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Jacqueline Conolly


Jacqueline Conolly obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in History from the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) in 1983.

She then furthered her studies by obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster, London, England.

She completed her professional training by attending the Inns of Court School of Law and became a Barrister-at-Law, England and Wales in 1985. She was subsequently admitted later that year as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands. She is a Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

On Jacqueline's return to the Cayman Islands she worked as Deputy Clerk of Courts and later as Crown Counsel with the Cayman Islands Government where she advised on a broad spectrum of criminal and civil matters including labour law matters, immigration appeals, Merchant Shipping matters, contracts, leases, personal injury and medical negligence claims.

In 1989 Jacqueline attended a course at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London where she studied legislative and contract drafting as well as treaty negotiations.

In 1991 she joined Ritch & Conolly and has specialised in civil and commercial matters.

In her practice, Jacqueline has focused on advising private clients and major businesses on local practice matters such as employment issues, business relocations, immigration matters (including work permits, key employee status, business staffing plans, permanent residence for wealthy retirees and 8 year residents, Caymanian status and naturalisation), property acquisitions and sales, commercial and residential leases, mortgages, yacht registration, wills, the administration of estates, patents and trademarks.

Jacqueline is a Notary Public and a member of the Maritime Sector Consultative Committee. She is a former Chairman of the Labour Law Appeals Tribunal and a former member of the first Health Insurance Commission.

In December 2021 Jacqueline became a consultant to the partnership.


  • Attacking Foreign Assets – Lloyd’s of London Press Ltd (1992)
  • International Execution against Judgment Debtors – Sweet & Maxwell (1993)

Admitted In:

  • England and Wales
  • Cayman Islands

Practice Areas:

  • Employment and Cayman Islands Labour Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Mortgages
  • Licensing
  • Wills & Administration of Estates
  • Patents & Trademarks
  • Yacht Registration & Shipping

Member of:

  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Maritime Sector Consultative Committee

Directory Recognition:

  • "Very knowledgeable and thorough, the attorneys at this firm know their stuff and are very customer service oriented" - Legal 500, 2021
  • "Highly active senior associate" - Legal 500, 2021
  • “Senior associate Jacqueline Conolly is great to work with – she is knowledgeable on all legal and professional aspects of the tasks she handles. She is also always readily available and handles all tasks expeditiously” – Legal 500, 2020
  • “Approachable, knowledgeable and very good at what she does” – Legal 500, 2018
  • "Jacqueline Conolly is a key senior associate" - Legal 500, 2017

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