Ritch & Conolly was established in 1983 and undertakes a wide range of legal services for domestic and international clients.
The firm has a respected international commercial litigation practice with extensive experience in cross-border litigation in trusts, corporate disputes, insolvency and asset recovery, enforcement of foreign judgments and conflicts of law.
Other areas of our litigation practice include banking, commercial fraud, anti-money laundering, contract, negligence, construction, administrative and public law, shipping, property, employment and arbitration.
We also undertake extensive non-contentious work including company, insurance, banking, real estate development and structuring, conveyancing, wills and estates, licensing, immigration and trademarks.
The firm has established links with other law firms and institutions worldwide. The Senior Partner, Mr. David Ritch, is highly regarded in the region, having served on numerous Government statutory boards over the years as Chairman and is currently a director of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd., the sole provider of electricity on Grand Cayman.
Company formation and administrative services are provided by the firm's affiliated corporate administration company, Foreshore Corporate Services Ltd., which may be contacted at the law firm's address or by e-mail at [email protected].
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Cherry Bridges is a Barrister-at-Law and Attorney-at-Law and the Partner in charge of the Litigation Department at Ritch & Conolly. Cherry was educated in England but has lived in Malaysia, Sarawak, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.
Upon completion of her Law Degree and Bar Finals, she was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1982 and completed her pupillage at 1 Essex Court, Temple, London and at Temple Chambers, Hong Kong.
She was called to the Bar of Hong Kong in 1983 and worked as a Barrister-at-Law in private practice at Temple Chambers, Hong Kong from 1983 to 1986 before she relocated to the Cayman Islands and was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 1987.
She has 34 years experience acting in a wide range of civil commercial litigation with particular expertise in litigation relating to trusts, insurance, commercial disputes, tracing actions, enforcement of judgments, companies and liquidations of banks, hedge funds and private companies.
She has acted in numerous and significant cross border matters for clients from all over the world, including the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Norway, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Notable or significant cases in which Cherry has acted are:
Companies/liquidations acting for liquidators, creditors and directors:
SphinX, Palm Beach Offshore funds, Lancelot Investors’ Fund, Bancredit (Cayman) Limited, Trade & Commerce Bank, BCCI, Eurobank Corporation, Prospect Properties, In the matter of H of H, Carrian (Hong Kong)
Trusts and tracing actions acting for beneficiaries, Trustees and Plaintiffs
Reksten, Re C Trusts, The Circle Trust
Insurance Arbitrations acting for the Insured:
Conflict of Laws
Regulatory and Financial Services
Cayman Islands Law Society
American Bankruptcy Institute
Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, England
Banking & Finance and Commercial Litigation and Commercial Arbitration in Cayman Islands
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