Chris Buttler argues Port Referendum Law is unlawful, in the Cayman Islands


Chris Buttler is currently appearing in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, with Kate McClymont of Broadhurst Attorneys, acting for a Caymanian citizen, Shirley Roulstone, in a claim against the Government. The question for the Court (Justice Tim Owen QC) is whether a new law which sets out the rules governing a referendum on a controversial cruise ship terminal is constitutional. The case is reported on the front page of the national newspaper, the Cayman Compass. Earlier in the proceedings, Helen Mountfield QC secured the first ever protective costs order in the jurisdiction, shielding Ms Roulstone from any costs liability.