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Wednesday 17 August 2016

Wilberforce Cayman Conference

Tuesday 27 September 2016

The Ritz Carlton, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Start: 4.15pm

Members of Wilberforce Chambers are delighted to invite you to our afternoon conference on Tuesday 27 September. The conference will include short-talks and workshops which will present opportunities for questions and general discussion.

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3.45pm Registration (Refreshments will be served)

4.15pm Welcome and introduction from the Chairman Michael Furness QC

4.20pm Submission to the Jurisdiction Clare Stanley QC
— Refresher: Enforcement of foreign judgments at common law.
— Discussion: what conduct does/does not amount to “submission” to the jurisdiction of the foreign court?
— Mistaken submission to the jurisdiction of the court and how to fix it.
— Common law waiver of right to challenge jurisdiction, ability to amend / withdraw an acknowledgement of service.

4.40pm Declarations in offshore courts in parallel to ongoing onshore proceedings Graeme Halkerston
— A technique to allow offshore team to play greater role in disputes.
— A review of recent English developments.
— What can a declaration achieve?
— What sort of issues are suitable for such applications?

5.00pm Workshops
A choice of three workshops will be available for delegates.

Workshop 1
Disputes over trusts that hold corporate structures
— What can go wrong?
— To what extent can you exclude responsibility for intervening in light of Appleby v Citco(2014, BVI)?
— Using trust company employees as directors.
— Getting information- In the matter of R&RA (2014, Guernsey CA)

Workshop 2
Cross border issues in arbitration and insolvency
— Which comes first, the arbitration or the insolvency?
— To stay or not to stay?
— The UNCITRAL model law on insolvency and practical implications.

Workshop 3
Breaking Privilege: The Fraud Exception
— What conduct engages the exception: is fraud required?
— How strong a case is need that the conduct took place?
— What communications are covered?

6.00pm “The 5 minute Pitch” Chaired by Tom Roscoe
Wilberforce Silks will pick a recent case and attempt in turn to persuade you that it is the most important case from a Cayman perspective. They will have 5 minutes each. Who is the most effective? You, the audience, will decide.

6.25pm Closing remarks from Michael Furness QC

6.30pm BBQ and Drinks Reception


To book a place on this conference please email your full contact details , including your workshop choice (1, 2, or 3) to:


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