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Solomon Harris becomes Bedell Cristin

Following the merger of Solomon Harris and Bedell Cristin in October of last year, Solomon Harris officially changed its name to Bedell Cristin on 2 July.

Andrew Miller joins Solomon Harris

Andrew Miller has joined Solomon Harris, part of Bedell Cristin, in the Cayman Islands as partner and head of Cayman’s International Private Client practice.
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SMP Partners expands with Solaris acquisitions

SMP Partners announced that it has completed the acquisition of Solaris Corporate Services Limited. Solaris was previously the corporate services affiliate of Solomon Harris, a Cayman law firm that recently merged with international firm Bedell Cristin.

Solomon Harris completes merger with Bedell Cristin

Solomon Harris completed its merger with fellow-offshore law firm, Bedell Cristin, on Oct. 12.
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Solomon Harris plans merger with law firm Bedell Cristin

Law firm Solomon Harris announced that it will merge with offshore law firm Bedell Cristin. The deal is expected to be complete by the end of August and Solomon Harris will subsequently rebrand as Bedell Cristin.
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Solomon Harris moves to Camana Bay

Law firm Solomon Harris has moved offices to a new location in Camana Bay.
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Church honors community leaders

The Ebenezer Seventh-day Adventist Church has paid tribute to Anthony Scott of Scott’s Industries, Scott’s Equipment and Scott’s Marine; Robert Hamaty of Tortuga Rum Company; and Sophia Harris of law firm Solomon Harris, for contributions to the community.

Legislation contemplates ‘conditional fee’ lawsuits

Providing poorer Cayman Islands residents access to the courts and just compensation in civil litigation is listed as a major concern in the Law Reform Commission’s draft proposal to allow conditional fee or contingent fee lawsuits in the territory.

Northward's got talent

Prisoners at Northward displayed their talents at a Literacy Day event last week, showcasing the prison's rehabilitation programs.

Cayman named top offshore domicile for captives

The Cayman Islands received the top prize at the 2015 U.S. Captive Services Awards.

Triathlon kids got into stride

Triathletes of all ages met for the seventh annual Solomon Harris Try-This-Tri at Camana Bay on Monday.

Try-This-Tri is worth a shot

Anyone interested in trying out a mini triathlon gets another chance on the next public holiday, the Queen’s birthday.

Business in brief

A roundup of local buisness briefs.

First Cayman PIC formed

The first Cayman PIC has been incorporated after Cayman’s legislation for incorporated cell companies came into force Jan. 16.

Cayman Special Olympics team to play new sports

Cayman’s 54-member Special Olympic team will be the largest ever to attend the Special World Games this summer in Los Angeles, and will compete for the first time in both football and basketball.

Cayman updates insurance regulations

The regulations enhance the insurance statutory framework by providing more risk management alternatives and flexibility to insurers incorporated as segregated portfolio companies.

Skaters build on foreign goals

This month marks the beginning of the new youth roller hockey season at Kings Sports Centre.

Watersports company sued over sale payments

Cayman watersports company Captain Marvin’s is being sued by a firm that attempted to buy the business for US $4 million in 2008.

Tri intro got kids really trying

Triathletes of all ages met at Camana Bay for the sixth annual Solomon Harris Try-This-Tri.

Tri intro is for all again

The whole family can get involved in an event at Camana Bay on Monday, the Queen’s birthday. It is the sixth staging of the annual Solomon Harris Try-This-Tri, on Jun. 16.

Try-This-Tri open to adults too

Triathlon’s popularity is growing exponentially in Cayman and children will soon get another chance to be introduced to the sport in a completely safe and adequately supervised environment.

Attorney: Basis for rollover policy ‘did not apply’ to Cayman Islands

Were the reasons given for adopting rollover wrong?

‘Perennial fraudster’ loses appeal

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal called Michael Levitt a perennial fraudster and dismissed his application to appeal against his sentence of seven and a half years.

US law students learn to dispel island myths

Law students visit Cayman to learn about the financial industry and how it works.

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Grand Court quashes tax info exchange

The Cayman Islands Grand Court quashed a decision by the Tax Information Authority to provide information to the Australian Taxation Office.

School mentoring program seeks volunteers

Volunteers needed for school mentoring program.

Levitt gets seven and a half years for theft

Former financial controllerand Rotary member Michael Levitt was sentenced to serve and a half years after pleading guilty to theft of US$846,260.

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Little ones really tried their best

The 2013 Solomon Harris Try-This-Tri at Camana Bay on the Queen’s Birthday holiday was another immense success.

