David Holland - Partner

David Holland

David specialises in all aspects of family law, including matrimonial finance, pre and post nuptial agreements, and children issues of both a private and public law nature. He regularly deals with high net worth divorce matters with an international element. Many of his cases involve trust issues and jurisdictional challenges. David has significant experience dealing with child relocation applications and child abduction proceedings.

In addition to his family law caseload, David deals with a host of other private client matters, and he is a certified Civil Court Mediator.

David previously worked as a lawyer in Northern Ireland and London. Before joining KSG, he was an Associate Attorney in the family law team of another firm in the Cayman Islands since 2009. He has developed a strong practice and reputation in the field of family law.

David is a member of the Cayman Islands Association of Mediators and Arbitrators, and the Cayman Islands Family Law Bar Association.

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  • KP v JB [2012 (2) CILR 249] – temporary removal of child from the jurisdiction and the first case to consider the impact of the Children Law (2012 Revision) coming into force.
  • P v P [2014 (2) CILR Note 1] – considerations/principles when making shared residence orders.
  • AT v TT [2014 (1) CILR Note 10] – enforcement of child maintenance arrears beyond 12 months.
  • SE(J) v E(J) and another (4 September 2014) – third party beneficial interests in property in ancillary relief proceedings and the circumstances giving rise to a common intention trust.
  • M v S-E (6 March 2016) – the definition, identification and division of matrimonial assets in ancillary relief proceedings.
  • DCFS v SH and WH (7 May 2014) – provides practice guidelines for parties and defines the duties of the Court in public law proceedings.
  • PC v JC (5 February 2016) – permanent removal of children from the jurisdiction - the classification of different types of relocation case.