Two Cayman Islands financial court judges appointed

Nigel Clifford and Nicholas Segal have been appointed judges of the Cayman Islands Grand Court in the Financial Services Division on a part-time basis. Their appointments take effect Jan. 1. 

Governor Helen Kilpatrick, who announced the appointments this week, said, “The Financial Services Division is an integral part of the Grand Court and the judicial system as a whole. The appointment of Justice Clifford and Justice Segal…will continue to ensure the Cayman Islands have the ability to adjudicate the complex civil cases that arise out of the financial sector in the Cayman Islands.” 

Mr. Clifford has practiced as an attorney in the Cayman Islands for more than 25 years, including as senior counsel of Appleby (Cayman) Ltd. and as a litigation associate and then partner at Hunter & Hunter. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in December 2004. Before coming to Cayman, Mr. Clifford practiced as a barrister in England for 12 years.  

Mr. Segal is a partner in the finance department at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He has been in private practice for more than 30 years and has practiced in London and New York. He was educated at Oxford University, where he lectures occasionally.  

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