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Senior Legislative Counsel (Law Reform)

Job Details

  • Agency: Portfolio of Legal Affairs
  • Reference: POLA003
  • Posted: 12-Oct-2020
  • Closing Date: 02-Nov-2020
  • Salary: CI$101,436 - CI$136,428
  • Job Description


The Cayman Islands Government is currently inviting applications for the following post within the Law Reform Commission of the Portfolio of Legal Affairs:

Senior Legislative Counsel (Law Reform)

In conjunction with the Director, the Senior Legislative Counsel will be responsible for reviewing the laws of the Cayman Islands with a view to their systematic development and reform. This will include the modification, elimination, repeal, simplification and modernization of current laws, as well as the development of new areas of legislation.

The Senior Legislative Counsel will formulate policy, conduct proactive and reactive research, prepare scoping papers, issues papers, discussion papers and develop final reports on matters reviewed by the Law Reform Commission. They will also be required to contribute to consultative meetings (with representatives of the private sector, Ministers and Senior Civil Servants) and draft clear, unambiguous and relevant legislation (both primary and secondary).

Applicants must:

  • be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Attorney-at-Law in a Commonwealth jurisdiction;
  • possess a Diploma or Master of Laws in legislative drafting;
  • have an ability to undertake in depth research;
  • have an ability to draft major and complex legislation and other legal documents;
  • be able to demonstrate accurate use of the English language;
  • have an ability to assimilate complex facts quickly; and
  • be able to exercise sound judgement.

Applicants must have:

  • at least seven (7) years of post-graduate experience, five (5) of which must have been spent in a law reform or legislative drafting office of a Government Department, Statutory Authority or other public body; and
  • relevant experience in formulating policy, conducting research, writing consultation papers, developing recommendations for law reform and drafting relevant legislation.

It is essential that applicants have at least seven (7) years of post-graduate experience, at least five (5) of which having been spent drafting legislation in a Government Department, Statutory Authority or other public body. Applicants should have an extensive professional knowledge of Caymanian statute law and the statute laws of the UK and other jurisdictions, current legal knowledge, and considerable professional knowledge of Cayman and UK legislative practice. Applicants should also have experience in supervising staff, with relevant management training and/or qualifications.

Please submit your application form together with any additional supporting documentation to: Mark Harrison, HR Manager, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000. Telephone: 244 2336 Email:

Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday, 2nd November, 2020

Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law, Personnel Regulations, the Public Service Pensions Law and the CINICO Health Plan as may be amended from time to time. Pension and health benefits are non-contributory.