The Cayman Islands will shortly welcome three leading judges to the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Sir Bernard Rix, Sir George Newman and John Martin, QC have been appointed by the Governor of the Cayman Islands to the appeal bench, following a recruitment process conducted by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission. All three are well respected and distinguished experts of the highest calibre.
Sir Bernard Rix recently retired from his position as Lord Justice of Appeal of England and Wales. He has decades of experience on the bench and is a professor of international commercial law at Queen Mary University in London. Sir George Newman was formerly a High Court judge in London, where he continues to sit in the Queen's Bench Division as a deputy judge, and has served as a justice of the Court of Appeal in the Bahamas. John Martin, QC sits as a judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, and has acted as a deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division since 1993.
The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal now consists of:
- The Right Honourable Sir John Chadwick (President)
- Justice E Mottley, JA
- Justice Dr. A. Conteh, JA
- The Right Honourable Sir Anthony Campbell, JA
- Sir Richard Ground, JA
- The Right Honourable Sir Bernard Rix, JA
- The Honourable Sir George Newman
- John Martin, QC, JA
With these appointments, the Cayman Islands unarguably boasts the strongest and deepest appeal bench of any offshore jurisdiction, which will reinforce its leading position as a jurisdiction of choice for the resolution of financial services disputes.
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