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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (10 / 20 PQE) (BVI) (TO $275,000) (8% TAX)

Winchester Search – Offshore
British Virgin Islands (VG)
TO $275,000 (8% TAX)
Closing date
29 May 2024

Job Details

Opportunity for a UK admitted barrister or experienced solicitor-advocate with at least 10 years' PQE to join the BVI office of this major offshore firm which has a large established team with a superb track record. You will be working on a broad range of commercial litigation and insolvency matters, including very high-value complex disputes, from urgent interim relief applications to trial, including shareholder disputes, injunctions and commercial trials.

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:

(i) superb climate (average daily high temperatures range from 29C - 33C in Grand Cayman, 28C – 31C in BVI, and 20C – 30C in Bermuda)

(ii)  relaxed nature of island life and being able to live beach-side or in close proximity to the ocean with minimal air pollution

(iii) the climate lends itself to a more healthy lifestyle and participating in the various sports and outdoor activities available

(iv) short commute to work

Ease of transition:

English is the main language and there is a large, friendly and cosmopolitan expat community (circa 50% of the population 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 there are direct flights to London and various North American cities.

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.

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Winchester Search is a boutique search and selection firm with offices in London, Hong Kong and Melbourne and an associated office in Auckland, serving the London, Asian, Australasian and Offshore markets. We specialise in the the recruitment of lawyers at all levels of seniority (from NQ to Partner) and provide discreet, professional and tailored recruitment services to a broad range of clients including the leading UK, US, Australasian and Offshore firms in our markets.


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