Cayman Islands Grand Court restricts copying of Court records

Access to Court records and documents in jurisdictions such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and the BVI is a hot topic.

The issue involves a clash of competing principles and public policies: open justice and the right to a fair trial in a public forum; Governmental transparency and the right of the media to report on matters of public interest or in the public domain; and rights of confidentiality and privilege, especially in circumstances where litigation often involves highly sensitive information, which may be private and confidential for a variety of personal and business reasons (many legitimate, some less so).

Having become fairly relaxed in recent years, the Cayman Islands Grand Court now appears to be restricting its approach in this respect, if this story in the Cayman Compass is accurate.

The current position appears to be that you can look, but you can’t take copies!

 

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