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Andrade v. Frederick – Hampson and Company obtain judgment important to the auto insurance industry and claimants in motor vehicle accident cases

On 2 February 2021 Mrs Justice Ramsay-Hale of the Cayman Islands Grand Court delivered judgment in the matter of Andrade v. Frederick.  Her judgment is of importance to the auto insurance industry and to personal injury claimants in motor vehicle accident cases in the Cayman Islands.  After an exhaustive survey of the law and with …

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CRAWFORD ADJUSTERS v. SAGICOR GENERAL – HAMPSON AND COMPANY CHANGE CENTURIES-OLD LAW

On 13 June 2013 the Commonwealth’s highest court, the Privy Council in London, awarded Caymanian surveyor, Alastair Paterson, substantial damages at the end of a legal saga, which began seven years previously in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan.  The Privy Council judgment not only completely vindicated Mr Paterson, who saw his reputation gravely damaged by …

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Getting Divorced in the Cayman Islands

Divorce often raises fundamental questions about core family issues, including finances and children. Addressing these issues properly will have a significant impact on your future. Marital breakdown can often be accompanied by emotional distress. Having an understanding of the process and receiving legal advice on the implications can often lead to more productive outcomes.   …

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Security for Costs in Litigation in the Cayman Islands

  Background Following established English practice and procedure, litigation in the Cayman Islands operates on a “loser pay” basis, i.e. the loser pays the winner’s costs. There is, however, no assurance provided to the plaintiff that the losing defendant will be able to pay the plaintiff’s costs. The plaintiff in deciding to commence proceedings accepts …

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Litigation Costs Awards in the Cayman Islands

Next to “what will it cost?” the question, “will I get my costs?”, is probably one of the most common questions that litigation lawyers deal with when advising clients contemplating legal proceedings.  Typically most clients are left a little confused by the answer, wondering why if they succeed in their claim or in their defence, …

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