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Complaint against an Attorney

Pursuant to the Legal Practitioners Law (2012 Revision), a complaint against a Cayman Islands attorney-at-law should be made to the Chief Justice with a copy of such complaint sent to the Attorney General.

The Chief Justice will make an assessment regarding the gravity of the complaint and will decide what action should be taken.

The attorney who is the subject of a complaint must be given notice of the complaint and an opportunity to call witnesses and to be heard.

The Chief Justice has powers to suspend an attorney from practising for a specified period or to strike him or her from the Court Roll entirely. The penalty of striking from the Court Roll is reserved for matters of grave misconduct.