Samuel Bulgin

Personal Information

Mr. Bulgin was appointed Attorney General and Official Member of the Legislative Assembly (now Parliament) and Cabinet in July 2003. The appointment to Attorney General was preceded by his service as Solicitor General for six years and, prior to that, as Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel from 1992 to 1998.

As an Attorney-at-Law Mr Bulgin obtained his LLB (Hons) and Certificate in Legal Education (CLE), from the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School, respectively. He was the recipient of the Chancellor’s prize for the Law of Human Rights, the Sir Colin McGregor Memorial Prize; and the H.H. Dunn Memorial Prize for Legal Drafting and Interpretation. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

Prior to his employment with the Government of the Cayman Islands, Mr. Bulgin served in the Resident Magistrate’s Courts, Jamaica as Clerk of Courts and a Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica. He was also an Associate Lecturer in Law at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.

As Attorney General Mr. Bulgin is the principal legal adviser to the Government and the Parliament. His office provides legal advice and legal representation to all government departments, statutory authorities and government companies. His office is also responsible for the drafting of all Acts, and subsidiary legislation for the Cayman Islands Government.

As Attorney General, his Portfolio responsibilities include the Legal Department, Legislative Drafting, Law Revision, Law Reform Commission, Financial Reporting Authority, The Anti- Money Laundering Unit, and the Truman Bodden Law School.

He is a member of the Grand Court Rules Committee, member of the Insolvency Rules Committee, Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group, member of the National Security Council, member of the Legal Advisory Council, and member of the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy.

Mr. Bulgin has represented the Cayman Islands Government on numerous conferences and negotiations internationally, including at the OECD, FATF, CFATF, CARICOM, UK/Cayman Constitutional negotiations, MLATs, and Law of the Sea delimitations. He also served as Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for the year 2010 – 2011.

He is also a Justice of the Peace for the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Bulgin is married to Cindy Jefferson-Bulgin, Registrar General, Cayman Islands Government.