESS” »
In his welcome address to the Grand Court, Cayman Island’s Law Society (CILS) President, Alasdair Robertson, focused on the importance of the passing of the Legal Practitioners Bill (LPB) for the Cayman Islands’ legal profession and the country. Read more about “Law Society President addresses Grand Court with focus on LPB” »
Calling it an ‘immense improvement’ that promotes and protects the interests of Caymanian lawyers while also addressing international compliance standards, Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton highlighted today’s gazettal of the Legal Practitioners Bill, 2016, as a defining moment for the Cayman Islands. Read more about “Legal Practitioners Bill Protects Caymanian Lawyers, Financial Services Industry” »