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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

Contributors

Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
James Noble
James Noble
  • James Noble

  • Partner
  • Singapore
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Applications in the Cayman Islands: Court tackles exceptional circumstances within the context of late evidence

Litigants have conduct of their own case and must be responsible for the steps that they do or do not take. This includes the timely filing and/or service of evidence. Absent evidential material or agreed factual material demonstrating that there are exceptional circumstances behind late filing or service of evidence, leave to adduce it may well be refused.

James Eggleton, Nick Hoffman,
William Peake, Vicky Lord

High Bar in place to prove Unfair Prejudice

Recent decisions by the Cayman Islands courts have illustrated how difficult it is for a petitioner to successfully wind up a company on just and equitable grounds. Establishing the existence of unfair prejudice is often a key component in such petitions. However, a recent decision of the English High Court illustrates that proving unfair prejudice will be a formidable task at trial.

Conal Keane, Jessica Williams,
Vicky Lord, William Peake

Jurisdiction Wars - The Battle of the Clauses

Jurisdiction clauses in contractual disputes are of seminal importance and dictate the location and often the mechanism by which litigation between parties is to be decided. However, in complex contractual relationships between parties spanning varying commercial interests, conflicting jurisdiction clauses are frequently encountered and can cause uncertainty when disputes arise.

Conal Keane, Paul Smith,
Paula Kay, Jeremy Child