Try the 'Tri', do it

The whole family can take part in a triathlon at the Try This Tri on Monday, 17 June

Plenty of chances to stay fit

Weekend warriors have a feast of events to compete in soon, starting with the Flowers Sea Swim.

Theft charges sent to Grand Court

Michael Sean Levitt had charges of theft and possession of criminal property sent to grand court, where he will appear on 14 June.

Bail revoked for man charged with thefts from law firm

Michael Levitt charged with theft, bail revoked.

Man charged with thefts from law firm

Michael Sean Levitt, 56, appeared in Summary Court Thursday morning charged with two counts of theft totalling US$515,796.27.

Academy glad to get firm help

Around 160 players and around 200 spectators participated in Academy Sports Club’s first Corporate Cup seven-a-side tournament held last week at the Academy field in Outpost Road. There were 16 teams in the tournament organised to raise funds to support Academy’s five youth teams to compete at the Disney Cup in Orlando in July.

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Red dress helps add oomph to heart disease awareness

Cayman Fashion Week 'Red Dress Affair' at the Grand Old House brought awareness of heart disease in woman.

Fashion at Heart is all red

Fashion at Heart comes to Grand Old House for a night of red dress fashion, on 14 November

Cayman Islands named top offshore domicile for captives

The Cayman Islands was named “Offshore Domicile of the Year” at the 2012 Captive Live conference in Chicago.

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Try a triathlon

Active families can all take part in the Try this Tri triathlon on Saturday, 18 June

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New faces in civil service top posts

Some major changes at the top within the Cayman Islands civil service.

New civil service chiefs appointed

Some major personnel moves in the Cayman Islands civil service were announced Wednesday. 

Rotary Sunrise shines light on reading

For two years, club members have read with more than 35 selected George Town Primary School students to help improve their reading skills.

Cayman directors learn about changes to the Companies Law

The Cayman Islands Directors Association hosted a lunch on 13 July at The Whard to highlight recent changes in the Companies Law to CIDA members.

Solomon Harris 
appoints partners

Solomon Harris announced its latest appointments to partnership; Sam Dawson and Jonathan Fitzgibbons, of the firm’s Cayman office, and Nick Reid of the firm’s Zurich branch.

Tri this out for total family fun

Triathlon fun event

Mike can’t be hounded for this

Off The Beaten Track round up

Acker sets off into the bush

Off The Beaten Track preview

Hazel’s Chi will help in the toughest race here

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Set to dig deep off the track

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It’s time to get Off the Beaten Track

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Triathlon benefits Humane Society

 

A triathlon has benefited the Human Society.

Insolvency on the table

Richard Snowden recently spoke at an insolvency seminar.

Tax webinar coming up

Solomon Harris is hosting a webinar on UK and US tax legislation.

Law school team returns

The Cayman Islands Law School moot team has recently returned from competing in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. team comprised of Silvia Powery, Alia Khan, Scott Jones, Bryan Little and Elkie Rose. accompanying the team was Law School lecturer, Mr. Andrew Woodcock.

Hedge funds webinar at Solomon Harris

Solomon Harris hosted its inaugural Webinar on the highly topical subject of Managing Distressed Cayman Funds and lessons learned for new funds, on 21 April.

Fund sector marches on

In spite of the ongoing global economic downturn, Cayman's fund industry is marching on.

Solomon Harris welcomes new attorney

Attorney Ian Jamieson was admitted to practise in the Cayman Islands on 21 October, when his credentials were placed before Justice Charles Quin in a Grand Court ceremony.

Holland new attorney

Nicholas Holland has joined the litigation group of law firm Solomon Harris and will specialise in commercial litigation.

Corporate governance grasps attention

Over one hundred professionals registered to attend a Cayman Islands Company Managers Association meeting at the Brasserie Conference Centre recently to receive a presentation from Laura Hatfield

Solomon Harris celebrates 10 years

The law firm Solomon Harris held a cocktail function at the Marriott Beach Resort last week to celebrate its 10-year anniversary and the opening of its new office in Zurich.

Law school team chalks up win

The Cayman Islands Law School moot team came in third at the Commonwealth Moot Competition held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Business Staffing Board chair resigns

Sophia Harris resigned as chairwoman of the Business Staffing Plan Board last week. When contacted, Mrs. Harris confirmed she had emailed a twoweek notice of resignation from the BSPB on Saturday 30 June, and followed it up with a handdelivered hard copy last Wednesday.

Business Staffing Board chair resigns

Sophia Harris resigned as chairwoman of the Business Staffing Plan Board last week.

Solomon Harris on the way up

Commercial law firm Solomon Harris has relocated from the second floor to the third floor of FirstCaribbean House and in the process has more than trebled its office space to almost 9,000 square feet.

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