Cayman Islands Government

Crown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights)

Location
Cayman Islands (KY)
Salary
£76,400 - £102,800
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

The Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the Government of the Cayman Islands. The Solicitor General’s Office (in the Portfolio of Legal Affairs) contributes towards the objectives of the Attorney General in providing comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to Government agencies and various public bodies. It also provides effective and efficient service in the conduct of civil litigation for or on behalf of the Government. The Solicitor General’s Office is currently inviting applications for the following post:

Crown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights)

CI$75,852 – CI$102,036 (approx £76,400 - £102,800)

Reference: POLA003

The Crown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights) will undertake civil litigation and provide legal advice and assistance to Government Ministries, Departments and statutory authorities.

Responsibilities of the Crown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights) will include:

  • undertaking litigation and provision of advice on a wide range of matters such as immigration, tort, employment, data protection and freedom of information, planning and land law, with particular emphasis on human rights and constitutional law;
  •  conduct of litigation within all tiers of the courts, including judicial review, statutory appeals, writ actions and some tribunal proceedings, particularly in relation to human rights, constitutional law and public administrative law; and
  • contributing to the delivery of training within the civil service on relevant human rights issues and reviewing legislation for human rights compliance.

Applicants for the Crown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights) role should:

  • be a Solicitor, Barrister or Attorney-at-law qualified to practice in an English-speaking Commonwealth jurisdiction, with at have at least 5 (five) years of relevant post- qualification experience, including experience with all aspects of civil litigation practice and procedure (preparation of pleadings, affidavits and legal submissions);
  • have sound advocacy skills and experience, be able to effectively conduct independent research and provide comprehensive, reliable and timely legal advice;
  • 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; and

  • be able to work effectively both as part of a team and independently, and 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 that no income tax is payable in the Cayman Islands (CI$1.00 = GBP£1.01).

Detailed job descriptions, 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 or,curriculum vitae to: Mark Harrison, HR Manager, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000. Telephone: 1 345 244 2336. Email: mark.harrison@gov.ky

 

Please include the relevant reference number(s) on your application.

 

Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday 2nd September, 201