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The first virtual Cayman Island High Court trial

By September 24, 2020No Comments

Martin Rutherford QC conducted the first ever Cayman Islands High Court trial virtually. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic all international flights in and out of the Cayman Islands had been suspended, meaning that a serious historic sex abuse trial could not take place with the benefit of representation by a QC. However the High Court judge gave Martin permission to appear via virtually, the client having indicated his unwillingness to face trial in Martin’s absence. Accordingly, history was made.
Martin led Alex Davies from McGrath Tonner.