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LOCUM CROWN COUNSEL (CIVIL) in the Attorney General’s Chambers

St Helena Government
South Atlantic
£48k pa pro rata, depending on experience and qualifications, plus generous International Supplement
Closing date
28 Jun 2023

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Experience Level
Senior Level
Full Time
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St Helena Island, South Atlantic: 2 months (Subject to discussion, flexible between 2-6 months)

£48k pa pro rata, depending on experience and qualifications, plus generous International Supplement

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. This presents a lifestyle opportunity

The island’s team of Law Officers currently comprises the Attorney General, two Crown Counsel (Civil) Crown Counsel (Criminal)), with one full-time Legislative Draftspersons.. The Chambers are run professionally.

In this responsible role you will give legal advice to all organs of Government. Your effective and professional service in the conduct of civil proceedings will include dealing with pre-action correspondence, taking instructions from clients, drafting documents, advocacy in court, strategically directing such litigation and advising on a variety of government contracts.

Comfortable with tight pressured deadlines, you are a UK or commonwealth qualified solicitor or barrister with experience of commercial contract work and substantial experience of civil litigation, particularly in employment and medical negligence. The court structure is sound.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

•              An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at

•              Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at

•              Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary

•              Annual Leave of 20 days per annum pro rata plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available at where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email:

Applications must be sent to and received by 4pm on16th June 2023

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV. 

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification. Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.


A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the construction of an airport due to be operational in early 2016. The island has its own legal system and legislature based on English law.

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