Hon Samuel Bulgin JP
Ex-Officio Member, Attorney General
Government Administration Building, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Mr. Bulgin was appointed Attorney General and Official Member of the Legislative Assembly 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 legal qualifications 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.
His Portfolio responsibilities include the Legal Department, Legislative Drafting, Law Revision, Law Reform Commission, Financial Reporting Authority, The Anti-Money Laundering Unit, and the Law School. He is also a Justice of the Peace for the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Bulgin is married to Cindy Jefferson-Bulgin, Registrar General, General Registry.
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 and member of the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy.
As Attorney General, Mr. Bulgin is the principal legal adviser to the Government and the Legislative Assembly. His office provides legal advice and legal representation to all Government departments and some Statutory Authorities and Government companies. His office is also responsible for the drafting of all Laws for the Cayman Islands Government.
Mr. Bulgin has represented the Cayman Islands Government on numerous conferences and negotiations internationally. He was also Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for the year 2010 – 2011.