Welcome to the final In Your Court of 2018, featuring commentary on major cases and judgments from our BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey teams.
Our lead story looks at the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal's decision to overturn an antisuit injunction in Argyle Funds SPC Inc. (In Official Liquidation) v BDO Cayman Ltd, a judgment which is of particular interest to Cayman Islands professional service providers who delegate some or all of their work to companies outside Cayman.
Other articles include:
- an analysis of a BVI matter which demonstrated that foreign lawyers' fees remain recoverable if incurred prior to the Legal Profession Act 2015
- a review of a case involving the Guernsey Royal issuing a Letter of Request to the High Court of Justice of England and Wales
- an overview of the varied cases that have appeared before the Jersey Royal Court over the past few months
Enjoy In Your Court, and if you would like to explore any of the issues covered further, please don't hesitate to contact our team using their contact details on the right.
Cayman Islands Court of Appeal overturns antisuit injunction
The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has unanimously allowed every ground of an appeal by the liquidators of Argyle Funds SPC Inc. holding that its former auditors, BDO Cayman Ltd, had no sustainable basis for restraining Argyle from continuing claims of fraud and gross negligence against three of BDO Cayman's affiliate entities in the New York courts.
Foreign Lawyers' Fees remain recoverable after LPA 2015
The claim in this matter concerned the appropriation of trust property and it sought various trust-related remedies. The Claimants, represented by Ogier and Stephenson Harwood London were successful in opposing the appeal, and the Court allowed recovery of the London lawyers' fees prior to the Legal Profession Act 2015 coming into force.
Guernsey Royal Court issues Letter of Request to the High Court of England and Wales
The Royal Court of Guernsey has issued a Letter of Request to the High Court of England and Wales requesting that it recognise the appointment of Joint Administrators of a Guernsey company. Whilst the Royal Court regularly deals with incoming letters of request, there is no reported case where the Royal Court's jurisdiction to issue a Letter of Request has been considered previously. In this article, managing associate Sam Dingle, who acted alongside Mathew Newman in the proceedings, explores the implications.
Variety is the spice of life...
Imogen Thomas and Rebecca McNulty explore a number of cases that illustrate the breadth of the Royal Court of Jersey's experience.
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