Bedell Cristin Cayman Partnership
The Capacity and Self-Determination (Jersey) Law 2016 had its first birthday recently and it has already been examined in several cases before the Royal Court.
Where a person dies leaving any assets (including shares) in the Cayman Islands, it is not possible to deal with those assets without first obtaining a grant of representation from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing
We have deep understanding of the complexity surrounding the legal, business and personal aspects of running a family office in the Cayman Islands.
The Trusts (Amendment) Law, 2019 will come into force in the Cayman Islands on 14 June 2019.
Where a person has died and left assets in the Cayman Islands, it is not possible to deal with those assets without first obtaining a grant of representation from the relevant local Court.
Legislative amendments to the Cayman Islands' Trusts Law have been passed and are expected to take effect shortly.
In order for a Cayman Islands Will to be valid it must be both ‘essentially' valid and ‘formally' valid.
The Law revises the rules which apply when determining whether or not a will made by a person who was domiciled outside the Cayman Islands at the time of their death, but who owned assets in the jurisdiction, ...
The Cayman Islands' Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019.
This briefing note provides an overview of the process and legal considerations for a person who is not domiciled in the British Virgin Islands to write a will dealing with his or her shareholding...
On the 23rd of February 2018 the Grand Court issued a judgement which set out the current legal test for mental capacity in the Cayman Islands.
To what extent is domicile or habitual residence relevant in determining liability to taxation in your jurisdiction? There is no direct taxation in the Cayman Islands.
Partner Anthony Partridge from our STEP Award-winning Private Client and Trusts team is one of the few Cayman Attorneys with a significant Probate and Estates practice.
Most law firms in Cayman advertise expertise in probate and letters of administration matters, but in actual fact, this is such a niche area of the law that very few attorneys have significant experience in this space.
The Cayman Islands is made up of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
A will is a document in writing that sets out your instructions as to how your estate (property, money, assets) are to be divided. In the Cayman Islands wills are governed by the Wills Law...
To say the very least, matrimonial disputes can be a trying and traumatic state of affairs for all involved
In your jurisdiction, what pre-entry estate and gift tax planning can be undertaken? There are no estate or gift taxes in the Cayman Islands.
The 2017/2018 financial year saw the Cayman Islands and Abu Dhabi Global Market join various other jurisdictions within the international community (including Jersey and Guernsey) ...