PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Department: Litigation
Location: Jersey
The firm

We truly believe that people our best asset and we live and breathe this by how we work. If you're looking for challenging and rewarding work in a collaborative and supportive environment where you have the space to think and act in the best way possible for our clients then we're the company for you.

The capabilities and talent of our lawyers have earned us industry recognition for identifying all the steps necessary to meet our clients’ goals, however diverse or complex the requirement.

We are an award-winning law firm with expertise in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law and the agility to drive success for our clients in a fast moving world.  We provide legal advice shaped around the needs of corporate and private clients, financial institutions and intermediaries worldwide.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams, we marry thought leadership with a proactive approach to solving issues holistically – without a client needing to raise them – across geographies and practice areas in the most efficient and seamless way.  Through this approach – delivering reliability and stability with flair – we combine commercial acumen with service excellence that helps you to achieve your goals and stay ahead.

The department

Our Litigation team help our clients solve their problems and protect their interests.  We're looking for an Associate to enhance our Jersey Litigation team and improve our already award winning client service.

Instructed by a wide range of financial institutions, fiduciary service providers, commercial entities and private individuals based worldwide, our expert teams are involved in a broad spectrum of litigation work. This includes trust disputes, insolvencies, boardroom battles, fraud and asset recovery, regulatory enforcement and arbitration.

We believe in a ‘hands-on’ approach and our clients have access to our experienced litigation partners for the duration of any case. We take on our clients' issues and guide them towards the best solution, communicating regularly and providing reassurance at every stage.

Broadly, our practice encompasses:

  • Contentious trusts and probate
  • Commercial disputes (including banking and finance)
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Regulation and enforcement
  • Employment 
Other information

Purpose of the job

To work as part of the team providing a full range of litigation services to our clients.  This will entail providing support as well as taking principal responsibility as appropriate for cases involving a variety of contentious work, including contentious trust and company, cross border fraud and insolvency.

Main responsibilities

  • Providing an efficient and high quality legal support service to the partners (or senior lawyers) across all aspects of their client work to include researching, writing opinions, reviewing documentation, drafting, preparing cases for court.
  • Assisting in the promotion and development of the litigation team as a whole in the Channel Islands and across our jurisdictions by engaging proactively in business development and know how activities.
  • Taking personal responsibility for the management of matters (with appropriate supervision depending on your level).
  • Assisting in the promotion, development and implementation of the practice areas business plans.
  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff as appropriate.
  • Managing such other activities/projects as may be required by the Partners from time to time.


  • The right candidate will have a UK or Commonwealth legal qualification with between 3 and 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Being qualified as a Jersey advocate is desirable but not essential.


  • Relevant experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills.
  • Good drafting and research skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Knowledge of research platforms, document management systems.
  • Good understanding of business social media tools.
  • An understanding of key financial indicators and disciplines relating to time recording and billing.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to time manage and prioritise effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


We would like you to have:

  • A client focused approach.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organisational/time management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage a workload effectively within deadlines and under pressure.
  • A responsible, disciplined and methodical approach and a keen eye for detail.
  • The ability to use initiative to resolve issues and to work independently with an appropriate level of supervision.
  • Flexibility, energy and enthusiasm.

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • Commit to fulfilling your personal CPD requirements and to continually develop your skills and knowledge.
  • Act in keeping with our core behaviours.