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Crown Counsel (Civil - Human Rights)

Job Details

  • Agency: Portfolio of Legal Affairs
  • Reference: POLA002
  • Posted: 10-Oct-2018
  • Closing Date: 31-Oct-2018
  • Salary: $75,852 - $102,036
  • Job Description

The Government of the Cayman Islands is currently inviting applications for the following post:

CROWN COUNSEL (Civil – Human Rights)

The Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the Government of the Cayman Islands. The Solicitor General’s Office (SGO) contributes towards the objectives of the Attorney General in providing comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to Government agencies and various public bodies. It provides an effective and efficient service in the conduct of civil litigation for or on behalf of the Crown.

The Crown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights) will be expected to serve a primary role in the provision of advice on human rights and the conduct of related litigation. In addition, the post holder will be contribute to the delivery of training within the civil service on relevant human rights issues and reviewing legislation for human rights compliance.

The role will also undertake work in a wide range of areas including administrative/public law, constitutional law, immigration, tort, employment, freedom of information/data protection, planning and land law, as well as contract preparation and review. Litigation will typically include judicial review, statutory appeals, writ actions and some tribunal proceedings.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Applicants for this position should be a Solicitor, Barrister or Attorney-at-Law qualified to practice in an English-speaking Commonwealth jurisdiction. Applicants must also:

  • possess a minimum of five (5) years’ post qualification experience, of which at least three (3) should directly relate to human rights and/or constitutional law;
  • possess experience of all aspects of civil litigation practice and procedure, including the preparation of pleadings, affidavits and legal submissions;
  • have sound advocacy skills and experience;
  • have knowledge and experience in human rights including the European Conventions on Human Rights, the Refugee Convention and other international and regional human rights instruments;
  • have the ability to undertake detailed and complex legal research;
  • have the ability to provide comprehensive, reliable and timely legal advice;
  • have the ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently;
  • have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Detailed job descriptions, information on benefits and a Government Application Form are available at:

Please submit your Government Application Form, as well as a cover letter, résumé or curriculum vitae to: Natalee Dyke, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000. Telephone: 1 345 244 4500. Email: Please include the relevant reference number(s) on your application.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday 31st October, 2018

Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law, Personnel Regulations, the Public Service Pensions Law and the CINICO Health Plan as may be amended from time to time. Pension and health benefits are non-contributory.