Cayman Placement Scheme - Information for Trainees

Cayman Trainee Placement Scheme: 2024

Student applications for places commencing before 31 December 2024

The Chancery Bar Association and the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association are pleased to announce that applications by Caymanian articled clerks for placements in Chancery Chambers in England and Wales commencing before 31 December 2024, will open to students on 1 December 2023.

The Chambers who are members of the Scheme are set out below:

20 Essex Street
4 Stone Buildings
Erskine Chambers
Maitland Chambers
Quadrant Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers
Serle Court
Ten Old Square
Three Stone 
Wilberforce Chambers
XXIV Old Buildings

The placements are governed by the terms of the Framework Agreement entered into by the above Associations and Society in May 2014.   Student’s attention is particularly drawn to paragraphs to 10 to 23 (inclusive).

Cayman articled clerks may apply to up to 3 sets of chambers for a 12 week placement.  Each application should be completed on a separate form and all forms returned, completed and scanned, by e-mail to  Forms must be received by 5pm (GMT) on Monday 15 December 2023.  The Form that is used should be that found at the top of this page.

Applicants are also asked to complete and send in with their application(s) a Diversity Monitoring Form (again found above) though this is not compulsory.

Offers by Chambers will be made by 5pm (GMT) on 12 January 2024 and must remain open for acceptance until 5pm (GMT) on 26 January 2024.

Acceptances must be notified to Chambers and the ChBA by 5pm (GMT) on 26 January 2024.

If necessary, a clearing process will then operate to try to match any unsuccessful applicants with Chambers.

Any acceptances under the Scheme will be subject to the agreement of the ChBA and the Legal Advisory Council of Cayman.

Anticipated Timetable (subject to change)

2023/24 Timetable (proposed)

for places commencing before 31st December 2024

The proposed timetable is as follows (but subject to change):

  • Cayman Trainee Applications open 1 December 2023
  • Cayman Trainee Applications close 15 December 2023
  • Offers from UK Chambers to Cayman Trainees by 12 January 2024 (offers to be open until 26 January 2024)
  • Acceptances by Cayman Trainees by 26 January 2024
  • Clearing process: 29 January to 31 January 2024