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Subject to the Legal Practitioners Law , a judge may admit to practice as an attorney-at-law in the Islands any person who –
(b) (i) is entitled to practice at the Bar of England and Wales or the Bar of Northern Ireland; and
(ii) having received a certificate of call from either of those Bars, has either-
(A) served twelve months pupillage in England, Wales or Northern Ireland; or
(B) served the term of articles in the Islands required by the Third Schedule of the Legal Practitioners (Students) Regulations (2007 Revision);
(iii) is a member of the Faculty of Advocates of Scotland or a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England, Scotland or Northern Ireland;
(iv) is an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Jamaica;
(v) is a Writer to the Signet of Scotland or a solicitor admitted to practise in Scotland; or
(b) satisfies a judge that he is entitled to practice in any court of any of the Commonwealth and possesses a qualification comparable as to standard law, practice and procedure with those specified in paragraph (a); or
(c) is qualified to practice as an attorney-at-law under regulations made under section 20.

(2) Whoever is qualified under subsection (1) may apply for admission to practice as an attorney-at-law and such application shall be made in writing addressed to a judge and be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court together with-
(a) the certificate of the applicant’s call to the Bar or, as the case may be, of his admission to the Faculty of Advocates or of his admission as solicitor, Writer to the Signet or Law Agent aforesaid, or the corresponding certificate relating to any qualification referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection (1); and
(b) an affidavit signed by him in the presence of the Clerk of Court, who shall subscribe his name as a witness thereto, verifying that the certificate is a true certificate and that the applicant is the person named therein and that he is qualified as prescribed by subsection (1) (hereinafter referred to as “the prescribed qualification”):
Provided that a judge may exempt any such person from producing the said certificate and from verifying the same if he is otherwise satisfied that the applicant possesses the prescribed qualification

(3) A judge may, for due cause, refuse to admit any applicant to practice as an attorney-at-law notwithstanding that he may possess the prescribed qualification unless such person is being admitted to practise as an attorney-at-law under paragraph (c) of section 3(1).

The Law School does not have Hall of Residence. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodations on Islands. Information relating to accommodations can be found in the classified sections of the local newspapers or arrangements can be made through a real estate company.

Following receipt of an unconditional written offer from CILS, international applicants must apply for a student visa from the Cayman Islands Immigration Department. Details of this procedure will be supplied by CILS following the making of an unconditional offer. If English is not your first language, then you must demonstrate your English Language competence either on the basis of the qualification your are offering (i.e. English being a main component of it) or by successfully undertaking the Mature Students Entrance Examination. For further guidance please contact the Department of Immigration 1345-949-8344 or visit their website at www.immigration.gov.ky.

Entry requirements for the full and part-time degrees are laid down in the Legal Practitioners (Students) Regulations (2007 Revision). Generally, the academic entry requirement for students who are under 21 years of age on 1st May in the year they start their course is at least two General Certificate of Education Advanced Level passes in addition to three General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) passes of Grade C or higher standard. The GCSE subjects must include English Language and one of Mathematics or a Natural Science subject or Geography or Economics. Other prescribed combinations of passes may be acceptable (but proof of attainment of an acceptably high English Language standard is essential) as may other prescribed qualifications recognized as being of a comparable standard, such as an Associates Degree with a sufficiently high GPA. Students who are over 21 years of age on 1st June in the year of intended entry who do not possess formal qualifications may take the University of Liverpool Mature Students’ Entrance Examination. Further particulars of the Law School’s admission requirements, together with a copy of the Application Form, can be obtained from our Admissions Policy which can be downloaded from the CILS website: www.gov.ky/lawschool.

Copy of law either provided by the Law Revision Commission or through the Archives.

  • The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly sends to the Legislative Drafting Department, a copy of the Bill that has been passed by the Legislative Assembly, together with any amendments to the Bill that have been made by the Legislative Assembly.
  • The Legislative Drafting Department makes any necessary changes and sends bound copies of the Bill to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, for signing.
  • The Clerk of the Legislative Assembly returns the signed Bill to the Legislative Drafting Department and the Bill is then forwarded to the Attorney-General for his Legal Report.
  • The Attorney-General sends his signed Legal Report and the Bill to H. E. The Governor, for Assent.
  • The Governor signs the Bill (making it a Law) and sends the Law to the Clerk of Cabinet, for sealing.
  • The Governor sends the sealed Law to the Legislative Drafting Department, for publication in the Official Gazette.

No. We provide services to our clients which are the Government and Authorities.

The requirements are:

  1. A certificate of incorporation of the Company issued under Regulations 9 and 10 of the Legal Practitioners (Incorporated Practice) Regulations 2006
  2. Memorandum and Articles of Association
  3. Register of Directors
  4. Register of Officers
  5. Register of Members and Register of Shareholders
  6. Copy of insurance Coverage
  7. A Cheque made out in the amount of CI$2,000.00 payable to the Cayman Islands Government.
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