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*UK Qualified Commercial Litigator - NQ - 5 Years' PQE - the British Virgin Islands*

Newbold Search
British Virgin Islands
From USD$110,000-$180,000 gross per annum plus bonus at 8% tax, plus relocation and healthcare
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details


The BVI is one of the world's leading global financial and dispute resolution centres and it has rarely been busier.  For ambitious litigation lawyers, this is an excellent opportunity to forge a career with a global law firm in a beautiful island setting combining top quality multi-jurisdictional disputes work with the lifestyle benefits of a short commute, white sand beaches, a thriving expat community and very low levels of taxation!

Our client is a leading international offshore law firm with one of the largest and most established offices in the BVI, alongside offices in Cayman, Bermuda, Jersey, London, Europe, Hong Kong and further afield.  It is pro-actively looking to bring on board a keen and ambitious junior UK qualified commercial litigator to join its Tier 1 Dispute Resolution Practice in Tortola, which is the largest island – and the commercial hub - of the BVI.  The team specialises in high profile and high value cross border disputes work, mainly involving corporate and commercial litigation, insolvency, trusts, funds, shareholders disputes and asset tracing. 

Suitable applicants will be as follows:

  • UK qualified Solicitor or Barrister (or BVI admitted);
  • Strong 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 Newly Qualified to 5 Years’ PQE.

Work will be broad ranging covering all of the above and more, with the opportunity to gain advocacy experience if desired. 

A very attractive offshore compensation package will be offered - from USD$110,000 - $180,000 annual basic salary and plus at a rate of 8% income tax, plus benefits including a generous relocation allowance including one month's housing on arrival, flights, shipment of personal effects and more! 



-             It offers a complete change of environment and a new adventure

-             Vastly improved work/life balance

-             Idyllic location at relatively low cost

-             Highly competitive level of earnings (taxed at only 8%) 

-             Short commute

-             Outdoor lifestyle – amazing sailing and water sports

-             Great place to raise children

-             Active local community; highly sociable for young professionals

-             Very safe place to live



We have specialised in placing lawyers internationally for over twenty years

Our focus is on associate and partner searches and in-house legal searches across the offshore jurisdictions, as well as the Middle East, Asia and London.

We provide strategic recruitment services to leading offshore UK, US and international law firms, boutiques and corporates.


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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