Justice Angus Foster, a judge in the Financial Services Division (FSD) of the Grand Court of Cayman, was recognised last week for his “significant contributions to the administration of justice” in a ceremony hosted by Governor Helen Kilpatrick.
Along with five other judges, Justice Foster became a founding judge of the FSD in 2009, following his retirement from Walkers as a commercial lawyer and litigator.
The FSD is “a legacy to which Angus Foster can justly in large part lay claim as one of the pioneer judges,” the Chief Justice, the Hon Anthony Smellie, said at the farewell ceremony, as he reflected on the recognition that that court has achieved locally and internationally.
“It is not for me to extol the virtues of the FSD, but I think I can be allowed to assert that it has become an effective institution, one now widely recognised as a leading commercial court,” said the Chief Justice.
Foster recognised the helpfulness of the court staff over the years, especially Yasmin Ebanks, who serves as the FSD´s listing officer. He also paid tribute to the “professionalism and courtesy” of the barristers who have appeared before him, saying that they were “a great credit to the judicial system."
Financial Services Division, FSD, Grand Court of Cayman, Helen Kilpatrick, Judge Angus Foster, Cayman