Solomon Harris is a Cayman Islands law firm founded in 1998 by managing partner Sophia Harris. Based in central George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands, we specialise in offshore corporate commercial work, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance, dispute resolution, and real estate transactions. The firm prides itself on giving client-focused, cost-effective legal advice to both local and international clients wishing to do business in or from the Cayman Islands.
As in previous years, in 2018 the international reviews of Cayman Islands law firms and attorneys based on independent research among specialist professionals and clients show we are recognised by peers and clients alike as a firm whose attorneys are not just technically skilled, but people who take a positive, ‘can-do’ approach to help our clients get the best advice available as quickly as possible. Below are some of the recommendations we received:
Corporate and Commercial - Solomon Harris has particular expertise in corporate, banking, insurance and real estate transactions. In their 2018 survey the Legal 500 found our attorneys’ "understanding of issues is superb". Our clients include major banks, corporates and global accounting firms and in 2018 the Chambers Global research found we are “considered by peers to be a leading authority on the Cayman insurance market and especially acknowledged for its expertise relating to captive insurance companies”. Recommended individuals in this field include our Managing Partner Sophia Harris and Partners Ian Jamieson and Richard Addlestone.
Insurance/Reinsurance - Solomon Harris advises on the set-up, structure, restructuring, regulation and termination of Cayman Islands insurance vehicles. Our team includes Partner Ian Jamieson, for lending and collateral arrangements regarding captives; Partner Richard Addlestone, known in this field for his transactional insurance work and ILS.
Investment Funds - Solomon Harris work in this area includes formation, restructuring and downstream transactional matters, and work for start-up managers. Chambers Global research quotes include "They were outstanding in every way."; "They know what they're doing; they are sensible and down to earth and provide excellent service." Our recognised specialists in this area include Partner Richard Addlestone.
Dispute Resolution - Solomon Harris is known for its insolvency and major banking and commercial litigation practice. Chambers Global recognised our work "...on behalf of some serious clients. They act for billionaires and large corporates; these are the sort of major clients who trust the firm." Partners Laura Hatfield and Kai McGriele and associate Tom Wright are recognised as the department’s key senior attorneys.
Real Estate - Solomon Harris is known for its advice on real estate finance, acquisitions, developments, portfolio management, including leasing, and sales, woth hospitality and tourism sector expertise. The Legal 500 researchers found Solomon Harris "offers extremely good value for money and deep levels of knowledge" with our attorneys praised as "... very commercial, knowledgeable and helpful" and "extremely knowledgeable, pragmatic and reassuring to deal with". Practice team members recognised for their expertise and client service are Partner Ian Jamieson and Managing Partner Sophia Harris.
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The firm is very supportive of and actively participates in a variety of events benefitting the local Cayman Islands community. Our managing partner, Sophia Harris, sets the tone of good corporate citizenship with her ongoing contribution of time, talent and resources to various committees and advisory boards.