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Director of Public Prosecutions ("DPP")

Job Details

  • Agency: Portfolio of Legal Affairs
  • Reference: R02612019
  • Posted: 02-Sep-2019
  • Closing Date: 16-Oct-2019
  • Salary: CI$134,712 - CI$168,240
  • Job Description


On behalf of His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE, the Cayman Islands Judicial and Legal Services Commission invites applications for the position of:


This post has become vacant due to the previous DPP’s recent appointment as a judge of the Grand Court. The DPP is a position defined by the 2009 Cayman Islands Constitution Order as having the “power, in any case in which he or she considers it desirable to –

  • Institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court in respect of any offence against any law in force in the Cayman Islands;
  • Take over and continue any such criminal proceedings that have been instituted by any other person or authority; and
  • Discontinue at any stage before judgment is delivered any such criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by himself or herself or any other person or authority.”

Candidates for this position must:-

  • Be a qualified Attorney at Law, Solicitor, Barrister, or equivalent;
  • Have a minimum of 15 years comprehensive knowledge and practical criminal litigation experience at least in the Grand/High Court (i.e. the higher criminal courts in the applicant's jurisdiction) and Court of Appeal in a wide range of areas;
  • Have practiced as a prosecutor within the last 10 years in a Commonwealth jurisdiction up to Court of Appeal level;
  • Have at least 5 years of their experience at a senior management level which includes providing visible leadership to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of a prosecution service; and
  • Have experience of taking decisions personally in serious, difficult and complex cases.

Ideally, the post holder should also have:-

  • Extensive experience in financial crime litigation, including money laundering offences, and also in prosecuting criminal confiscation cases; and
  • Extensive knowledge in extradition and mutual legal assistance matters.

Please submit completed Application Form and résumé to:

Deborah Bodden

Manager, Commissions Secretariat

2nd Floor, Artemis House, 67 Fort Street, George Town

P.O. Box 391 Grand Cayman KY1-1106, CAYMAN ISLANDS

Email: or


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.