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Ian advises on all types of real estate matters under Cayman Islands law, 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.

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.


  • Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Solicitor - BVI (non-practising)
  • 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


  • Band 1 – Chambers Global 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020
  • 'Leading individual' - Legal 500 Caribbean 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 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
  • Ian Jamieson – Ian is a fantastic attorney, has a wonderful manner and his clients love him.

    Legal 500

  • Mostly work with Ian Jamieson. Outstanding individual and very happy to have him deal with our real estate matters. Very experienced and most importantly always available for us. Gives us the right advice to make sound decisions. Have now worked with him for over a decade and consider him one of the best in his field.

    Legal 500

  • Michael Sharvin and Ian Jamieson are well regarded lawyers. Michael Sharvin is incredibly responsive and thorough and goes above and beyond for our clients.

    Legal 500

  • Ian Jamieson is the standout member of the team. His experience and reputation for excellent client relationship management over an extended period are impressive.

    Legal 500

  • Ian Jamieson is one of the most hard-working, approachable and helpful individuals in this space. He’s also exceptionally knowledgeable and a great problem solver. Clients love his attitude.

    Legal 500

  • Ian Jamieson has been my primary contact for years. He understands the firm’s capabilities and resources and is always available for questions.

    Legal 500

  • A very well-respected attorney in real estate and real estate finance. He is incredibly easy to work with and is focused on providing a common-sense, practical solution to problems.

    Chambers & Partners

  • Responsive, sensible and pragmatic in his advice as well as being very strong on industry knowledge.

    Legal 500