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Panton sets November 10th deadline for Lawyers Bill comments

Two weeks, that’s how much time attorneys and members of the public have to comment and make recommendations on the Legal Practitioners Bill.
Financial Services Minister Hon. Wayne Panton says a November 10th deadline has been set for proposals.

He says those recommendations will be taken on board and he’s establishing an independent committee which includes representatives of small firms, as well as, representatives of the Caymanian Bar Association and the Law Society.

“The committee will consider the extent to which those comments make sense whether they are justifiable and whether they can be included as a  committee stage  amendment to the existing bill,” Mr Panton

The Legal Practitioners Bill some 15 years in the making, was deferred after complaints from attorneys who wanted more time for review and comment.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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