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By Paul Smith, Spencer Vickers Q. Are lawyers able to enter into contingency /damages sharing agreements with clients? No, contingency fee agreements are unlawful. However, it is lawful for lawyers to enter a fair and reasonable conditional fee arrangement for an increase in fees to reflect the nature of the risk undertaken by counsel in accepting […]

2019 Global Survey on the Commercialisation of Disputes – Bermuda

Rhys Williams Q. Are lawyers able to enter into contingency/ damages sharing agreements with clients? No. These are prohibited by the Barristers’ Code of Professional Conduct 1981, Rule 96. The Bar Council has proposed allowing conditional/contingent fee structures however no steps have been taken to do so thus far. Q. Recoverability of client costs and/or success […]

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By Matthew Stocker The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry (“CISR”) is a Category 1 British Registry, the highest possible ranking, and is authorised to certify all sizes and types of vessel. A ship registered in the Cayman Islands is a “British Ship” entitled to fly the red ensign flag and is afforded protection through the Royal […]

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By Marcello Ausenda, Victor Richards The universe of vessels that can be registered on the Bermuda Ship Registry has been expanded significantly by an amendment to the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Regulations that came into effect on 9 July 2019. These changes, along with proposed changes to permit competitive fee pricing for shipping groups […]

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By Nigel K. Meeson QC Primeo Fund (In Official Liquidation) and Bank of Bermuda (Cayman) Limited, HSBC Securities Services (Luxembourg) SA (Cayman Islands Court of Appeal 13 June 2019). In recent years the conduct of professional service providers in the Cayman Islands has come under scrutiny by the courts in respect of their failure to prevent […]

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