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The offshore team at Origin Legal are amongst the most experienced offshore legal recruiters in the world. If you are looking for lawyer jobs offshore or are just interested in finding out about the advantages and potential drawbacks of a moving offshore as a lawyer, contact Jason Horobin or check the Origin Legal website for a host of offshore legal resources.

“Will I be able to come back?” It is the question we get asked most consistently by people looking for legal jobs offshore. The answer is certainly yes, but with one caveat…people rarely want to. No longer does a lawyer moving offshore have to resolve to spending their career on a small island. Offshore lawyers can be found working out of Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Dublin and London as well as the more ‘traditional’ offshore financial centres in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.

It is a truly international market that offers the opportunity to do world-class work in firms that are stacked full of lawyers who trained and practised at top onshore firms before taking their careers offshore.

Why? Everyone will have their own reasons but most will alight on some of these; more responsibility earlier, more client contact from the outset, technically complex and fast moving work, improved work-life balance, smaller and less hierarchical firms, better career progression, good salaries with lower (or zero) tax-bills, or lifestyle advantages outside of work.

For an up to dare list of offshore lawyer jobs or to find out more about offshore legal opportunities that may suit your experience and meet your career goals, contact Jason Horobin at Origin Legal.

Head of International Team
Jason Horobin

Consultant
Charlotte Hooper

Testimonials

"Jason is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with and his key strength is that he is genuinely open and honest with candidates. I've worked with recruiters before who I felt were willing to push me into roles that weren't suited to me and Jason stood out because I trusted his advice completely. Thanks to Jason I was able to secure a great position in the Cayman Islands and I haven't looked back since!"

"I couldn't recommend Jason highly enough. He has his finger on the pulse of the offshore legal world and is very professional to work with. He is also very responsive and knowledgeable on the practicalities of moving offshore, especially from London. Great to work with."

"Jason was incredibly helpful, reliable and proactive.  He put so much thought into enhancing my application and assisting with interview preparation.  He’d promptly seek feedback to share with me as soon as he could, which was very welcome after an interview!  I can’t recommend him and his team enough if you’re looking for a new role as their wealth of experience places you in safe hands." - Associate, Guernsey

Featured Vacancies

This elite offshore law firm fields one of the strongest transactional teams in the Jersey market.

This multi-office offshore law firm is looking for a senior corporate/banking associate to join its growing team in the British Virgin Islands.

This global offshore law firm is looking for a mid-level commercial litigation/dispute resolution lawyer to join its Bermuda office.

Not all of our jobs are advertised on our website. We get new jobs on a daily basis and we would be delighted to talk to you in more depth, please pick up the phone or email us.

“If I move to an offshore law firm, will I be able to come back?”

By Jason Horobin | January 24, 2020
“If I move to an offshore law firm, will I be able to come back?”​ It is the question we get asked most consistently by people considering legal jobs offshore. The answer is unequivocally yes, although with one caveat…in our…
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FAQ: I’m an English Solicitor – can you help me to find a role in the USA?

By Jason Horobin | January 24, 2020
I’m an English Solicitor – can you help me to find a role in the USA? We frequently receive enquires from Solicitors in the UK looking for a role in America. We thought we’d share our advice on this.   …
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A move to the Channel Islands: FAQs

By Jason Horobin | January 13, 2020
A move to the Channel Islands: FAQs What is the work like?   When speaking to trainee solicitors considering a move on qualification, we are often asked the same questions.  Here we answer a few of those FAQs and interview…
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A move to the Channel Islands: Advice for a Newly Qualified Solicitor

By Charlotte Hooper | January 7, 2020
A move to the Channel Islands: Advice for a Newly Qualified Solicitor “With net NQ starting salaries up to 60% higher than in the regional market, it’s easy to see why an ever-increasing number of trainees are beginning their legal…
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2020 NQ’s – Your timeline for securing an international role

By Jason Horobin | September 25, 2019
2020 NQ’s – Your timeline for securing an international role If you are considering an overseas move when you qualify, it pays to do a bit of preparation in advance. The timeline below sets out a recommended process which we…
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Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our CV Template

Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our NQ CV Template

When it comes to international recruitment, the option to interview over Skype, BlueJeans, or one of the many other online videoconference platforms.

Although it is increasingly commonplace for firms to use videoconferencing at some stage in their international recruitment.

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Good CV’s, and bad, come in all shapes and sizes, and if you ask ten people for advice, they will likely give you ten different answers

If this is your first time interviewing for Partnership or another senior level post you are likely to notice some significant differences.

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