Tim Owen QC rules in a first-of-its-kind ruling in the Cayman Islands Grand Court


Tim Owen QC acting as a visiting Cayman Islands Grand Court judge, agreed that hundreds of pages of records relating to the ill-fated Operation Tempura police corruption investigation should be withheld from public release. The ruling, which was delivered via Skype, marked the culmination of a three year process to decide if a complaint by the former senior investigating officer in the operation, Martin Bridger, and the Cayman Islands governor’s office’s subsequent evaluation of the complaint should be made public.  It was decided that an ongoing criminal investigation targeting Mr Bridger allowed the governor’s office to exempt those records from release. For further information on this case please click here.