December 3, 2023

Cayman: Public comments requested on Settled Land Act

Friday, 1 September 2023 – The Law Reform Commission invites stakeholders and members of the general public to comment on the issues identified in the Discussion Paper titled “Settled Land Act” and, in particular, to submit their views on the options for reform presented for discussion.

The Discussion Paper aims to determine whether the Settled Land Act (1998 Revision) should be repealed. The Act provides a mechanism for creating successive interests in land that is rarely used today. However, the continued operation of the Act has implications for the modern system of land trusts and land registration in the Cayman Islands.

The Discussion Paper explains the historical origins of the Act, outlines the existing Cayman Islands legislative regime relevant to settled land and trusts, and identifies the difficulties with the current system. The Paper presents two options for reform for consideration.

The Discussion Paper may be viewed on the following websites: or or a copy may be collected from the Offices of the Law Reform Commission.

Submissions should be forwarded no later than 1st December, 2023 to the Director of the Law Reform Commission in one of the following ways –

(a) by email to [email protected];

(b) by hand delivery to the Law Reform Commission, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman; or

(c) by post to the Law Reform Commission, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman KY1-9000.

Read Settled Land Act Discussion Paper

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