Job Ref JH/03/24
Salary Likely To Be In The Range Of £110k To £130k Per Annum
Experience Level 2- 5 YRS PQE
Practice Area Corporate & CommercialLitigation
This is a live opening for a UK/Commonwealth qualified Commercial Litigation lawyer to join one of the world’s leading offshore law firms. If you are looking for something that offers top-tier professional exposure combined with what is, for most people, a very positive lifestyle change, this could be ideal.
- You will advise international clients (banks, financial institutions, onshore firms) on some of the biggest cases in the world, so you will find that the work is complex and interesting. Cayman is home to lots of ex-City litigators and we don’t hear any complaints about the quality of work.
- The team sizes are smaller so even in a leading firm like this you will get variety. You could find yourself working on major banking/financial services litigation or advising companies on high-value shareholder disputes. There will likely be some be some exposure to asset tracing, freezing and injunction work, and perhaps some fraud/white-collar crime. Contentious insolvency and mainstream commercial/contractual litigation are also commonplace.
- Work here tends to be very client facing. If you enjoy building relationships and getting involved in business development, this could be the ideal environment. It also offers the opportunity to begin forming your own network.
- There is plenty of scope for progression, but in any case, you will be joining one of the market leaders so this will look good on your CV if you ever decide to move on.
- It can be financially quite lucrative. Cayman is not cheap, but you don’t pay any income tax and so with a salary likely to be in the range of £110k to £130k per annum, plus all the usual benefits, most lawyers should notice a significant uplift in disposable income.
Outside of work, Cayman has a great deal to offer to someone who is keen to escape city life. Its year-round sunshine makes it perfect for someone who enjoys an outdoor lifestyle with opportunities for all sorts of water sports, sailing, diving, or just hitting a beachside bar or restaurants. It has a buzzing social scene, making it an extremely easy place to settle, and if you do feel the need to get a fix of metropolitan life, you can be in Miami or Havana in about an hour.
*Please note that we have confirmed this role remains live despite the current coronavirus pandemic. Interviews are done by skype and can be arranged at convenient times. Start dates are typically around five or six-months from the outset*
Contact Jason at [email protected] or on +44 (0)1206 233 514 to discuss this further. More information including our Lawyers Guide to Living and Working in the Cayman Islands can be accessed on the international resources page of our website (or just drop me a line and I will send you a copy).