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Wilberforce Cayman Conference

Tuesday 27 September 2016 (2 CPD)

The Ritz Carlton, Cayman, Seven Mile Beach,

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3.45pm Registration (Refreshments will be served)

4.15pm Welcome and introduction from the Chairman
Michael Furness QC (Head of Chambers)

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.

Submission to the Jurisdiction Paper


5.00pm Workshops

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)

Advanced Reading for Workshop 1 (download here)

Workshop 1 Answer Sheet (download here)


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.

Advanced Reading for Workshop 2 (download here)

Workshop 2 Answer Sheet (download here)


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?

Advanced Reading for workshop 3 (download here)

Workshop 3 Answer Sheet (download here)

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

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

There is no cost to attend this conference