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

2014-04-01T11:52:00+01:00By 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.

Americas and the Caribbean

Your contact for this region is Ben Stevenson

Ben Stevenson

International Policy Adviser: Americas and Caribbean