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Countries in the Commonwealth Caribbean have legal systems based on English common law, other jurisdictions use civil law based on French, Dutch and Spanish codes. The Caribbean Court of Justice acts as a court of original jurisdiction for CARICOM disputes, and a final court of appeal for some countries.


How to practise in the Caribbean

1 April 2014Updated: 23 October 2014By International Coordinator

This practice guide provides information on the legal systems in the Caribbean, the regulation and representation of the profession and an outline of how solicitors qualified in England and Wales can be admitted to the local bars.

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Legal Life in... Costa Rica

14 May 2015

Carlos Francisco Camacho, Junior Partner at Arias & Muñoz and part of our Latin America delegation for International Marketplace, shares his views about his Legal life in Costa Rica.

Law Society condemns murder of former Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago president

9 May 2014Updated: 25 November 2014

The Law Society has expressed shock and sadness at the murder of former Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago president Dana Seetahal SC.

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Americas and the Caribbean

Your contact for this region is Ben Stevenson

Ben Stevenson

International Policy Adviser: Americas and Caribbean