Sophia-Ann Harris (née Solomon) was the founder of the law firm Solomon Harris, which was established in 1997, and of which she was the Firm’s Managing Partner. The Firm merged with Bedell Cristin in 2018, and Mrs. Harris continued as Managing Partner until her retirement from the firm on 15th August 2020. Mrs Harris also formerly served as a council member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Caymanian Bar Association.
Mrs. Harris’ specialties included banking, investment funds, corporate and commercial law, trusts (she was a Trust and Estate Planner), immigration and all aspects of local licensing law.
Over the years, Mrs Harris has assisted Government in drafting Immigration laws from time to time. She is a past Chairman of the Business Staffing Board for the Cayman Government and the Immigration Appeal Tribunal. Mrs. Harris also served as a past Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd. and served on its Board of Directors until May 2022. Mrs. Harris is a Past President of the Chamber of Commerce, and during her term with the Chamber she has addressed the United Nations on a number of occasions, including the United Nations General Assembly, on constitutional matters for the Cayman Islands. Mrs. Harris was first appointed as a Member of the Anti-Corruption Commission on 15 August 2016 for a three-year term and was re-appointed for a further three years. On 15th August 2020, Mrs. Harris was appointed as Chairman until her term ended under the legislation. Mrs. Harris was also a member of the Cayman Islands Constitutional Commission until 2021.
Mrs Harris is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Utilities Company, Ltd and is Chairman of its Governance and Sustainability Committee.
Mrs Harris served as the first female president of the oldest Rotary Club in the Cayman Islands and also served as the first female Assistant Governor for the Rotary Clubs in the Cayman Islands.