Tag: Judicial and Legal Services Commission

Acting magistrates missing criminal experience

Acting magistrates missing criminal experience

| 13/07/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Based on recommendations by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, Governor Martyn Roper has appointed three lawyers as acting magistrates with the aim of helping address the growing caseload in the Summary Court. Vanessa Allard has significant family law experience, while Robert Jones and David McGrath are veteran litigators with considerable civil experience, but […]

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Governor fills empty commission seats

Governor fills empty commission seats

| 24/09/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Governor Martyn Roper has announced several new appointments and reappointments to important constitutional commissions. After six months without a chairman, lawyer Dale Crowley has been appointed to head the Human Rights Commission for a three year term. He joins existing members Reverend Yvette Noble-Bloomfield, Joni Kirkconnell and Dorothy Scott.

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Judge facing DUI charge remains on bench

Judge facing DUI charge remains on bench

| 08/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(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 charges in front of […]

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Local lawyers call for judges to live in Cayman

Local lawyers call for judges to live in Cayman

| 02/05/2017 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Following the appointment of six new acting judges to the general bench last month and two part-time but permanent judges to the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court, the Caymanian Bar Association has called for future justices to be resident in the Cayman Islands. The organisation said it believes it’s in the public […]

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Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

Six acting judges added to Grand Court bench

| 27/04/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Following an open recruitment process by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission at the beginning of this year, six acting judges have now been appointed to the panel of available justices for general Grand Court cases. Justice Marlene Carter, Roger Chapple, Justice Carlisle Greaves, Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn, Justice Stephen Hellman and Justice Frank Williams will now be […]

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