9 May, 2020
19 February, 2020
Broadhurst LLC is pleased to have represented Ms Shirley Roulstone in her successful application for judicial review of the Cayman Islands Government’s controversial Port Referendum Law.
24 June, 2019
3 June, 2019
9 April, 2019
After a 12-week public consultation Justice Secretary, David Gaulke, vows to ensure that the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 will be amended to allow for “no fault” divorces as soon as possible. Parallel legislative changes have been considered in the Cayman Islands previously, but to date nothing has been done about introducing “no fault” divorces in this jurisdiction. This article explores the changes to the matrimonial law in England and Wales and, in the absence of the same amendments, how the law of the Cayman Islands differs.
1 April, 2019
Broadhurst LLC is excited to be the Cayman Islands’ liaison for the upcoming London School of Mediation training conference taking place in Grand Cayman. The conference takes place from Monday 6th May to Friday 10th May 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily and those attending gain certification as a Mediator.
18 February, 2019
Broadhurst LLC are delighted to announce the continued growth of its team with the addition of Leslie Talbot as a paralegal.
4 February, 2019
Delegates from Broadhurst LLC recently attended the second annual Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' Cayman conference, an international wealth structuring forum.
17 January, 2019
New year brings new challenges and opportunities for the Court system
3 December, 2018
Cayman Island's Government postpones commencement of the Data Protection Law until September 2019
3 December, 2018
A relay team from Broadhurst LLC successfully completed the Cayman Islands marathon on Sunday 2nd December 2018.
21 November, 2018
Broadhurst LLC are working with the Cayman Islands Boxing Association to provide sponsorship for their national training facilities.
21 November, 2018
Governor Martyn Roper on Tuesday announced the appointment of three new acting judges to the Grand Court panel – Judge Aileen Downey, Simon Russell Flint, QC, and Hugh Southey, QC.
13 November, 2018
Broadhurst LLC Attorneys-at-Law was a proud sponsor of the Chamber Golf Classic, a local business event hosted by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. This popular event was a great opportunity for local professionals to network whilst engaging in friendly competition.
24 October, 2018
Kyle Broadhurst, Partner at Broadhurst LLC Attorneys-at-Law, recently traveled to London to attend the IR Global annual conference, the leading professional network for legal, financial and corporate services.
24 October, 2018
Cayman Compass: The number of Cayman-registered companies hit an all-time high last month, with 106,291 companies active on the registry as of Sept. 30.
5 October, 2018
Midway through our Box Fit program Broadhurst staff continue to fight on. Normally we have our opponents spinning, but on this occasion we gave it a go ourselves.
23 August, 2018
Broadhurst LLC, a boutique law firm, renowned for punching above its weight, has decided to take this skill into the sport of boxing.
23 August, 2018
Broadhurst LLC are delighted to announce the continued growth of its litigation department with the addition of Tanya Meyerhoff as a paralegal.
26 June, 2018
Broadhurst LLC is pleased to announce that Leyla Jackson has been named the STEP Cayman Student of the Year 2018 after achieving the joint highest international score for her Equity and Trusts in Practice examination.
8 May, 2018
The deadline for compliance with the Non-Profit Organisations Law 2017 is 31st July 2018. Organisations that do not register by this time face fines and the threat of being struck from the Companies Register. To date only one fifth of charities have registered.
2 May, 2018
Broadhurst is delighted to announce that Brando Rankin has been appointed to the Labour Tribunal.
8 March, 2018
That "women hold up half the sky" is a undeniable truth. Strength and endurance in the face of opposition has been the hallmark of women for millennia. While modern history brings to mind pioneers like Pankhurst, Earhart and Stopes; women through the ages have battled for respect and equality in their roles whether in private, public or work life.
6 February, 2018
Broadhurst LLC’s Managing Partner Kyle Broadhurst, completed his tenure as President of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce at the end of January. Reflecting upon his year at the helm, he stated that one crucial accomplishment was to provide the Chamber with a road map for the next three years.
18 January, 2018
With 674 Summary Court cases carried over into this year from 2017, and a Grand Court civil case in which the parties paid to rent a hotel conference room to serve as a courtroom, the need for more court space is more urgent than ever, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said on Wednesday at the opening of the Grand Court for 2018.
15 January, 2018
Broadhurst Successful in Probate Litigation
29 September, 2017
Broadhurst LLC is pleased to announce the expansion of its litigation team with the addition of Associate Attorney Sally Bowler and Paralegal Leyla Jackson.
