The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory some 580 miles south east of Miami, Florida. The Islands have seen enormous foreign investment over the past 25 years and now enjoy major overseas interests in a tourism, development and finance-based economy. The Islands had more than one million visitors in 2011.
As a British Overseas Territory, the Islands have a common law system similar to that of England and Wales, Australia, Canada and other overseas territories. With a significant growth in their economy, the Islands inevitably have become the venue of multi-national investment and multi-jurisdictional commercial agreements and litigation.