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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Assistant Property Manager

SteppingStones are currently recruiting for an Assistant Property Manager to join a leading firm in the Cayman Islands. You will be reporting directly to the Property Manager, responsible for supporting…
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Senior RTA Administrator

SteppingStones are currently recruiting for a Senior RTA Administrator to join a highly reputable organization in the Cayman Islands. You will support the team in providing regulatory compliance and RTA…
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Senior Legal Secretary/Company Administrator

On behalf of our client, a professional services firm based here in Cayman. We are actively recruiting for the role of Senior Legal Secretary - Corporate, to join their team. The…
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Office Manager

We are actively looking for an Office Manager to join a leading Financial Services organization in the Cayman Islands. You will be an integral member of the team, responsible for…
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Cost Accountant

We are currently recruiting for a Cost Accountant to join a key client of ours, taking responsibility for: Completing daily cash outs; Process weekly payables and gratuities; Assisting in the…
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Commercial Trust Manager

On behalf of our client a globally establish financial services company, we are actively seeking a Commercial Trust Manager (CTM) to join their team, here in the Cayman Islands. As…
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Paralegal - Funds - Jersey

On behalf of our client, we are actively seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Paralegal - Funds to work within a reputable and globally recognized firm based in…
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Senior Test Analyst - Temporary

We are currently seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Senior Test Analyst to work with a well-established company based in the Cayman Islands on a contracted basis. If…
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Litigation Legal Secretary - Temporary

Our client, a leading global law firm, is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Litigation Legal Secretary.  The successful Candidate will support the partners, fee earners and their teams in providing…
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Corporate Administrator - Temporary

We are actively seeking an exceptional Corporate Administrator on behalf of our Cayman based client. If you can manage a portfolio of clients as a Corporate Administrator, and if you…
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Funds Legal Secretary - Temporary

Our client, an internationally recognized Law firm, are currently looking for a skilled Funds Legal Secretary to join their tight knit funds team. Joining a medium sized funds team, the successful…
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Director of Finance

Our client, an established, prestige hotel, is seeking a Director to join their Finance team. If you are client focused, have strong accounting skills and are highly professional, then this…
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Account Manager (Office Supplies)

SteppingStones are currently recruiting for an Account Manager to join a very reputable organization based in the Cayman Islands. You will be responsible for managing client relationships and developing new…
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Executive Legal Secretary - Risk & Compliance

SteppingStones are currently recruiting for a Legal Secretary (Risk & Compliance) to join a leading firm in the Cayman Islands. You will be required to work individually and closely with…
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