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Newbold Search
British Virgin Islands (VG)
Up to USD$250,000 basic salary plus bonus at 8% tax and full benefits package including relocation
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details


The BVI is a major global dispute resolution centre and is a British overseas territory with a legal system based on English common law. As a significant international finance centre, it provides unparalleled career opportunities for ambitious UK qualified litigators keen to further their careers in a stunning Caribbean island setting!

Our client is a leading international offshore law firm with one of the largest and most established offices in the BVI, as well as in Cayman, Bermuda, Jersey, London, Hong Kong and further afield.  It is actively looking to hire a senior UK qualified commercial litigator – Solicitor or Barrister - for the role of Senior Associate or Counsel in its Tier 1 Dispute Resolution Practice in Tortola. 

In terms of workload, the team specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and dispute resolution, mainly involving company law/shareholder disputes, insolvency, civil fraud/asset tracing and trusts.  You will further build upon your case management experience and gain significant advocacy experience at the interlocutory, trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration and mediation.

Suitable applicants will have the following profile:

  • UK qualified Solicitor or Barrister (and/or BVI admitted);
  • Excellent academic background;
  • Commercial litigation experience from a top city or regional law firm/at the Bar in a major city such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast etc;
  • From 5-12 years’ PQE.

On offer is a very attractive compensation package from USD$180,000 - $250,000 per annum, and bonus at just 8% flat rate tax. Other work-related benefits include flexi-working, premium healthcare, life assurance, and 25 days annual leave plus a generous relocation package. On the lifestyle front, you will enjoy life on a stunning island with beautiful beaches set against a picturesque mountainous backdrop, with plenty of leisure pursuits – including scuba, sailing and hiking – along with a friendly social scene set around the islands’ cafes, bars and restaurants.   


Newbold Search

Newbold Search is a leading legal recruitment boutique that specialises in placing common law trained lawyers overseas into private practice and in-house. With longstanding global client relationships, Newbold Search operates in a wide range of legal markets including:


The Cayman Islands


The Middle East

Jersey and Guernsey

The United Kingdom and Ireland



Jamie Newbold is a well-known and highly respected name in the global legal recruitment industry. Prior to launching Newbold Search, he was a Partner at Taylor Root. Over his twenty year career in legal recruitment, Jamie forged a reputation recruiting lawyers into the offshore jurisdictions, the Middle East and Asia as well as placing partners in London.  Jamie was responsible for opening Taylor Root’s Dubai office in 2007 and also their Singapore office in 2010. He has a wealth of experience of placing lawyers around the world that is unmatched.  Many of his placements are now leaders of their respective firms.

Jamie was previously a commercial litigation solicitor at Norton Rose and Theodore (Addleshaw) Goddard.

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