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*Commercial Litigation Solicitor or Barrister - Counsel/Partner Role - the British Virgin Islands*

Newbold Search
British Virgin Islands
From USD$200,000 - $250,000 salary plus bonus and premium benefits at 8% flat rate tax
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

*Commercial Litigation Counsel/Partner Role - Experienced Advocate - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS*

Our major global offshare law firm client is seeking a Counsel/Partner to join its prestigious Dispute Resolution team in the BVI.

It’s BVI office is large and well established.  Its litigation team on the ground in Tortola consists of over 20 lawyers, and it is regularly ranked in the top tier of all the regional legal directories. Working as part of a global team across multiple international jurisdictions, they have a winning track record and provide seamless cross-border client service. Its dispute resolution group has been involved in the most significant global offshore disputes and complex cross-border restructurings and insolvencies taking place in the region, achieving success for clients and often helping shape the law.

In terms of the role itself, you will work on a range of commercial litigation and insolvency matters as a valued senior team member. Work will involve high-value, complex disputes from urgent interim relief applications to trial, including shareholder disputes, injunctions and commercial trials.  Case management and regular advocacy in the courts will be required.

Suitable candidates should have the following skills and attributes:

  • An excellent academic track record;
  • Admitted as a Barrister or Solicitor in the UK or the Republic of Ireland;
  • From 8 years’ post qualification experience at a major global/national law firm or well regarded chambers;
  • Commercial litigation experience including some or all of the following areas – shareholder disputes, sanctions work, insolvency litigation, trust disputes;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proven track record in advocacy.

On offer is a very attractive compensation package from USD$200,000 - $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'll have an idyllic life outside of the office, enjoying island life and surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches set against a picturesque mountainous backdrop, and with plenty of leisure pursuits – including scuba, sailing and hiking – on offer!  BVI is also a very friendly, community-based place to live with regular social opportunities based around the islands’ numerous 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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