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Lawyer (Civil Litigation & Social Care)

States of Guernsey
Guernsey (GB) (GG)
£57,066 - £77,034 per annum
Closing date
23 Oct 2020
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Lawyer (Civil Litigation & Social Care) (69260)

Service Area

Law Officers to the Crown

Grade: SO2 to SO4 - £57,066 - £77,034 per annum

Full Time


The States of Guernsey are seeking to appoint a Lawyer (Civil Litigation & Social Care) to join the team at The Law Officers of the Crown.

The Law Officers’ Chambers are responsible for providing legal advice and assistance, including representation, to the governments of Guernsey, Alderney and Sark and other public sector clients as well as to the Crown.

The Civil Litigation Team handles a wide and interesting variety of litigation and litigation-prevention work often arising from the statutory and customary responsibilities and duties of different branches of government.

The day to day civil litigation case load of the team ranges from simple debt collection to civil forfeiture, asset recovery and mutual legal assistance; from public law litigation including judicial review and dispute resolution work through to the various specific statutory appeals from administrative decisions (for example population management matters); cases involving Human Rights aspects; and data protection issues, including some subject access requests. The social care work includes the full range of court applications under the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law, 2008 as well as adoption cases and also adult social care and capacity issues.

The Team requires an excellent in house “all-rounder” civil litigation and social care lawyer with relevant experience to assist in the provision of legal advice on the whole range of civil litigation and social care issues that impact on government.


We offer a competitive salary and generous pension scheme. 

In order to work in Guernsey, you will be eligible for a Medium Term Employment Permit. This will allow you and your family the opportunity to become residents in Guernsey for five years. *

We offer an attractive relocation package** which includes a lump sum of up to £5,000, rent allowance payable over 2 years and a house purchase grant.

*t&c’s apply

** Please see Relocation Directive 2018 for full terms and conditions

How to apply

For full information and to apply please click the apply button

Closing Date 8th October 2020

Are you looking for a career that will make a difference, where you could face new and challenging situations every day?


There are regular career opportunities for people wishing to work within Justice and Public Safety, all of which include extensive training and development opportunities.

Contact Us
  • Sir Charles Frossard House,
  • La Charroterie,
  • Guernsey,
  • GY1 1FH
  • GB
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