The States of Guernsey are looking to appoint a Mutual Legal Assistance Lawyer to join the Team at Law Officers of the Crown. This is a 5 year fixed term contract position working on a full time basis.
The Office of His Majesty's Procureur is the central authority for the Bailiwick of Guernsey in relation to matters of international co-operation and mutual legal assistance. Both Law Officers of the Crown and staff responsible to them discharge various public functions and provide a range of legal services in order to support and respond to international requests for assistance and related activities. They provide advice and assistance to other jurisdictions in relation to the investigation and prosecution of crime, including the tracing, freezing and recovery of the proceeds of crime, and provide similar advice and assistance in relation to non-conviction based civil forfeiture.
A lawyer is required to assist with the provision of legal advice and assistance in matters relating to asset recovery and mutual legal assistance, and to support the Law Officers in the discharge of their international obligations. The post holder will be required to review and advise upon incoming applications for the tracing, restraint and forfeiture of the proceeds of crime, including the preparation of court applications and related documentation. Working with others in Chambers, they will provide legal advice and assistance to Bailiwick law enforcement officers in connection with the tracing of assets, and the obtaining of evidence in international requests predominantly relating to financial crime. The post holder may also be required to assist in relation to domestic, non-conviction based civil forfeiture proceedings and applications.
Some travel may be required where necessary. The post holder will be expected to perform a representational role at recognised international groups, such as CARIN, for which Guernsey is currently a member of the Steering Group.
Whilst the post holder is expected to be engaged primarily on matters relating to international co-operation, mutual legal assistance, and asset recovery, he or she is expected to engage, from time to time, with other work within Chambers which may include civil litigation and advisory work. There may also be occasions when the post holder will be expected to assist with the provision of other functions (including constitutional functions) carried out by the Law Officers and their professional staff.
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Contact: Nick Whalley - Head of Operations and Transformation on tel. (07839) 101300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing Date: 3 July 2023
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Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role. This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met. The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.
Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.
Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:
- Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
- Satisfactory, Basic Police Check, which can be obtained, at the candidates own expense, from the Guernsey Vetting Bureau, New Jetty, White Rock, St Peter Port, after an offer of appointment has been made. Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft, violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
- Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
- Possession of a valid Employment Permit
Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.
Please note that the States of Guernsey is undergoing a significant period of change and transformation. The officer must acknowledge and accept that the nature and type of duties within the role are likely to evolve and change over time in the course of that transformation. In such circumstances and accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of employment the employer may require the transfer, and/or redeployment, of an officer to other suitable roles within the States.
All employees are expected to uphold the purpose, vision and values of Service Guernsey: one organisation, one purpose, one focus and, in particular, to exhibit behaviours that reflect the core values of teamwork, accountability, customer service and empowerment.
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