Fri, 06 Oct 2017
No5’s Philip Rule returns to UK practice having spent the summer on Grand Cayman working as an attorney with Samson Law Associates. The firm provides a small dedicated team of advocates handling predominantly criminal cases. Philip says:
“It was an immense pleasure to work with Samson Law Associates. The attorneys there are personable, committed and very able, and it was great to see and learn the workings of the Cayman justice system from the home of such a professional and charming office, and with the support and guidance of extremely accomplished attorneys”
As well as criminal work the firm also undertakes some extradition and public law cases. Some of Philip’s clients also needed assistance with employment-related problems, family court issues, and other civil matters and for those Samson Law works very closely with the excellent firm KSG who were able to help (http://www.ksglaw.ky/)
Philip defended in jury trials before the Grand Court criminal side during his time on the island, and issued judicial review claims before the Grand Court civil side. In one such case the client successfully invoked the Constitution of the Cayman Islands to resist removal to Jamaica without safeguarding him from a possible death penalty imposition for an offence of murder (https://www.caymancompass.com/2017/09/20/jamaica-murder-suspect-fights-deportation-cites-right-to-life/); and in another he issued proceedings seeking the return to the Cayman Islands of a prisoner removed 4000 miles away from his family to London.
Philip also wishes to pay tribute to the court staff and to the judiciary in the Cayman islands who were incredibly welcoming, helpful and kind during his time there.
Samson Law Associates’ details are at http://samsonlawassociates.ky/