St. Helena Government

Crown Counsel (Criminal)

Saint Helena (SH)
£40k pa
20 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
Practice area
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Crown Counsel (Criminal)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC commencing September 2019

£40k pa, taxable in St Helena

A tax free International Supplement will also apply (ranging £15,800 – £22,100 per annum)

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. A new international airport now offers a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

The Attorney General’s Chambers is to be made up of the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, Crown Counsel (Community Care), Crown Counsel (Criminal), Crown Counsel (Commercial), Crown Counsel (Civil), a Legal Executive, two full-time Legislative Draftspersons and a PA to the Attorney General.

You will have conduct of criminal prosecutions on behalf of the Attorney General in the Magistrate’s Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.   This will include preparing and presenting cases in court from the pre-trial stage to appeal.

You will also regularly advise the Police on criminal matters and on occasion advise Customs and other government agencies.  The role can also include providing training to the Police and other law enforcement agencies on criminal law and procedure.  You may also become involved in other matters in the Attorney General’s Chambers including advising on proposed legislation with a criminal law aspect.

As a substantially experienced UK qualified barrister or solicitor, you will have proven advocacy experience, a strong background in conducting criminal cases and have experience running your own caseload.

An extensive benefits package is offered with 30 days leave per annum, fare paid travel for you and your family (spouse/partner and up to three children), freight, pension contribution, relocation allowance plus the International supplement (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: This is where applications must be sent and received by 01 March 2019. Interviews will be held in London on 21/22 March 2019.

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