Ian Jamieson LLB
Admitted to bar, 1997 England and Wales as a solicitor (does not practice as a solicitor in the UK); 2001 as a solicitor in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) (does not practice as a solicitor in the British Virgin Islands); 2008 as an Attorney at law in the Cayman Islands.
Education: Huddersfield University, England (LL.B 1994), College of Law, York, England (1995).
Member: The Law Society of England and Wales; Cayman Islands Law Society.
Practice Areas:Conveyancing; Real Estate Development (including timeshares); Banks and Banking; Corporate Law; Mutual Funds; Business Law; Local Licensing; Shipping Law; Aviation Law.
- The Dangers For Lenders Of Occupier Rights In Land Following The Decision Of The Grand Court Of The Cayman Islands In CIBC Cayman Limited v R. Christiansen and E. Christiansen;
- Cayman Ship Registration - The Professional's Choice;
- The Death of Virtual Execution;
Ian Jamieson qualified as a solicitor in the UK in 1997. He articled with Thomas Magnay and Co in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, U.K. undertaking a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious work. Upon qualification, he moved to the real estate department of Hammond Suddards in Bradford. After 18 months at Hammonds, Ian returned to the north-east of England to work for McKeags LLP, where he led a team of six staff in their Real Estate Department, dealing with high volume transactional work. Ian was then approached by Smith-Hughes Raworth and McKenzie (now Maples and Calder), to work in the British Virgin Islands. Ian worked there as an associate from 2001 until 2006 during which time he gained extensive experience in the areas of banking and corporate law as well as augmenting his property experience to encompass Caribbean property matters.
Ian returned to the UK in 2006 in order to be with his wife who had commenced a UK training contract. During this time Ian was approached by and worked for Eversheds LLP in Newcastle having acted for them whilst in the BVI. Eversheds is one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the UK. Ian spent 2 years with Eversheds’ corporate support and commercial property team dealing with a wide spectrum of real estate and related corporate matters. He was also Eversheds designated first point of contact for Caribbean corporate advice. Once his wife had qualified as a UK lawyer, Ian relocated back to the Caribbean with Solomon Harris where he undertakes a variety of work including real estate, banking law, corporate and commercial matters and shipping law. Ian was promoted to Partner in October 2012 and is the current head of Solomon Harris’ Property and Banking Finance Department.
Since joining Solomon Harris, Ian has acted in several large matters including the acquisition by Intertrust Group, the Dutch corporate and fiduciary services group, of Close Brothers (Cayman) and Close Bank (Cayman). Ian was then subsequently retained by Intertrust in relation to a further acquisition of a corporate services provider and the associated refinancing which that entailed.
Ian also acted in the financing of Jurong Aromatics which won the IFLA Asia award for “Project Finance Deal of the Year” 2012.
Ian has written a column for a Caribbean-wide real estate magazine detailing the procedure, benefits and pitfalls of purchasing real estate in both the BVI and the Cayman Islands and has presented several in-house real estate seminars whilst in the UK and seminars to bank employees in Cayman, focusing on the need to ensure proper security is placed in relation to financing transactions. He has also had articles on corporate law published on Mondaq.