22 August, 2017
Broadhurst LLC is pleased to announce that founding partner Peter Broadhurst will be a contributing member of a “working group” tasked with planning regulations for the Data Protection Law 2017 prior to its implementation in January 2019.
6 April, 2017
28 March, 2017
7 September, 2016
Proud smiles were displayed throughout Courtroom Number One on the morning of 6 September 2016 as Mr. Brando Rankin was admitted as an Attorney-at- Law of the Cayman Islands.
6 October, 2015
Broadhurst LLC is pleased to announce that the firm will act for Bermuda-based KeyTech Limited (BSX:KEY.BH), with respect to its Cayman Islands interests, concerning the sale of a controlling interest in KeyTech to ATN (NASDAQ:ATNI).
8 September, 2014
Broadhurst LLC is pleased to announce that the firm acted for WestTel Limited (d/b/a Logic) in its acquisition of British Overseas Territory Cable & Telecommunications, Ltd. (“BOTCAT”).
Broadhurst is pleased to have represented Ms. Shirley Roulstone in her application for Judicial Review.
18 September, 2020
In a recent judgment of the Grand Court (Anna Bennett (Personal Representative of Mr George McIrvin Deceased) v. Mr Peter Right – P105 of 2018 (Unreported)), McMillan J set aside a default judgment after having found that there had been an inadequacy and a deficiency in complying with O.13, r.7 of the Grant Court Rules (“GCR”), which sets out how proof of service of a writ may be established.
3 September, 2020
The Hague Convention on Child Abduction is the main international agreement that covers international parental child abduction. It provides a streamlined process through which a parent can seek to have their child returned to their home country.
20 August, 2020
In a recent judgment of the Grand Court, Kawaley J confirmed the Court’s jurisdiction to extend the definition of “assets” in a worldwide freezing order to include those assets held directly and/or indirectly by a party through its subsidiaries...
11 August, 2020
A recent decision of the Grand Court has brought the issue of annulments (sometimes known as “nullity”) to the fore of matrimonial law and is a timely reminder to not overlook that potential relief as well as the legal rules which govern the topic.
11 May, 2020
Co-parenting during this Covid19 pandemic has, in some cases, proven to be stressful and difficult. For some, contact with their children have been unreasonably withheld. For others, there is uncertainty about the ability of the local court to intervene. If you require assistance or want to know more about the options available to you, please take a moment to read this short article.
7 May, 2020
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has also had a serious impact on people’s finances. Those who are facing financial problems inevitably need to rearrange their spending and obligations. For many, one of these financial obligations will be an agreement or court order to pay spousal and/or child maintenance to a former partner. For others, they will be a recipient of such payment and will rely on it more than ever. Not sure what to do if you find yourself in such a situation? This article will help you navigate your way during this extraordinary time.
19 February, 2020
In a landmark decision handed down today by the Honourable Mr. Justice Tim Owen, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has found that the ‘Referendum (People-Initiated Referendum Regarding the Port) Law 2019’ (the “Port Referendum Law”) is incompatible with section 70(1) of the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009 (the “Constitution”).
2 October, 2019
The DPL is a law intended to bring the Cayman Islands into compliance with international standards of Data Protection. The DPL does this by regulating the collection and use of data provided by individuals to entities who they engage to provide services in connection with a personal or professional activity.
23 July, 2019
It is a reality that on most construction projects, the contract between the parties is often not finalised, not signed or simply forgotten. This means that each party doesn't always know what their obligations are, and there is no agreed formula for resolving problems or disputes when they arise. Whether you are a homeowner, developer or subcontractor, our July article provides practical advice on what you can do to protect your investment from the outset and avoid costly mistakes.
9 May, 2019
Hurricane Ivan – even after 15 years, it feels like it happened yesterday. After such an ordeal, which left 18,000 people homeless, we need little reminder that hurricane season is fast approaching. So, are you prepared?
1 April, 2019
Mediation is a dispute resolution option, which is alternative to a court hearing or trial. A neutral facilitator, the mediator, assists the parties in crafting a resolution of the issues between them.
21 March, 2019
Until the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Emmott  EWCA Civ 219 a commonplace feature of worldwide freezing orders has been the exemption permitting the respondent whose assets are otherwise frozen to continue making payments in the ordinary course of business. This exception is known as the “Angel Bell” exception.
