HUNT AND MINNS – CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS, CPR 2022 PRACTICE GUIDEMarch 10, 2023 Download PDF
A publication of The Bahamas Judicial Education Institute (BJEI), the Practice Guide supports The Supreme Court Civil Procedures Rules, 2022 (‘CPR 2022’), which came into effect March 1, 2023.
According to Chief Justice Sir Ian R. Winder, these rules “significantly change the procedural landscape of civil litigation practice in The Bahamas”. “The new regime” he stated, “is designed to enhance the administration of justice by dealing with cases before the court in a manner that is responsive, fair, just, cost-effective, expeditious and proportionate”.
GrahamThompson Partner Leif Farquharson, KC who heads the firm’s Litigation Practice, welcomed the reforms implemented by CPR 2022, as “critical for the modernization of the civil practice in The Bahamas”. Adrian and John’s contributions he underscored as an example of the firm’s decades long commitment of service to the judiciary.
As contributors, Adrian and John undertook a process that included extensive research, authorship and review of guidance notes in support of the new rules.
The Practice Guide, is expected to be an essential tool for navigating CPR 2022. To obtain a copy of the Rules, visit The Judiciary of The Bahamas’ website here, The Supreme Court Civil Procedures Rules, 2022 Practice Guide, March 2023. The Rules are supplemented by Practice Directions.
Adrian Hunt and John Minns are both Partners in GrahamThompson’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.
Adrian is an experienced civil litigator who has appeared as lead counsel before all levels of Courts and Tribunals in The Bahamas on behalf of local and international private and institutional clients. His practice is focused primarily in Admiralty, Employment, Personal Injury, Insolvency, and Intellectual Property law.
John’s practice encompasses a broad range of litigation matters including banking, trusts, personal injury, land disputes and judicial review matters. John also regularly advises with respect to employment matters.