Walkers’ Criminal Litigation Department has moved to larger premises in Commerce House, George Town and has appointed a new attorney.
According to a Walkers release, Philip McGhee joined Walkers’ Criminal Litigation Department from the UK and practices in all areas of crime, defending in both the Grand Court and Summary Court.
Mr. McGhee has acted on behalf of defendants in relation to all manner of criminal allegations, including cases involving allegations of a serious nature. He assists and advises clients prior to the issue of criminal proceedings and with the conduct of such proceedings up to and including any trial.
He previously worked as a barrister in private practice at QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers in London, where he prosecuted and defended in the Crown Court, general crime and complex conspiracies, fraud and money-laundering offences.
Mr. McGee has experience in large-scale confiscation and forfeiture proceedings under the drugs trafficking and proceeds of crime legislation. He also has experience in matters of disclosure and public interest immunity.
Walkers’ Criminal Litigation Department was established due to the shortage of criminal defence lawyers locally and the need for legal aid and pro bono support. It is the only major firm in the Cayman Islands that does a significant amount of pro bono work and devotes substantial resources to pro bono cases each year.
Walkers Criminal Litigation Department represents pro bono clients in the Magistrates Court, the Grand Court (High Court) and the Court of Appeal.
It also provides legal services to clients who have qualified for limited financial support given by legal aid and offers pro bono serves.
For more information, contact Walkers’ Criminal Litigation Department at 949-0100, now located in Commerce House on Dr. Roy’s Drive in George Town.