Business in brief

Clifford Law Associates

Clifford Law Associates has opened its doors and commenced operations from the fifth floor of the Genesis Building on Genesis Close off Dr. Roy’s Drive in central George Town. CLA is a civil and criminal litigation practice, which is owned and managed by Charles Clifford, former minister of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce.

“Our mission is to provide professional and affordable legal services to our clients in a timely, efficient and effective manner on matters relating to Cayman Islands Law,” he said. “We will shortly announce on CLA’s website our association with other eminent legal practitioners in the Cayman Islands, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.”

Although CLA is a general litigation practice, it will focus on civil litigation, matrimonial and family law, criminal litigation and non-litigation services, including compliance services for small and medium sized companies and real estate transactions.

Mr. Clifford’s 29-year career in the public service included such roles as chief inspector of police, police prosecutor, permanent secretary and minister of government.

“I am most grateful for the opportunities for public service which my country has afforded me. I have always sought excellence in everything I have done in life and I will bring that same level of commitment to my practice,” Mr. Clifford said. “I see my legal practice as yet another platform, similar to public service, where there will be many opportunities to help people, from different stations in life, to right the wrongs which they have suffered.”

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman announced that effective 16 November, 2012, Narinder Hargun and David Lamb will serve as the firm’s co-chairmen. They succeed John Collis, the former chairman who served in that capacity for many years. Under his leadership Conyers has undergone marked expansion to become the global offshore firm that it is today, Conyers said in a press release.

Mr. Hargun joined Conyers’ Bermuda office in 1983 and serves as head of litigation. He is an acknowledged leader in the field of commercial litigation in Bermuda.

Mr. Lamb joined Conyers’ Bermuda office in 1994 and moved to the Hong Kong office in 2000 where he serves as a corporate partner in the field of mergers and acquisitions.

This joint appointment recognises the geographical spread and depth of Conyers as a leading international offshore legal services firm, Conyers said.

STEP Caribbean

Registration is now open for the next STEP Caribbean Conference. Hosted by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Nevis, the three-day conference will be held from 6 to 8 May, 2013 at the Marriott Resort, Frigate Bay in St. Kitts.

Rotaract Club

The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman raised more than $1,100, by hosting a corporate dress down day at RBC Wealth Management and Walkers in the Cayman Islands, to help tackle polio globally. Polio is 99 per cent eradicated globally thanks to the efforts of Rotary International and by extension the efforts of Rotaract Clubs all over the world.

To be a part of what will be the eradication of only the second disease in history, the first being smallpox, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman used the opportunity to involve members of Cayman’s corporate world. RCGC thanked RBC Wealth Management and Walkers Global for their continued support of this initiative.

If your corporation would like to get involved, please contact RCGC at [email protected] for more information on this and other community projects.

Digicel

As part of the $50,000 Reasons to Smile promotion, Digicel has awarded two lucky customers with $1,000 after the first week. The promotion gave customers the opportunity to spell the word SMILE after Topping Up $10 or more for a chance to win $1,000 weekly.

Prepaid customers have also been awarded with free credit after Topping Up $5 or more giving everyone the chance to win with Digicel this holiday season. “We wanted to spread smiles this Christmas by giving back to our loyal customers. Christmas is a time of year for sharing and customers can use their free credit to call friends and family or if one of the lucky $1,000 winners, allow for a little extra shopping for the holidays,” said Crystal Gomez, marketing manager.

With two winners announced there are still eight more chances to win $1,000 Cash in the Digicel $50,000 Reasons to Smile promotion. Customers who have spelled the word SMILE should tune in to HOT 104.1FM every Friday from noon to find out if they are a big winner.

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