Commercial Litigation - Associate, Senior Associate & Counsel level roles

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    Highly competitive salary, bonus, healthcare, pension and other fringe benefits, as well as relocation assistance.

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    566 days ago

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    31 December 2022

We are currently instructed by the Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Jersey and Hong Kong offices of several major global offshore firms to search for chancery/commercial barristers at various levels of seniority:

- Associate (candidates will require between 2 – 4 years’ post-pupillage experience)

- Senior Associate (candidates will require between 5 – 12 years’ post-pupillage experience)

- Counsel (candidates will require between 12 – 20 years’ post-pupillage experience)

All candidates will need to be admitted in England and Wales, possess a strong academic record and have gained substantial advocacy experience.

The work on offer is high quality and often complex, very high value and cross-border in nature.

The range of matters you will be exposed to is broad ranging and can include: commercial disputes (including fraud and asset tracing claims, freezing and other injunctions and enforcement of foreign judgments); corporate disputes (including claims against directors, shareholder disputes, malpractice and professional negligence); contentious trusts (including breach of trust claims, administrative applications, claims by and against beneficiaries and trustees and protectors, Hastings-Bass applications); insolvency and restructuring (including winding up and cross border insolvency applications, restructuring applications, liquidation, negligence and partnership disputes); financial services disputes (including funds, banking and insurance claims and claims by investors and creditors); and regulatory advice (including contentious and non-contentious offshore restructuring and regulatory matters, often in conjunction with onshore counsel and other professional services providers).

All the roles offer a highly competitive salary, bonus, healthcare, pension and other fringe benefits, as well as relocation assistance.

Winchester Search is a boutique independent search and selection firm serving the offshore, Asian, Australian and London markets. Simon Scott, head of our offshore practice, has specialised in recruiting lawyers for offshore law firms since 2009 including working in Grand Cayman for four and a half years during this period. He is a Cambridge University graduate who initially practised as an employment lawyer before switching to legal recruitment in 1996. With over a decade's experience of the offshore market behind him, he has forged strong relationships with managing partners, heads of department and senior HR personnel at all the major offshore firms.

He has placed barristers from a varied background of chambers (including Crown Office Chambers, Fountain Court, 4 Kings Bench Walk, XXIV Old Buildings, Outer Temple, Quadrant, 4 Stone Buildings, St Philips, Three Stone) into numerous major offshore firms in Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and the Channel Islands. A number of those candidates have since become Partners, including at Appleby, Carey Olsen, Conyers, Harneys, Ogier and Travers Thorp Alberga, and one of them is now Global Co-Head of Litigation.

Should you be interested in applying or finding out further details about these vacancies, please contact Simon for a confidential discussion on 0203 355 3898 or email at simon.scott@winchester-search.com

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