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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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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Senior Fund Accountant - Luxembourg

Our client a thriving independent fund administration company, located in Luxembourg are currently seeking a Qualified Fund Accountant, to join their growing team.If you are looking for the next step…
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Corporate Secretary

On behalf of our client, an international professional services company are actively seeking a Company Secretary to join their growing team in Luxembourg.       Responsibilities will include: Board meeting…
Ref #175056

Business Intelligence Analyst

We are actively recruiting for a Business Intelligence Analyst to join a highly progressive organization in the Cayman Islands. You will be responsible for completing profit-driven analysis, providing recommendations on…
Ref #175058

Business Intelligence Technical Analyst

We are actively recruiting for a Business Intelligence Technical Analyst to join a highly progressive organization in the Cayman Islands. You will be responsible for completing profit-driven analysis, providing recommendations…
Ref #175060

Senior Software Developer (C++/Chromium)

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Software Developer to join a rapidly growing organization in the Cayman Islands. You will have extensive experience in creating features within the Chromium…
Ref #175061

Investment Analyst

SteppingStones is currently recruiting for an Investment Performance Analyst on behalf a leading Tech Business in Cayman. This role plays an integral part in the firm’s ambitious plans for growth…
Ref #175062

Media Buyer

SteppingStones is working with an exciting new Tech Business to source experienced Media Buyer’s for their expanding Cayman Office. This firm has a very modern approach to work and you…
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Software Engineer

SteppingStones is working with an innovative technology business to source experienced Software Engineers for a fascinating new role. This firm hires the best of the best and is looking for…
Ref #176133

Trust Officer

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: Administering a portfolio of trusts, companies and limited partnerships in accordance with applicable legislation, and Amicorp’s manual and internal procedures; Conducting regular reviews of each entity…
Ref #176135

Temporary Filing Clerk

On behalf of our client, we are actively seeking a Temporary Filing Clerk to assist with a large project. We are looking for someone with a strong attention to detail, organizational…
Ref #176234

Part time Accounts Admin

We are currently recruiting for Part-time office support for a number of clients.We have roles ranging from 12-25 hours a week. The successful applicant will have experience in all of the…
Ref #175295

Paralegal

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join a fast based growing organization, the successful candidate will need to be able to work autonomously, work to tight deadlines and…
Ref #176256

Legal Executive Assistant

We are looking for a Legal Executive Assistant to join a fast paced, growing organization. This organization is going through a huge amount of positive change and growth, and now…
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