Tag: Wayne Panton

MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

MLAs agree to talk to each other about LPB

| 16/03/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): After weeks of arguing, acrimony and allegations between government and the opposition benches over the current Legal Practitioners Bill, all members of the Legislative Assembly have finally agreed to sit down and discuss the content and narrow down disagreement so that everyone can support i [...]

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PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

PPM olive branch on LPB ignored by opposition

| 14/03/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The closed-door ‘pow-wow’ between the government and opposition benches planned for Monday to thrash out some of the concerns about the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill failed to materialise, CNS has learned. It is not clear why the meeting did not happen. Premier Alden McLaughlin r [...]

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Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

Politicians to pow-wow over lawyers’ law

| 10/03/2017 | 75 Comments
(CNS): The premier has extended an olive branch to the opposition benches and asked them to sit down in private on Monday to try and reach consensus on the key provisions of the Legal Practitioners Bill before resuming the debate on the law in parliament on Tuesday, and he said all members had agree [...]

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Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

Controversial lawyers bill pushed up LA agenda

| 09/03/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Government has juggled the Legislative Assembly order paper and postponed Thursday’s usual ‘private member’s motions day’ to tackle the controversial Legal Practitioners Bill, as the administration is keen to steer it through. On Wednesday Financial Services Minister [...]

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Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist

Motion not harming offshore, MLAs insist

| 28/02/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): As the row rolls on between the opposition and government benches over the Legal Practitioners Bill, Arden McLean, the independent member from East End, has denied that the controversial motion he filed at the Legislative Assembly is intended to harm the offshore sector for political gain. Sp [...]

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MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

MLAs ‘grossly irresponsible’, says Panton

| 24/02/2017 | 141 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the offshore sector has described a motion by two independent opposition MLAs seeking the prosecution of attorneys and law firms as “grossly irresponsible” as it is an unwarranted attack on the very foundations of the country’s financial service sector and t [...]

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MLAs want law firms prosecuted

MLAs want law firms prosecuted

| 23/02/2017 | 144 Comments
(CNS): A last-minute private member’s motion filed in the parliament by two opposition members is calling for some of the Cayman Islands’ major law firms to be prosecuted for breaching the existing Legal Practitioners Law. Government is due to present an updated, but still controversial, pie [...]

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Clerks back proposed lawyers law

Clerks back proposed lawyers law

| 21/02/2017
(CNS Business): A group of article clerks, law school graduates and students have offered their support in writing to the Legal Practitioners Bill. The letter sent to all 18 members of the Legislative Assembly from the trainee lawyers said they were the ones who stand to be “most affected” by th [...]

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Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

Panton navigates choppy ‘blacklist’ waters

| 08/02/2017
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands financial services minister has been doing the rounds in Brussels and London over the last week to persuade European officials that Cayman should not be on any grey or blacklists and to talk about the continued pressure from the UK for Cayman and the other territo [...]

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Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

| 06/02/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin will be attending discussions on Brexit with the leaders of other British Overseas Territories (BOTs) and UK officials Tuesday. Baroness Anelay, the minister responsible for the BOTs, will chair the talks about what the UK’s exit from the European Uni [...]

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Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

Panton: Objecting lawyers wrong on bill

| 07/12/2016
(CNS Business): The public criticisms made by four local attorneys regarding the Legal Practitioners Bill have been roundly refuted by the financial services minister. Wayne Panton has indicated that the four sole lawyers are wrong on all of the critical points they made about the proposed legislati [...]

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