In this guide Harneys considers the scope of a party’s duties with respect to the discovery of documents in Cayman Islands litigation.
"Discovery", the process by which documents that are relevant to the issues raised in a dispute are provided by one party to their opponent, is a fundamental component of litigation in most civil justice systems. Documents tell their own story and the provision of them avoids surprises and permits the strengths and weaknesses of the parties' respective cases to be tested at trial and often before a trial.
This brief guide sets out the basics of the discovery framework which exists under the Cayman Islands' rules of court, the obligations with which parties to litigation in the Cayman Islands must comply and the sanctions for non-compliance. It also highlights useful things which may be done in the early stages of litigation to ensure that discovery happens without causing too much pain or embarrassment later in the proceedings.
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