St Helena Government

Crown Counsel (Civil)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC commencing Early 2021 

£40k pa, taxable in St Helena

A tax free International Supplement will also apply (ranging £15,800 – £22,100 per annum)

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK.

You will have conduct of civil litigation on behalf of the Attorney General in the Magistrate’s Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.  This will include preparing and presenting cases in court from the pre-action stage to appeal.

You will  regularly advise the various Directorates of the St Helena Government on a wide range of matters including but not limited to  employment, clinical negligence, personal injury, general contractual disputes and administrative law proceedings.

You may also become involved in other matters as directed by the Attorney General or Solicitor General.

As a substantially experienced UK or Commonwealth qualified barrister or solicitor you will have proven advocacy experience, an in-depth understanding of civil procedure, a strong understanding of civil litigation and experience in running your own caseload.

An extensive benefits package is offered with 30 days leave per annum, fare paid travel for you and your family (spouse/partner and up to three children), freight, pension contribution, relocation allowance plus the International Supplement (see overseas vacancy information).

An application form and further information can be found at

Or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email:

Applications must be sent to by midnight on 15 November 2020. Interviews will be held by skype.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed. We would like to thank you for your interest in working for the St Helena Government.