Jamaican Born Woman Attains World’s Highest Score in Law Exam
Jo-Anne Jackson-Stephens Jamaican Lawyer
Jo-Anne Jackson-Stephens

Jo-Anne Jackson-Stephens, a Jamaican born associate attorney at Higgs & Johnson in the Cayman Islands, has received a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners *STEP) excellence award in recognition of attaining the highest mark in the world on the Company Law and Practice examination. She has worked at Higgs & Johnson since October 2015 and said she was very happy and grateful to learn about her score. She said she was competing with many talented people from around the world who also took the exam and credited hard work and dedication for her achievement. Jackson-Stephens attended Immaculate Conception High School in St. Andrew and finished her law degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Barbados. She received her CLE at the Norman Manley Law School in 2006 and a Master’s degree in business administration at the University of Oxford in 2012. She wanted to enter the legal profession because she enjoys problem-solving and “wanted the challenge of finding wealth management solutions” for her clients in the constantly changing global legal environment. STEP is an international professional association that has more than 20,000 members in 95 countries, chiefly working as trust and estate attorneys, accountants, and trust specialists.

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