Job Ref JMH.JE1333
Salary Attractive Low Tax Salary
Experience Level 2- 5 YRS PQE6 - 8 YRS PQE
Practice Area Litigation
Demand for litigation expertise in the Jersey legal market is strong at present, with the leading firms experiencing high volumes of work. As one of the market leaders, our client advises on some of the largest and highest profile disputes in the jurisdiction, with matters spanning the full range of mainstream commercial litigation, insolvency and contentious banking and financial services. It is complex and interesting work with plenty of client contact and scope to get the sort of hands-on responsibility that can be scarce in a larger onshore team.
Joining at a mid-senior associate level you will be encouraged to take a leadership role in matters and as these skills develop, your opportunities for progression will be excellent. All lawyers are encouraged to play an active part in client management and business development efforts.
The Channel Islands
For a city-based lawyer who thrives on big-ticket work but craves an escape from the rat race, few places compete with the Channel Islands, home to two of the world’s premier offshore financial centres. Jersey and Guernsey have strong and highly competitive legal sectors, housing teams that number many alumni of the leading London or international outfits amongst their ranks. They do complex blue-chip work, in a nice environment without the trappings of a big law firm culture. Work-life balance tends to be good, leaving plenty of time to enjoy what is an enviable coastal lifestyle and London is only an hour away making it easy to get that city fix when (or if) you need it.
Interviews will take place by videoconference with start dates typically around 3-4 months later (depending on your notice period). Our clients provide comprehensive assistance with visas (where required) and relocation.
The role is likely to suit someone with 3-6 years’ post-qualification experience of complex commercial and/or financial services litigation. You will have a track record with a respected UK/equivalent law firm and will be admitted in the UK, Ireland or in a Commonwealth jurisdiction (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa).
Good salary (expected range £90k-£110k) with reduced tax rate (20%). Comprehensive benefits, bonus, and relocation package (flights + temporary accommodation on arrival + expenses allowance).
Origin Legal International
Our team has 25 years’ experience of helping lawyers to make international and offshore moves. If you would like to find out more about this role or chat about an overseas move in general, please get in touch.