4 March, 2019
The recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in Wells v Devani  UKSC 4 has important practical considerations for attorneys to keep in mind when advising upon the enforceability of oral contracts. It is considered to be a practical and sensible approach which in many instances will pour cold water on the hopes of contractors who wish to rely upon the use of imprecise words, or a lack of certain terms, to avoid their contractual obligations.
18 February, 2019
Responsible employers recognise that taking appropriate health and safety measures to protect their employees and customers is a good business decision.
13 December, 2018
If you are an employer in the Cayman Islands there are a number of considerations which you must keep in mind when engaging, terminating or agreeing terms and conditions for employees.
14 November, 2018
Broadhurst LLC have recently obtained local recognition of a New York judgment to obtain a post-judgment Mareva Order freezing a debtor’s assets worldwide as well as a Banker’s Books Order requiring the disclosure of a Defendants’ historical banking records.
24 July, 2018
In this video, Kyle Broadhurst of Broadhurst LLC (Director, Cayman Islands) and Jeffrey Lieseme (Member of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, United States) discuss whether a debtor who is subject to insolvency proceedings can obtain additional finance within their respective jurisdictions.
7 May, 2018
The Cayman Islands is a beautiful archipelago which maintains its rich culture and heritage, while simultaneously ranking within the top ten largest financial centres in the world. It is not surprising that Cayman attracts international investment as well as those wishing to leave their home jurisdiction to obtain Cayman residency which, in certain cases, can also lead to an eventual grant of Caymanian status and British citizenship.
25 January, 2018
This article is designed to give a broad overview of the legal requirements in relation to administration of Cayman assets where the deceased was not domiciled in the Cayman Islands at the date of their death.
19 January, 2018
This article is designed to give a broad overview of the legal requirements in relation to the administration of estates for individuals who pass away while resident in the Cayman Islands.
13 October, 2017
Every year, on average, 1115 car accidents are reported to the police in the Cayman Islands, some of which result in serious injuries or deaths. Other unexpected situations where injuries may arise include accidents at work, or in a public place. If you have been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault you may have a right to recover compensation. The purpose of this article is to give guidance on how to manage these difficult, and often unexpected, events.
26 September, 2017
On 1st August the Cayman Islands saw the Non-Profit Organisations Law 2017 come into force. This law modernises the old scheme relating to charitable organisations which was found under section 80 of the Companies Law.
20 September, 2017
A recent judgment delivered by Mr. Justice Peter Jackson of the High Court of England & Wales has generated significant media interest. The reason for this interest is that his decision was delivered in the form of a letter to the child who was the subject matter of the application.
24 August, 2017
A Broadhurst LLC article on the repercussions of being "struck-off" of the Cayman Islands General Registry and a guide to reinstatement.
22 August, 2017
The Data Protection Law 2017 was passed by the Cayman Islands’ Legislative Assembly on March 27th 2017 and will come into effect in January 2019. This article addresses the question of what requirements the Law will impose upon your business.
1 July, 2017
The Cayman Islands officially approved, in April 2017, the implementation of a centralized platform that will provide specific authorities within the UK and the Cayman Islands with the ability to universally search and identify the beneficial owners of certain Cayman Islands entities.
23 June, 2017
There has been considerable speculation in the media recently regarding the backlog of permanent residency (PR) applications.
9 February, 2017
Not many people want to think about death – or more particularly, their own death. In a way this reluctance is understandable. Unfortunately, it often leads to people failing to make a will to provide for their loved ones after they have gone.
20 January, 2017
The recent Privy Council decision of Scatliffe v Scatliffe provides assistance in analyzing two aspects of matrimonial law; the treatment of non-matrimonial property by the court upon divorce and also the effect of non-disclosure of assets on the chances of success of an appeal.
5 December, 2016
Purchasing a residential property is often the single biggest financial transaction of a person’s life. An acquisition of this magnitude is very important and needs to be taken seriously, regardless of whether it is your first or final house purchase.
26 October, 2016
The breakdown of marriages can sometimes have devastating effects on children as they are often caught in the middle of contentious custody battles.
In June 2016 the Cayman Islands Judiciary launched The Mediation Information & Assessment Rules, 2016 as a means of encouraging and facilitating mediation of family law disputes. But what is mediation, how can it help and is it effective?
Family breakdown can be one of the traumatic events in a person’s life. Significant emotional issues can arise, as well as legal and financial implications.