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Assistant Public Solicitor - Civil

St. Helena Government
Saint Helena (SH)
Closing date
19 Oct 2021
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St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC starting as soon as possible

In this vital role, you will be the primary lawyer dealing with civil litigation, with a case load of mainly clinical negligence and personal injury claims. Ideally the candidate will also be able to provide general advice in relation to a wide range of civil legal queries including employment law and family law.

You will be required to represent clients in respect of proceedings in the both the Magistrates’ and Supreme Court, including preparation of all documents and advocacy up to and including final hearing. The instruction of Counsel is rare.

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid.

The Public Solicitor Office is currently made up of the Public Solicitor, Assistant Public Solicitor, Consultant solicitor and trainee CILEx.

You will be a UK Solicitor or barrister with experience in representing in the County Court and High Court. A skilled communicator with a flexible approach, you will be computer literate and have strong analytical talents.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded by the UK Government through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £48k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information at
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:
An application form is available via the apply button where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email:

Applications must be sent to and received by 19 Oct 2021.

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.


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