Looking to sue a lawyer

| 10/10/2018

Ask Auntie, CNS Local Life, Caymanian statusWe would like to take a local “family law” firm and their lawyer to court to seek damages. We are scared to do so though, as the courts here appear to favour attorneys over family and child welfare. Are there any law firms that specialise in this or anything available through the Attorney General’s office? We have come across several other families who have come up against this law firm and we all want justice.

Auntie’s answer: Let me start by saying that I cannot speak on behalf of private companies, in this case law firms, and so am not at liberty to recommend one, even if I was an expert in the law, which I am not.

But even without knowing the details of your situation, I can certainly feel empathy for you and the plight you find yourself in.

Apart from you calling around on your own to find a suitable lawyer, I recommend you use the free services of the Legal Befrienders, which is offered through the Family Resource Centre (FRC). Here is a link to information on this service.

The lawyers who volunteer their time at the FRC cannot represent you in any action, but they will listen attentively to your issue. I think they could probably offer advice on whether you have a case you can pursue.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am a retired lawyer. We never thought twice about suing another law firm if there was merit in the action and no conflicts. And I was never aware of the courts here showing favour to the lawyer being sued (although I did encounter blatant, even fawning, favoritism from a judge of a particular local nationality towards an apparently eminent QC from the same country. But that’s another story).

    Lots of urban myths here. Just go to another law firm and ask.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a suspicious comment. For an attorney, you did not seem to actually read the post. This post made absolutely no reference to courts showing favour to the lawyer being sued. No “urban myths” were present in this post whatsoever.

  2. Anonymous says:

    There are many local firms, including major law firms, whose senior partnership will happily file false claims without any client KYC, due diligence, or evidence. They are purely shift-F7 fee-machines for their litigation departments. Meritless claims can hang uncontested for up to 6 years, impairing those falsely accused of wrong-doing, with no repercussions to those lawyers or firms who falsely filed. Ask me how I know! #caymanretribution101

  3. Anonymous says:

    Some law firm will act against other law firms. Complaints against a lawyer can also be made to the Chief Justice.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The odds of you finding a lawyer who will sue another lawyer are about as good as getting Moses to change his mind about the new pier!