Tag: Chief Justice Anthony Smellie

Chief justice dismisses claims in massive Saudi fraud trial

Chief justice dismisses claims in massive Saudi fraud trial

| 31/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): The biggest ever trial to be held in the Cayman Islands has finally concluded, after almost two years of deliberations, as fraud allegations in Saudi Arabia — centering initially on over US$9 billion of debt — were dismissed by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie in the case known as SAAD, whic [...]

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Governor approves CJ’s service on Bermuda’s appeals court

Governor approves CJ’s service on Bermuda’s appeals court

| 13/04/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Governor Anwar Choudhury has given Chief Justice Anthony Smellie his approval to serve on the Court of Appeal of Bermuda. Officials said that he will make his debut appearance on the appeals panel in June, when he will be away from office in the Cayman Islands on leave, and that similar ar [...]

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Judge facing DUI charge remains on bench

Judge facing DUI charge remains on bench

| 08/03/2018
(CNS): The chief justice’s office has confirmed that Justice Ingrid Mangatal, who is facing DUI and careless driving charges, is still sitting on the judicial bench. However, the judge will be on leave at the end of next week, when she is scheduled to appear in Summary Court to answer the char [...]

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Premier accuses CJ of not having a plan

Premier accuses CJ of not having a plan

| 19/01/2018 | 67 Comments
(CNS): Comments by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie about government’s failure to address the much-needed court-house were refuted by the premier during his Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch speech Thursday, though he acknowledged the much-needed facility has been under discussion for a decad [...]

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Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

Chief justice accuses CIG of ignoring judicial crisis

| 18/01/2018 | 126 Comments
(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie pulled no punches in his address at the 2018 Opening of the Grand Court Wednesday, when he criticised the government for failing to understand the constitutional crisis in the justice system and the urgent need for a new court-house. He has raised the issue almos [...]

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Court appoints dedicated legal aid boss

Court appoints dedicated legal aid boss

| 11/08/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Decisions about who will receive legal aid for their court cases will now be decided by a new director. Formerly a senior associate with a local law firm and a legal aid attorney since 2004, Stacy Parke began her new job at Judicial Administration Monday. With a budget in excess of $2.6 milli [...]

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Cayman government to introduce no fault divorce

Cayman government to introduce no fault divorce

| 13/01/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The attorney general has revealed that government is planning to amend the marriage law over the coming year with a view to creating a single ground for divorce. Samuel Bulgin said that changes to the Matrimonial Causes Law will introduce the concept of the irretrievable breakdown of the marr [...]

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Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

Court caseload ‘almost logistically impossible’

| 12/01/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has warned that the court workload is now so great that without a new building it is verging on a “logistic impossibility” to manage the cases properly. Every year at the Grand Court’s ceremonial opening for almost a decade Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has raised the [...]

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Court takes steps to mediate in family disputes

Court takes steps to mediate in family disputes

| 11/02/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): In an effort to introduce mediation services for some family cases in the local legal system, a number of local judges, magistrates, attorneys and senior court staff have been involved in accredited mediation training by the London School of Mediation (LSM). Fifteen people are expected to sit [...]

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Legal aid important to speedier justice

Legal aid important to speedier justice

| 15/01/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has said he welcomed the revision of the legal aid law and is hoping that the extension of the list of crimes covered by the public funding will speed up the clearance of the clogged court dockets. Speaking at the opening of the Grand Court this week, he said Sum [...]

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Cayman failing young offenders

Cayman failing young offenders

| 14/01/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has raised his concerns over the continued failure to address the issue of young offenders. Among the topics he raised in his presentation to the legal fraternity at the ceremonial court opening on Wednesday, CJ Anthony Smellie urged government to address the situation. “E [...]

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