The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal applies the “open justice” principle to private international law claims

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal applies the “open justice” principle to private international law claims


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On 30th July 2018 the Court of Appeal of Grand Cayman gave judgment allowing an appeal by The International Banking Corporation granting it access as a non-party to court documents in a claim by Ahmad Algosaibi Group against various defendants. The decision represents an important application in Grand Cayman of the “open justice” principle in English law and also its application in recognition of private international law interests rather than merely public interest. The decision is likely to affect the approach of courts in other English common law offshore jurisdictions to the grant of access to court papers to non-parties.

James Ramsden QC, instructed by and leading Ian Huskisson of Cayman Attorneys, Travers Thorpe Alberga appeared for the successful appellant TIBC.

Please see here for the full judgment.


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