COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (3 - 6 PQE) (CAYMAN ISLANDS) (US$150K - US$175K) (TAX-FREE)
Opportunity to join the Cayman office of this award-winning tier 1 ranked offshore Magic Circle firm. You will need to be admitted in the UK, Australia, New Zealand or Canada and have gained between 3 - 6 years' post-qualification experience at a leading national, international or offshore firm, or a respected set of chancery/commercial chambers.
The team's main areas of specialisation include banking and financial disputes, civil fraud and asset tracing, corporate and commercial disputes, enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards, insolvency and restructuring, insurance disputes, professional negligence, regulatory disputes and trusts disputes. Clients include multinational corporations, investment and private equity funds, insolvency practitioners, and domestic and international financial institutions.
Winchester Search is a boutique independent search and selection firm serving the offshore, Asian, Australian and London markets. Simon Scott, head of our offshore practice, has specialised in recruiting lawyers for offshore law firms since 2009 including working in Grand Cayman for four and a half years during this period. He is a Cambridge University graduate who initially practised as an employment lawyer before switching to legal recruitment in 1996. With over a decade's experience of the offshore market behind him, he has forged strong relationships with managing partners, heads of department and senior HR personnel at all the major offshore firms.
There are several compelling reasons why a significant number of lawyers from the world’s leading international law firms across the globe decide every year to make a combined career and lifestyle move to Cayman, BVI and Bermuda:
Due to the low tax rates you can earn more than at Magic or Silver Circle firms in London whilst working more predictable hours, still being able to undertake interesting, high-value work on behalf of major blue-chip clients, and having greater client contact and opportunity for travel and business development.
Quality of life
(a) Superb climate (average daily high temperatures range from 29C - 33C in Grand Cayman; 28C – 31C in BVI; and 20C – 30C in Bermuda).
(b) Much shorter commute to work (whether on foot or by bike, scooter or car).
(c) Being able to live in close proximity to the ocean.
(d) Far more relaxed nature of island life.
(e) Extremely picturesque surroundings where there is virtually zero air pollution.
(f) The climate lends itself to participation in sport and outdoor activities, whether water sports and activities (swimming, snorkelling, paddle-boarding, kitesurfing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, canoeing), team sports (there are leagues for football, cricket, rugby, hockey etc) or individual sports and activities (cycling, jogging, crossfit, outdoor yoga, golf, tennis).
Ease of transition
All the islands have English as their main language and have a very friendly, lively and cosmopolitan expat community (circa 50% of the population in Bermuda, BVI and Cayman are expats drawn from every corner of the globe), which makes settling into island life much easier. In addition, no exams are necessary to get admitted and practise in Cayman, BVI or Bermuda.
Please note that we are only able to respond to applicants who satisfy the criteria set out in the job spec above and whom we believe will be of interest to our clients.