Cayman Courts Are Reluctant To Strike Out Proceedings

By Conal Keane and Zacharie Caudeiron (April 26, 2022, 5:04 PM BST) -- Applications to strike out legal proceedings have of late become a commonplace of Cayman litigation. They offer the attraction of an early knockout blow for the applicant. Yet despite the increasing number of recent applications, few have ultimately succeeded due to the high bar to be met by an applicant.

The judgment in March of Judge David Doyle at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in In the Matter of Porton Capital Inc. and Anor[1] serves as a salient reminder of the difficulty in succeeding in these applications. Dismissing the application, Judge Doyle explained "the court's power to strike out...

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