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Legal Practitioner’s Law sought

The Cayman Bar Association (CBA) continues to press government to pass a modernised law to govern the profession.

The talk of a new Legal Practitioner’s Law has been talked about for at least a decade. In fact at last week’s grand court opening the CBA referred to the rather unfortunate tradition of needing to address the need for a new law.

In his speech, CBA President Abraham Thoppil said, “The failure to pass such legislation has been damaging to the jurisdiction and the interests of Caymanian lawyers.
The CBA considers that the advancement of Caymanians in the profession has been inadequate. This unsatisfactory state of affairs has been compounded by the inadequacies of enforcement of our immigration regime.”

There is a draft version out there but it has been mired in arguments as to the best way forward for the profession in the country.

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Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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