Sophia Harris

Managing Partner

Sophia was the founder of the firm Solomon Harris which merged with Bedell Cristin in 2018.

She trained and practised with Hunter & Hunter (now Appleby) before leaving to establish Solomon Harris in 1997.  Sophia is managing partner of Bedell Cristin's Cayman Islands practice and heads up the relocation and local licensing team.  

Sophia’s specialties include banking, hedge funds and unit trusts, corporate and commercial law, trusts, immigration and all aspects of local licensing law.  Sophia regularly advises and helps companies on all aspects of business relocation or restructuring, including their interaction with CIMA and any other government entities, including Immigration.



  • Attorney at law - Cayman Islands
  • Council member of the Cayman Island Law Society
  • On the Board of Directors - Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited
  • Former Chairperson for the Immigration Department's Business Staffing Plan Board
  • Former Chairperson of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal and part of the Immigration Review Team
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Anti-Corruption Commission by appointment of H.E. the Governor of the Cayman Islands
  • STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Member
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  • Addressed the United Nations on a number of occasions including the United Nations General Assembly on constitutional matters for the Cayman Islands.
  • 'Individual of the year in Offshore Services' - Client Choice Awards - International 2013
  • 'Leading lawyer 100' - 2012 Guide, Lawyer Monthly

Sophia's understanding of issues is superb

Legal 500

Sophia Harris is an excellent resource; she readily grasps problems, provides solutions and crafts complex wills and foundations that meet clients' demands

Legal 500