Senior Barrister (Minimum 8yrs Call) - Counsel/Partner Appointment - British Virgin Islands

Our client boasts one of the most robust disputes practices in the Caribbean, attracting consistently challenging and intricate cross-border disputes and insolvency matters. As their BVI office is exceptionally busy, they are seeking a Barrister at the Counsel level who can immediately handle a wide range of complex and high-value corporate and commercial disputes. These cases often involve multiple jurisdictions and encompass financial services and investment funds litigation, civil fraud and asset tracing, enforcement matters, trust litigation, as well as substantial insolvency and restructuring work.

Our client is open to considering a partner appointment based on specific criteria, but in all cases applicants must have a minimum of 8 years of experience as a Barrister in a highly regarded UK commercial or chancery chambers or potentially be coming out of another top tier offshore law firm.

If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information about similar positions in the BVI, Caribbean, Channel Islands, and Asia that we are currently working on, please submit your CV and supporting documents to or use the application link provided below.

Why the BVI?

Working as a lawyer in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offers several advantages, including:

  • High standard of living
  • Low cost of living
  • Beneficial tax regime (approximately 8%)
  • Established legal system and engaging work
  • Diverse and welcoming community
  • Enriching island lifestyle and favourable climate


James O'Brien has been recruiting in the legal sector for over 20yrs. Possessing significant relationships across multiple jurisdictions, with a particular reputation for placing lawyers across the offshore Caribbean, he offers candidates a hands on, consultative approach, working closely with individuals to achieve their career objectives. Feel free to contact him by email in the first instance to arrange a confidential discussion. 

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