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The Grand Court has ruled that Section 9 of the Bill of Rights covering 'Private and family life' must be considered by the Immigration Appeals Tribunal when considering whether a person can remain on island.
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More than 200 applicants for permanent residence who were denied that immigration status since 2017 have filed challenges to those decisions, according to records obtained by a Cayman Compass Freedom of Information request.
It is taking the Cayman Islands Immigration Department up to six months to stamp the passport of a Caymanian status or permanent residence recipient, if that person won their permission to remain in Cayman following an appeal to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal, court papers filed last week allege.
Claiming it would increase customer costs, add legal risks for operating almost any business and even create a “nanny state” in the Cayman Islands, local business leaders railed against dozens of provisions contained in the government’s draft Consumer Protection Bill.
A group of people sometimes referred to as “Ghost Caymanians” are now spawning a second generation that Cayman Islands Immigration Law has little, if any, means to address, legal experts warn.
Eight permanent residence applications have been approved since May and 10 have been denied, according to figures released Friday by the Cayman Islands government.
An "invisible hand" appears to be blocking attempts to address years-long delays involving hundreds of applicants for permanent residence in the Cayman Islands, as the processing of the applications has again "stagnated," according to attorneys from a local law firm.
A Cayman Islands insolvency accountant is the third person to file a legal challenge over government’s three-and-a-half year delay in considering his application for permanent residence.
When the Progressives passed their Immigration Law in fall 2013, they handed the Cayman Islands a ticking time bomb of uncertainty and legal liability.
The Cayman Islands law firm at the center of two high-profile court challenges to the local Immigration Law said Thursday that Cabinet-approved changes to...
We cannot imagine the premier will be able to maintain his silence much longer on permanent residence applications. It will be the courts that will force him to obey the very laws that he and his government enacted.
Our government’s deliberate inaction has put the country at great, and growing, risk of being taken to court, and losing – big time – with significant financial ramifications.
A myriad of legal difficulties arising in the determination of nearly 800 applications for permanent residence made by foreign nationals in the Cayman Islands has created a growing danger of human rights challenges against the government, a danger that is increasing on a “daily basis,” according to a review of the issues completed by a local law firm.
Two women who applied for permanent residence nearly a decade ago were granted that status last week in a case in which Cayman’s chief justice ruled a “miscarriage of justice” had occurred.
Issues regarding the employment of Caymanian attorneys come before the Grand Court.
The effect of a judgment issued by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie could have a "sea-change" effect on the way permanent residence applications are handled.
The proposed Labour Relations Bill includes many changes to the process for dismissing or terminating an employee.
Cayman's businesses will have to spend time and money figuring out the latest rendition of government's employment requirements.
A roundup of local business briefs.
Unstated costs involved in applying for permanent residence can add thousands of dollars to what is an already pricey endeavor for those seeking to remain in Cayman for the rest of their lives.
Local businesses should brace for big change when new labor legislation takes effect, a local attorney advises.
Cayman seeks to bring its rules around patents and trademarks into the 21st century.
Permanent residence applications in Cayman drop off following big changes in the Immigration Law.
A significant number of changes are made that affect people applying for permanent residence in the Cayman Islands.
The backlog of permanent residence applications in Cayman is likely far more than recent reports indicate.
Sophie Benbow and Brigitte Tomascik, two Caymanian lawyers from Appleby’s articled clerk program, have been called to the bar.
A one-time Cayman Islands corruption-buster finds himself standing alone in the Operation Tempura saga.
Attorneys for former police commissioner Stuart Kernohan and Cayman’s government have reached a settlement in the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Mr. Kernohan in May 2009.
Simply renewing permanent resident immigration status in the Cayman Islands has gotten a lot more difficult.
Law firm HSM Chambers has been joined by partner Nick Joseph on 1 March, 2013. A former partner of Appleby Cayman, Mr. Joseph will be leading the HSM Business Establishment, Employment and Immigration practices
Business in brief.
Alasdair Robertson succeeds Charles Jennings as president of the Cayman Islands Law Society.