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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Personal Assistant/Secretary

Our client, a leading law firm, are actively looking for a Personal Assistant/Secretary to start immediately. This is a temporary role and is open to on-island work permit holders or Caymanians…
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AML Manager - Dublin

On behalf of our client, a professional services firm located in Dublin City Center. We are actively seeking candidates for the Role of AML Manager.  This role is with a…
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Senior Administrator - Trust Services - Cayman Islands

On behalf of our client, an international professional services firm, we are actively seeking a Senior Administrator for Trust Services, to join their busy team. This position requires an individual…
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Senior Accountant - Cayman Islands

We are currently seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Senior Accountant to work with a Financial Services organization with offices throughout the world. If you are a self-starter…
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Audit Senior, Insurance

On behalf of our client, we are actively seeking qualified Audit Senior with Insurance experience to join their team in January. Located in Bermuda, this role involves managing client relationships…
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Audit Senior, Financial Services

On behalf of our client, we are actively seeking qualified Audit Seniors to join their team. Located in Bermuda, this role involves managing client relationships and performing the timely audits…
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Corporate Legal Secretary - Temporary - Cayman Islands

Our client, a leading law firm in Cayman, is seeking a Corporate Legal Secretary to join their expanding team!  About the position/key responsibilities: You will be joining an expanding team…
Ref #167579

AVP - Commodity Pool Operator - Fiduciary

On behalf of our client, a thriving Financial Services organization, we are actively seeking an AVP – Commodity Pool Operator to join their Fiduciary Services team. If you are a…
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Litigation Paralegal - Temporary - Cayman Islands

We are actively seeking a qualified and experienced candidate for the position of Litigation Paralegal to join a firm that is rapidly expanding in Cayman.  Duties & Responsibilities:  Assisting Lawyers…
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Funds Legal Secretary - Temporary

Our client, an internationally recognized Law firm, are currently looking for skilled Funds Legal Secretary to join their tight knit funds team. Joining a medium sized funds team, the successful candidate…
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Accounts Assistant - Temporary - Cayman Islands

On behalf of our client, we are actively looking for an Accounts Assistant to join their team. If you are client focused, have strong management skills and are professional, then…
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HR Administrator - Temporary - Cayman Islands

We are actively seeking an immediately available HR Administrator to join our clients small team. The ideal candidate will need to be able to work in a fast paced environment. …
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Sales Manager - Cayman Islands

On behalf of our client an internationally established company. We are currently recruiting a Sales Manager to join their new and exciting venture. This company is new to island and…
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Compliance Officer/MLRO - Cayman Islands

On behalf of our client, we are actively seeking a Money Laundering Reporting/Compliance Officer to join their team. The ideal candidate must be organized and able to multi task; someone…
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