December 6, 2019

Alex Panton Foundation proposes paper to Law Reform Commission to decriminalize suicide

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The rate of attempted and actual suicide is on a rise in the Cayman Islands, particularly amongst our children and young adults. A recent national survey of all children and youth at Cayman Islands public and private schools, including the University College of the Cayman Islands, undertaken by the National Drug Council in collaboration with […]

Mortgages and foreclosures in the Cayman Islands

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From The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission The Law Reform Commission submits for review a Discussion Paper entitled “The Enforcement Of Mortgage-type Security Over Real Estate: Is Reform Of The Law Necessary? The Discussion Paper is prepared in response to a referral by the Honourable Attorney General requesting that the Law Reform Commission review and […]

The Editor Speaks: Do you agree with no-fault divorce?

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Although the Cayman Islands has a high divorce rate (in 2010 it was reported as 5th highest per capita in the world -UN), it has one of the most strict divorce legislations. Now the Law Reform Commission has presented three bills for discussion that will make the divorce process much easier. Proposals include eliminating the […]

Consultation period for proposed ‘Consumer Protection Bill’ extended after Chamber request

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The consultation period for the ‘Consumer Protection & Guarantees Consultative Draft Bill’ has been extended to May 1, 2018 by the Law Reform Commission after a request made by the Chamber of Commerce was accepted. The consultative bill was drafted in 2017 and is intended to inform consumers of their rights when conducting business with […]

Extension of Consultation on Cayman Islands Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill 2017

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From Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission. Consultation Extension The Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, 2017 The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission has extended the consultation period for members of the public and stakeholders to submit their comments on the Consumer Protection and Guarantees Bill, 2017. Submissions should now be forwarded no later than 1st March, […]

Consultation opens in Cayman Islands on Law of Trusts

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From Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission Trust Law Consult Continues Through 30 June Following upon recent developments in the law of trusts in other jurisdictions, the Law Reform Commission has been asked to consider to what extent the Trusts Law (2011 Revision) could benefit from amendment. The Commission believes the Law has served this jurisdiction […]

Cayman Islands: Mourant Ozannes partner appointed Queen’s Counsel

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Hector Robinson, a partner at law firm Mourant Ozannes, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC), with effect from 6 February. Mr Robinson is a partner in the Litigation department at Mourant Ozannes in the Cayman Islands. He was admitted as a Cayman Islands attorney in 2000. He has extensive experience acting on complex commercial disputes, […]

Cayman Islands Law Reform begins 2nd Law of Contempt Consult

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From The Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission The Law of Contempt  On 10 January, 2014, the Law Reform Commission issued a Consultation Paper in which the impact on the law of contempt by the Bill of rights and internet communications was considered. The Commission also took the opportunity to consider whether any, and if so, […]

The Editor Speaks: Cayman Islands battle ground – “our schools”

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Just recently we reported on the assault of a teacher by a pupil at the Clifton Hunter high school. In one of our stories today we have featured a story on school bullying. CITN/Cayman27, after their own Freedom of Information request, revealed last month that over the past five years, almost 2,750 pupils were suspended […]

Reform of the Cayman Islands Strata Titles Registration Law

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In January 2013 the Law Reform Commission continued its reform of strata titles in the Islands by the publication of the Strata Titles Bill, 2013 and the related discussion paper. The deadline for submission of comments was extended several times from the original March 2013 date and the Commission received comments as late as December, […]