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States of Guernsey

  • Location:

    Guernsey

  • Sector:

    Justice and Public Safety

  • Job type:

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Published:

    411 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    12 February 2023

Investigating Lawyer - Economic and Financial Crime Bureau (EFCB)

The States of Guernsey are looking for a Investigating Lawyer to join the team at the Economic & Financial Crime Bureau.

The EFCB’s primary focus is to investigate money laundering, terrorist and proliferation financing, sanctions breaches, serious economic crime and to recover the proceeds of unlawful conduct using conviction and non-conviction based legal remedies. Much of these activities will be linked to cross-border financial services business and includes the facilitation by parties within Guernsey of offences in other jurisdictions such as fraud, bribery and corruption or terrorist financing.

To achieve its challenging objectives and, importantly, timely operational outcomes, the EFCB will comprise of teams of financial investigators supported by specialised functions such as intelligence officers, lawyers and forensic accountants. These teams will be responsible for:

• The detection and investigation of economic crime and money laundering (and related financial investigations to trace criminal proceeds); and

• Preparing cases to be taken forward as prosecutions and confiscation or as applications for forfeiture.

The Post Holders will be qualified lawyers with a proven background in dealing with economic crime, money laundering and civil recovery. Their role will be domestically and internationally focused and specifically to provide legal and investigatory oversight to individual cases from the outset of their appointment.

The post holders will be employed by the States of Guernsey upon the recommendation of a specialist recruitment panel. They will be directly responsible to the EFCB’s Head of Operations. They will work closely with members of the Law Officers’ Chambers and in particular the Serious Economic Crime Prosecutors. They will also work collaboratively with the Head of Law Enforcement and with Guernsey's Financial Intelligence Unit; the latter falling under the umbrella of the EFCB.

Prosecutions will be presented by specialist Advocates within the Law Officers’ Chambers, assisted and supported by the post holders. There may also be subsequent opportunities for the post holders to study for professional qualification as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey to achieve local rights of audience.

Please note - Salary will be based on skills and level of experience, in line with civil service pay structures the successful candidate can expect to be offered a salary within the range taking into account the prospect of future increases within the salary band.

For full job description & to apply click HERE

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