Photo Gallery

Hon. Justice Margaret Ramsay–Hale, Chief Justice of The Cayman Islands, inspects the Guard at the 2024 Grand Court Opening Ceremony.

Hon. Sir Anthony Smellie KC  during his appointment to be a Justice of Appeal in the Cayman Islands –  December 12, 2023

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Reed of Allermuir, President of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, centre, is flanked by Justices of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Counicil, from left, the Rt. Hon. The Lord Briggs of Westbourne; Deputy President of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, The Rt. Hon The Lord Hodge; and, at right, The Rt. Hon the Lord Lloyd-Jones; and The Rt. Hon The Lord Kitchin.

Lord Reed, top dais, centre, listens attentively as the Hon. Attorney General Samuel Bulgin, KC, delivers his welcome remarks. Lord Reed is flanked by Justices Lord Briggs, Lord Hodge, and, on right, Lord Lloyd-Jones and Lord Kitchin. On the lower dais sits, from left, JCPC Case Manager Kelly-Anne Johnson, PA Ayo Onatade, and CEO Vicky Fox.

The Hon. Justice Lord Reed, President of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, laying a wreath at the Cenotaph. (Photo credit Bina Mani, GIS)

Chief Justice the Hon. Margaret Ramsay-Hale stands for a moment of silence after laying a wreath at the Seaman’s Memorial. (Photo Credit Bina Mani, GIS)

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, 15th November 2022

Remembrance Sunday Wreath-Laying service, 13th November. Wreaths were laid at the Elmslie Memorial Cenotaph and at the Seaman’s Memorial by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Reed of Allermuir, President of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and by the Hon. Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale.

Chief Justice Sir Anthony Smellie Chairs Final Meeting of Legal Advisory Council

Flanking the Hon. Sir Anthony Smellie at the August 16 final meeting of the Legal Advisory Council to be chaired by Chief Justice Smellie prior to his retirement in October 2022 are, from left, Cayman Islands Attorney General Samuel Bulgin, Director of the Truman Bodden Law School Mitchell Davies, and from right, President of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Council (CILPA) Eric Bodden and CILPA Council Member Richard Barton.

The Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions (CAJS) Executive Director Bevil Wooding presenting on the Curia court management platform in use at Cayman’s court. At left are Chief Justice of Jamaica the Hon. Bryan Sykes, Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell, and Clerk of Courts Shiona Allenger (both of whom also presented on the platform). Also pictured are some of the other heads of judiciaries attending the on-site presentation: from right forefront, Chief Justice of Bermuda, the Hon. Narinder Hargun; President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Hon. Adrian Saunders; and Chief Justice of the Bahamas, the Hon. Ian Winder.

Regional heads of judiciaries in a round of congratulatory applause following the signing of the amended Constitution of Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciaries, at the 29 July conclusion of the two-day conference.

Conference of CARICOM Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciaries – Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman 28-30 July 2022

Heads of Judiciaries with country flags
The regional heads of Judiciaries attending the Conference of Chief Justices and Heads of Judiciaries in the Cayman Islands, 28-29 July, are, from left, President Adrian Saunders, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ); Chief Justice Michelle Arana, Belize; Chief Justice Narinder Hargun, Bermuda; Chief Justice Sir Patterson Cheltenham, Barbados; Chief Justice Sir Anthony Smellie, Cayman Islands; Ag. Chancellor of the Judiciary of Guyana Yonette Cummings-Edwards; Chief Justice Ian Winder, the Bahamas; Chief Justice Mabel Agyemang, the Turks and Caicos Islands; Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Trinidad and Tobago; and Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, Jamaica.

Photo credit: Bina Mani, Cayman Islands Government Information Services.

Lady Arden of Heswall, retired Justice of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, delivers the 2022 Distinguished Guest Lecture, on 25 March.
Lady Arden is flanked by, left, Justice Ian Kawaley, and on right, Justice Nicholas Segal and Chief Justice Anthony Smellie. On the lower deck, from left are Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell; Clerk to the Court of Appeal Jenesha Simpson; and Clerk of Court Shiona Allenger.

2020 Grand Court Opening  – January 15,  2020

Grammy Nominated Ms. Jekalyn Carr Court Event for Cayman Youth – June 28, 2019

2019 Grand Court Opening  – January 16, 2019

Court swearing in of the New Justices of the Court of Appeal Hon. Justice Birt and Hon. Justice Beatson – Nov 22, 2018

Court of Appeal Justice Elliott Mottley Farewell – May 2015
The Judiciary and legal professionals gather to say farewell to retiring Justice Elliott Mottley and his wife Amor

Fifth Annual Judicial Distinguished Guest Lecture – March 2015
delivered by Justice of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, The Right Hon. The Lord Mance

Governor Swears in Judges

Staff at Work
Community Service Activity at the Cayman Islands Hospital

Chief Justice Presides over January 2015 Ceremonies Opening 2015 Session of Grand Court

Governor Swears in Acting Magistrates 2014

Judicial Administration bid fond farewell in 2014 to departing Court Security Officer Emelson Principe

Judicial Administration Staff Farewell Function in 2014

Judicial Administration 2014 Staff Recognition Awards

Third Annual Judicial Distinguished Guest Lecture – 2013
delivered by Professor Gilmore

2013 Law Libraries Association Meeting

Judicial Administration 2013 Staff Recognition Awards