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The States of Guernsey

  • Location:

    Guernsey

  • Sector:

    Lawyers

  • Job type:

    Permenant

  • Published:

    89 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-01

Your new job in Economic Crime

Have you thought about a career in Guernsey? The States of Guernsey are looking for Investigating Lawyers to join the Economic and Financial Crime Bureau, a new enforcement agency dedicated to tackling financial crime and recovering the proceeds of unlawful conduct.

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a renowned International Finance Centre that accounts for almost 40% of Guernsey’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Safeguarding the integrity of the sector is vital to the Bailiwick’s reputation and continued prosperity.

The recently launched Economic & Financial Crime Bureau (EFCB) is Guernsey’s enforcement response to the threats and risks the Bailiwick faces as a global financial hub. It is an independently led enforcement entity that is working towards becoming an autonomous agency with its own statutory powers. Its mandate is to investigate serious and complex economic crime, money laundering and the recovery of the proceeds of unlawful conduct.

The EFCB is comprised of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) that acts as an operationally independent authority for the receipt and analysis of Suspicious Action Reports (SARs) and an investigatory body.

The latter consisting of criminal investigation teams, a civil recovery team, a specialist advisory team and a Case Development Unit.

The EFCB is looking to recruit investigating lawyers to strengthen its capabilities to investigate serious economic crime effectively and to fulfil a number of key international objectives.

The investigative lawyers will provide legal input, advice and direction to criminal casework and financial investigations that underpin the recovery of the proceeds of unlawful conduct. Working alongside investigating officers, the successful applicants will play a key role in determining case strategies, operational plans, driving focused investigations and timely case progression.

Why Guernsey?

Home to just 65,000 people, Guernsey is situated just off the coast of France, where you can enjoy the benefits of island-life whilst getting the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, well respected jurisdiction.

In recent months, Guernsey’s amazing community spirit has been highlighted around the world for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, we don’t have to social distance or wear masks. There are restrictions at our borders that allow us the freedoms we currently have in place.

Apply now: www.gov.gg/economiccrime

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