June 9, 2019
(CMR) The following statement was issued by Chief Justice Anthony Smellie today (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 shortly be made on the arrangements for the celebration of his life.
Justice Quin was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1978, where he practised for three years until 1981 when he was admitted as an attorney-at-law to the Supreme Court of Bermuda. He served as a Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers of the Government of Bermuda until 1984.
He was admitted as an attorney-at-law of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in January 1985. He practised with Bruce Campbell and Company and as senior partner of the law firm, Quin & Hampson, from 1992 to 2007.
During this period, he served on many occasions as Acting Magistrate of the Summary Court, beginning in 1993 and continuing for many years, prior to being appointed in May 2008 as a judge of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.
UPDATE: FUNERAL PROCESSION NOTIFICATION:
The Court will close, at 1.30 p.m., Friday, 14 June 2019, to facilitate staff attendance at the funeral of Justice Charles Quin, QC. Services resume as usual on Monday morning.
The public is advised that there will be a funeral procession on Friday, 14 June, starting from Bodden Funeral Home on Walkers Road, and travelling via Walkers Road, Smith Road, Huldah Avenue, North Sound Road, Godfrey Nixon Way, and Eastern Avenue to St. George’s Anglican Church on Courts Road. The procession is expected to take place between 12:00PM and 5:00PM.
Motorists are advised to exercise caution if travelling in these areas during this time, and to anticipate possible delays.