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Announcing the Passing of Hon Justice Quin

Justice Quin served the Cayman Islands very admirably as a Judge of the Grand Court for more than ten years.

With the passing of Hon Justice Charles Quin, Cayman Islands Government leaders offer their condolences with the following statements:

“With great sadness I learned of the passing of Justice Charles Quin. He was a well-respected man who had contributed greatly to justice in the Cayman Islands and the local region over a long career. We are indebted to him for his service. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time,” His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper, said.

The Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin said: “It is with deep regret that the Premier and the Government of the Cayman Islands recognises the passing of Justice Charles Quin who was a Grand Court judge and indispensible member of the law community in the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Quin passed away from this earthly realm Friday evening at home surrounded by his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his surviving family members: wife, Diana; and sons, Nicholas, Thomas and William; and his daughter-in-law Jessica.

Justice Quin first arrived in the Cayman Islands in 1985 and worked as an attorney, serving as a senior partner for Quin and Hampson from 1992 to 2007. He became an acting magistrate of the Summary Court in 1993 and served there for many years before being named a judge of the Grand Court in May 2008.

He had a passion for the Cayman Islands and its people. He will truly be missed by all who had the privilege to know him.”

The following was issued by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie on Sunday, June 9, 2019 on behalf of the Judiciary and the family of Justice Charles Quin—his wife Diana, and his sons Mr. Nicholas Quin, attorney-at-law; Dr. Thomas Quin; and Mr. William Quin, Sports Agent:

“I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of the Honourable Justice Charles Quin, QC. Justice Quin, who had been ill for some time, passed peacefully at home on Friday evening (June 7) in the company of his wife and sons.

Justice Quin served the Cayman Islands very admirably as a Judge of the Grand Court for more than ten years, prior to which he practised at the Bar of the Cayman Islands and in other regional jurisdictions for more than 25 years.

Justice Quin was very greatly admired and respected within the Judicial Administration, the Cayman Islands legal fraternity and the wider Cayman community, as well as in other jurisdictions around the Commonwealth.

He will be greatly missed and the jurisdiction will always be grateful for his service.

An announcement will be made on the arrangements for the celebration of his life.”