Crown Counsel (Criminal)

Location
Cayman Islands (KY)
Salary
£72,290 – £97,243 per annum tax free
Posted
24 Jan 2017
Closes
17 Feb 2017
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

The Cayman Islands Government is currently inviting applications for the following two posts within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions:

CROWN COUNSEL (Criminal) 

CI$72,240 – CI$97,176 per annum  
(approx. £72,290 – £97,243 per annum tax free)

The two Crown Counsel positions will be responsible for conducting prosecutions and complex criminal litigation on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  

Operating at all levels of the Court system, including the Cayman Islands’ Court of Appeal, Counsel will be required to advise law enforcement agencies, and to undertake extradition and mutual legal assistance matters.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills 

Applicants for these positions should be a Solicitor, Barrister or Attorney-at-Law qualified to practice in an English-speaking Commonwealth jurisdiction. Qualified to practice in the Cayman Islands in accordance with the Legal Practitioners Law (2015 Revision), applicants must also: 

•    possess a minimum of five years’ post qualification experience, including substantial criminal advocacy work in all tiers of the courts, and experience of processing mutual legal assistance requests and in white collar crime prosecutions;
•    have a sound knowledge of criminal law, mutual legal assistance treaties, human rights and constitutional law, evidence law practice and procedures; 
•    possess strong advocacy, interpersonal, negotiation, research and analytical skills.

The remuneration package for these roles includes a non-contributory pension scheme and medical coverage.

Application Forms and Job Descriptions are available at our Website: www.recruitment.gov.ky     

Please submit your application form, cover letter, résumé or curriculum vitae to: Mark Harrison, Human Resources Manager, Portfolio of Legal Affairs & Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, 4th Floor, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000. Telephone:  244 2336.  Email:  mark.harrison@gov.ky 
            
Deadline for receipt of applications: 17th February, 2017