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Law Officers Department

Legal Adviser - Economic Crime and Confiscation Unit

This is an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor or Barrister with at least 10 years PQE (7 gained in serious and complex financial crime) to join the Economic Crime and Confiscation Unit (“ECCU”) at the Law Officers’ Department in Jersey, which was established in 2017. The team currently has four Legal Advisers (two of whom are also Crown Advocates), two Assistant Legal Advisers, one Accountant, one Detective Sergeant and a Civilian Investigator. Due to the upcoming MoneyVal assessment in either 2023 or 2024, ECCU is recruiting a Legal Adviser to join the team.

The focus of the work is on significant economic crime risk to Jersey and prosecuting complex international financial crime and money laundering cases. In addition, the work will include reviewing Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”) and preparing applications for the forfeiture of assets under the Forfeiture of Assets (Civil Proceedings)(Jersey) Law 2018.

You will provide advice and give comprehensive legal guidance focussed on medium and high-risk cases of money laundering both domestic and trans-national in nature. You will also be required to act up for Senior Legal Advisers and manage and supervise a team of lawyers, support staff, police officers and civilian investigators.

The work will be interesting, challenging and varied, working with different government agencies both in Jersey and internationally. You will have the support of a friendly, inclusive, and highly professional team at the Law Officers’ Department, under the leadership of the Attorney General for Jersey.

We offer a very competitive salary and generous relocation package for anyone who relocates to the Island to take up this post. For more information and to apply online, please visit: Job details (gov.je)

Should you have any questions, please contact Howard Tobias - Director - Criminal Division via email - h.tobias@lawofficers.je

 

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