Ian Jamieson


Ian joined Bedell Cristin (formerly Solomon Harris) in 2008 and became a partner in 2012. Prior to this he worked for a number of onshore law firms, including Eversheds. He also worked for another leading offshore law firm in the BVI for four years where he focused on banking and corporate law as well as Caribbean property matters.

Ian's main area of expertise is all types of real estate, with significant experience in hotel transactions. He is also highly experience in banking finance, conveyancing, development work and commercial and residential leasing.

Ranked in band 1 by Chambers and partners, Ian leads a highly efficient and client-focused team that was responsible for the largest real estate deal in the history of the Cayman Islands. The team has acted in six of the last eight major hotel transactions, including the first acquisition of a hotel in the Cayman Islands by a Japanese REIT.

  • Solicitor* - England & Wales
  • Solicitor* - BVI
  • Attorney at law - Cayman Islands


Industry focus
  • Member of the drafting committee for the changes to the strata titles registration law and was responsible for reviewing and amending the initial draft of this legislation
  • Ian has also contributed to a number of publications and briefings
  • 'Leading individual' - Legal 500 Caribbean 2019
  • 'Leader in their field' - Chambers Global 2018
  • Project Finance Deal of the Year - IFLA - 2012
  • Lead Cayman counsel on the acquisition and subsequent sale of the Westin Hotel, Grand Cayman
  • Headed legal counsel team on the acquisition of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
  • Lead Cayman counsel on the acquisition and subsequent sale of the Sunshine Suites, Grand Cayman
  • Lead counsel on the sale of the Grand Caymanian/Holiday Inn, Grand Cayman
  • Real estate finance specialist Ian Jamieson is 'very commercial, knowledgeable and helpful'.
    Legal 500 2017
  • Responsive, sensible and pragmatic in his advice as well as being very strong on industry knowledge.
    Legal 500 Caribbean 2019
Cayman real estate agents and property developers have until 29 May 2019 for AML registration
22 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

A Special Notice published by the Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment (‘DCI’) informs Real Estate Agents and Property Developers that under the Anti-Money Laundering (Designated Non-Financial Business and Professions) (Amendment) (No.2) Reg...

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Solomon Harris lawyers to speak at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2019 Cayman Islands Property and Construction Conference
Property 13 Mar 2019 Cayman Islands

Three lawyers from the real estate team of Solomon Harris, now part of Bedell Cristin, will speak at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2019 Cayman Islands Property and Construction Conference on Friday 15 March.

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What is the new stamp duty position on linked transactions in the Cayman Islands?
Property 02 Jan 2019

The Stamp Duty (Amendment) Law, 2018 (‘Law’) came into effect on 19 December 2018 introducing Stamp Duty on ‘Linked Property Transactions’ from 31 December 2019.

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Welcome delay in change to Cayman Islands Stamp Duty law gives developers another year before Stamp Duty increase
Property 21 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

In a significant alteration to draft legislation, the Cayman Islands Stamp Duty (Amendment) Law 2018 (‘Law') allows developers with planning permission in place by 30 June 2019 to have a year to take advantage of the pre-existing regime for stamp duty on ‘l...

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Legal 500 Caribbean recognises lawyers from Solomon Harris
Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation Property 07 Dec 2018 Cayman Islands

Legal 500 has released its 2019 Caribbean Guide, and partners Laura Hatfield and Ian Jamieson have been named as leading individuals.

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Cayman stamp duty bill extends concessions for Caymanian first time buyers
Property 07 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands Government has good news for those Caymanians looking to buy their first homes in the Cayman Islands.

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Buying Cayman property as part of a land purchase and development contract package? Act now to beat 1 January 2019 stamp duty changes
Property 07 Nov 2018 Cayman Islands

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