December 5, 2023

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council will sit in the Cayman Islands in November

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) will sit in the Cayman Islands from 15–18 November, the first time it has sat in an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The JCPC is the highest court of appeal for many Commonwealth countries, as well as the UK’s overseas territories, crown dependencies, and military sovereign […]

Judgment has been given this morning by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 2 cases, including Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush 

From Judgments from the JCPC Attorney General for Bermuda (Appellant) v Ferguson and others (Respondents) (Bermuda) – JCPC 2019/0077 Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal for Bermuda The Bermudian Parliament passed the Domestic Partnership Act 2018, which provided for same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships and declared that a marriage is void unless the parties are […]

Privy Council backs Cayman pari passu clawbacks in Weavering liquidation

By Dominic Lawson From Global Restructuring Review The UK Privy Council has upheld recovery payments secured by liquidators of a Cayman Islands vehicle under the pari passu principle, marking the first successful clawback of shareholder redemption payments in the jurisdiction on the basis of preference. For more go to: Related story: The Cayman Islands […]

In the Courts in 2018: an Appleby review of offshore court decisions

Article first published by Appleby in January 2019. Welcome to the latest issue of Appleby’s annual “In The Courts” publication, a round-up of the most interesting decisions handed down by the courts of our offshore jurisdictions in 2018. As always, we have organised the cases thematically rather than by jurisdiction, to show how similar and […]

REBROADCAST TIMES: St Kitts & Nevis -The Emergency Parliament Sitting of Friday, January 16th, 2015

The riveting emergency Parliament sitting of Friday, January 16th, 2015 will be aired tomorrow, Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:00am and again at 8:15pm on ZIZ TV (Channel 5) and ZIZ’s website (  Please stay tuned for further rebroadcast times scheduled for this weekend.Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 marked four years since the then-St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party government hastily introduced a Proclamation […]

Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada vote no to CCJ as final appellate court

From Nationwide Radio JM Voters in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, yesterday voted to reject the option of making the Caribbean Court of Justice, CCJ, their final appellate Court. The no-vote in the referendum means the islands are likely to retain the UK-based judicial committee of the Privy Council as their final appellate Court. Official […]

Privy Council orders Trinidad chief justice to pay legal costs

From Caribbean News Now LONDON, England — Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Ivor Archie has been ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) in defending the unsuccessful action brought against it by Archie in relation to its ongoing investigation into misconduct allegations against him. On Friday, […]

New anti-Caribbean Court of Justice group

From Antigua Observer A month before the electorate will be asked to vote in a referendum to determine whether or not the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) should replace the Privy Council as the nation’s final court of appeal, a new group has been formed to streamline opposition to the process. The CCJ CAN WAIT […]

OECS Bar president urges member countries to embrace CCJ

By LK Hewlett West Indies News Network From Caribbean News Now BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Thaddeus Antoine, president of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Bar Association, has lent the organization’s voice to the calls for member countries to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice (the CCJ) as their final court of appeal. […]

Former Cayman Islands Solicitor-General and Trinidad Chief Justice loses Privy Council appeal on conduct review

Trinidad judge loses bid to halt legal inquiry into his private life By Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent, from the Guardian, UK Chief justice Ivor Archie had tried to stop law association’s investigation which could lead to his removal from office Judges in London have dismissed an attempt by the chief justice of Trinidad and […]