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Crown Counsel (Civil - Human Rights) - Cayman Islands

08 February 2018 - By Cayman Islands Government

The Government of the Cayman Islands is currently inviting applications for the following post:

CROWN COUNSEL (Civil – Human Rights)

CI$72,240 – CI$97,176 (approx. NZD$121,000 – NZD$162,500)

Reference: POLA003

The Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the Government of the Cayman Islands. The Solicitor General’s Office (SGO) contributes towards the objectives of the Attorney General in providing comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to Government agencies and various public bodies. It provides an effective and efficient service in the conduct of civil litigation for or on behalf of the Crown.   

TheCrown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights) will be expected to serve a primary role in the provision of advice on human rights and the conduct of related litigation. In addition, the post holder will contribute to the delivery of training within the civil service on relevant human rights issues and reviewing legislation for human rights compliance.  

The role will also undertake work in a wide range of areas including administrative/public law, constitutional law, immigration, tort, employment, freedom of information/data protection, planning and land law, as well as contract preparation and review. Litigation will typically include judicial review, statutory appeals, writ actions and some tribunal proceedings.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Applicants for this position should be a Solicitor, Barrister or Attorney-at-Law qualified to practice in an English-speaking Commonwealth jurisdiction. Applicants must also:

  • possess a minimum of five (5) years’ post qualification experience, of which at least three (3) should directly relate to human rights and/or constitutional law;
  • possess experience of all aspects of civil litigation practice and procedure, including the preparation of pleadings, affidavits and legal submissions;
  • have sound advocacy skills and experience;
  • have knowledge and experience in human rights including the European Conventions on Human Rights, the Refugee Convention and other international and regional human rights instruments;
  • have the ability to undertake detailed and complex legal research;
  • have the ability to provide comprehensive, reliable and timely legal advice;
  • have the ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently;
  • have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Depending on the successful candidate, the appointment would be on contract for two (2) years in the first instance, with the option to seek renewal.  Leave entitlement will be twenty five (25) working days per annum and benefits include air passages, baggage/freight and relocation allowances, a non-contributory Government Pension Scheme and medical and dental coverage.  Please note CI$1.00 = approx. US$1.20, NZD$1.67).

A detailed job description, information on benefits and a Government Application Form are available at:  www.recruitment.gov.ky

Please submit your Government Application Form, as well as a cover letter, résumé/curriculum vitae to:  Leni Tatum, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000. Telephone:  1 345 244 4500.  Email: leni.tatum2@gov.ky

Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 23rd February, 2018

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Last updated on the 8th February 2018