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Report: More court records being kept secret

The Grand Court’s financial services division is keeping an increasing number of court records from the public, according to a report published this week by OffshoreAlert, a financial services website that publishes Cayman- and other offshore-related court records.

Court officials consider free online access to records

Following a nebulous period of about two months when it appeared the Cayman Islands court system had tightened restrictions on public access to local court records, it now seems officials may be preparing to make those records freely available online.

Offshore Alert: Chief Justice ‘needs to get act in order’ over copy ban

The owner of Offshore Alert, David Marchant, used his annual conference in Miami on Monday to criticize Cayman’s Chief Justice Anthony Smellie over a change in court policy that restricted the photocopying of public records.

Cayman court records dispute enters international spotlight

The domestic dispute over the Cayman Islands court system’s new restrictions on photocopying public records has ballooned into a potential international incident.

EDITORIAL – Reputational alert: Cayman’s court secrecy on international stage

Following the recent foolish, if not foolhardy, restrictions on access to local court records, a tidal wave of negative public relations is heading for the Cayman Islands. Our treasured financial services sector could get soaked.

Court clamps down on open records policy

An apparent change in policy is making it more difficult for people to access Cayman Islands court documents. A sign posted on the third floor of Kirk House informs visitors that they are allowed to access court records but not permitted to make any copies of the documents.

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