Lawyers and those working in the field of legal practice in Grand Cayman can balance an exceptional work-life balance that can’t be found elsewhere. Considered one of the world’s largest financial centres, there is a strong demand for lawyers with exceptional legal experience in Corporate and Commercial, Insolvency, Finance, Funds, Litigation and Trust practice. Below, we share some insights into law and legal practice careers in the Cayman Islands.

Educational and Work Requirements for Legal Practice Candidates

To pursue a law career in Grand Cayman, non-Caymanian candidates must currently be a barrister or solicitor in another Commonwealth jurisdiction such as the UK, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. They must also possess at least 3 years of post-qualified experience before being eligible to practice Cayman law.
For a career as a paralegal in Grand Cayman, candidates are required to complete the required post-secondary education in this specialization.

Qualities of Successful Law Candidates

Candidates looking to pursue a career in legal practice in the Cayman Islands should have exceptional experience in a wide range of practices. Financial law specialties such as Funds and Trust, Corporate and Commercial and Insolvency are considered an asset. There is also a market for lawyers and barristers specializing in Property, Family and Employment law. Preference is given to magic/silver circle experienced candidates.
Paralegals and legal secretaries should also possess at 3 years of industry experience, working within financial law disciplines. Candidates should have exceptional communication skills, judgment and decision-making skills as well as an interest in the field of law.

Possible Careers in the Legal Industry

There are a wide-range of career opportunities in Grand Cayman, including the following:

  • Corporate Attorney / Senior Attorney
  • Executive Legal Secretary
  • Funds Attorney
  • General Practitioner
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate Attorney

Salary and Career Outlook

A lawyer in Grand Cayman can earn an average salary upwards of $150,000 per year, plus health benefits and relocation allowances. Keep in mind, experience, background and area of expertise will play a role in the amount you earn. Many career analysts predict the legal industry will grow by 6 percent over the next 5 to 10 years. The ever-growing financial services industry will inevitably lead to an increase in career opportunities in legal practice. Paralegals and legal secretaries can expect a salary in the $60,000+ range.

Browse the latest legal practice jobs in Grand Cayman and contact the career specialists at SteppingStones for information about starting your legal career in the Cayman Islands.

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Captive Insurance Manager

SteppingStones is actively recruiting a Captive Insurance Manager to join our client’s highly regarded, Captive team. With offices across the globe and plans for expansion, this is an exciting opportunity…
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Accounts Assistant

We are actively recruiting on behalf of a key client for an Accounts Assistant to join an expanding finance function.We are looking for someone with previous experience in Accounting, who…
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Senior Compliance Officer

On behalf of our client an internationally recognized financial services organization, we are actively seeking a Senior Compliance Officer to join their growing Cayman Islands based team.    Duties; Identify…
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Temporary Accounts Assistant

We are working on behalf of our client to recruit a Temporary Accounts Assistant in to their team.This role is looking for someone that can start immediately.You must be on…
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Group Financial Crime Risk Manager

On behalf of our client a highly successful financial services company with a global presence is actively seeking a Group Financial Risk Manager to join their growing London team.  …
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Fund Administrator

On behalf of our client a highly successful financial services company with an international presence, we are actively seeking a Fund Administrator to join their London based team.    Duties;…
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Senior Manager

On behalf of our client, we are accepting applications for their Senior Manager vacancy. This role covers both the Corporate side of the company and their sales side.   Responsibilities include;…
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Receptionist/Administrator- Temporary

We currently have numerous temporary vacancies for motivated, reliable and professional Administrators and Receptionists. If you are an on-island, immediately available to start a new role and do not require a…
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Head of Finance and Operations

SteppingStones is actively recruiting a Head of Operations and Finance to join our client’s creative team. The successful candidate will join the Senior Management team and will be responsible for…
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HR Coordinator

We are actively seeking a HR Coordinator to join our clients Cayman Islands based team. If you are Caymanian, hold PR or have RERC, read on for more information. Responsibilities; Candidates will be…
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Restaurant Floor Manager

SteppingStones is actively recruiting a Restaurant Floor Manager for a high-end hotel here in the Cayman Islands. As RFM you will manage the day to day operations of the restaurant…
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Trainer

SteppingStones is actively recruiting a Trainer on behalf of our client’s successful Cayman Islands based business. If you are Caymanian, have RERC or hold PR, this may be the role…
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Administrator, Corporate Secretarial Services

SteppingStones is actively recruiting an Administrator, Corporate Secretarial to join our clients successful team.  Located in the Cayman Islands, this is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to join a…
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Reservations Manager

On behalf of our client, a globally recognized and highly respected contender in the hospitality industry, we are actively seeking a Reservations Manager to join their professional team.      …
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