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We have developed considerable experience placing high calibre lawyers with leading offshore law firms across numerous jurisdictions. Our clients trust our judgment and ability to bring forward candidates with the right experience and personality to be successful in an offshore environment. 

Bermuda

 

Status: British Overseas Territory
Population: 61,000 (approx.)
Size: 53.2 km²
Capital: Hamilton
Currency: Bermudian Dollar
Payroll tax: 5.5%

  • Bermuda is Britain's oldest, smallest and most affluent British Overseas Territory. Possessing a sub-tropical environment, it has a distinctive blend of British and American culture which supports a thriving ex-pat community.

  • Lawyers looking to work in Bermuda must have a Commonwealth qualification to practice Bermuda law (England & Wales, Australia, New Zealand and Canada being the most common) and are generally required to have at least three years post qualified experience before applying.

  • Practice areas of interest to law firms on island include Corporate & Commercial, Insurance & Re-insurance, Investment Funds, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Trust & Private Client.

  • Compensation is competitive, though can vary, and generally includes a high basic and bonus / commission arrangement plus relocation, temporary accommodation and other benefits. Firms pay their lawyers in Bermudian Dollars (which is pegged to the United States Dollar on a 1:1 basis) while there is a payroll tax of 5.5%.

  • Non-Bermudians will require a permit to work & reside on the island. A legal spouse can be a dependant on their partner’s work permit while unmarried partners are not permitted to reside without having a job and permit of their own. Work permits are not granted to those families or individuals accompanied by more than two children.

British Virgin Islands

 

Status: British Overseas Territory

Population: 32,000 (approx.)

Size: 153 km²

Capital: Road Town

Currency: United States Dollar

Payroll tax: 8%

  • The British Virgin Islands (BVI), officially simply the Virgin Islands, are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. Possessing a sub-tropical climate, the BVI is well known as a superb location for sailing and waters sports enthusiasts with fantastic beaches and other outdoor attractions. Possessing a small but friendly ex-pat community there is a full range of sports facilities and clubs available that will appeal to both families and singles.

  • Lawyers looking to relocate to the BVI will need to be England & Wales qualified with at least 3yrs PQE. Other Commonwealth lawyers will not be considered.

  • Practice areas of interest to law firms on island include Corporate & Commercial, Insurance & Re-insurance, Investment Funds, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Trust & Private Client.

  • Salaries are competitive if slightly below those in other offshore jurisdictions (such as Cayman & Bermuda) while the cost of living is lower in comparison. Packages include basic salaries and bonus / commission (at a prevailing tax rate of 8%) plus relocation, temporary accommodation and other benefits. The BVI currency is the United States Dollar.

  • All overseas individuals are required to have a work permit to live and work in the BVI while a legal spouse can be “dependant” on their partner’s work permit. Unmarried partners however are not permitted to live on the island without their own job and work permit.

Cayman Islands

 

Status: British Overseas Territory

Population: 62,000 (approx.)

Size: 264 km²

Capital: George Town

Currency: Cayman Islands / United States Dollars

Income Tax: Nil

  • The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the western Caribbean Sea, possessing a tropical climate that offers a wonderful island lifestyle that will appeal to both individuals and families. With a plentiful selection of bars and restaurants, great medical facilities, schools and shops, most needs are catered for.

  • Lawyers looking to relocate to Cayman will need to be Commonwealth qualified (England & Wales, Australia, New Zealand and Canada being the most common) with at least 3yrs PQE.

  • Practice areas of interest to firms on island include Commercial Litigation, Insolvency, Investment Funds, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance and Trust & Private Client.

  • Paid in United States Dollars, salaries are very competitive, although will vary from firm to firm and include basic and bonus / commission elements plus relocation, temporary accommodation and other benefits. There is zero income tax (0% tax).

  • All overseas individuals are required to possess a work permit to live and work in Cayman while a legal spouse can be dependent on their partner’s work permit. Unmarried partners however are not permitted to live on the island without their own job and work permit

Turks & Caicos Islands

 

Status: British Overseas Territory

Population: 36,000 (approx.)

Size: 616.3 km²

Capital: Cockburn Town

Currency: United States Dollar

Income Tax: Nil

  • The Turks & Caicos Islands is a British Overseas Territory divided into two groups of sub-tropical islands, the Caicos Islands and the Turks Islands. Offering superb work opportunities and an excellent quality of life with a strong ex-pat community, the location will appeal to both individuals and families looking to escape big city life.

  • Lawyers looking to relocate to Turks & Caicos will need to be Commonwealth qualified (England & Wales, Australia, New Zealand and Canada being the most common) with at least 5yrs PQE.

  • Practice areas of interest to firms on island include Corporate/Commercial, Investment Funds, Insurance, Real Estate/Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution, Shipping, Trust/Private Client, Insurance and Investment and Resort Development.

  • Paid in United States Dollars, salaries are very competitive, although will vary from firm to firm and include basic and bonus / commission elements plus relocation and other benefits. There is zero income tax.

  • All overseas individuals are required to possess a work permit to live and work in Turks & Caicos, while legal spouses can be a dependant on their partner’s work permit (but are required to get their own permit should they wish to find work). Unmarried partners must secure a work permit of their own.

Jersey

 

Status: Crown dependency of the United Kingdom

Population: 160,000 (approx.)

Size: 118 km²

Capital: St Helier

Currency: Jersey / Great British Pound

Income Tax:  20%

  • Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom combining a mix of British and French cultures. Offering inhabitants an attractive outdoors lifestyle, excellent work/life balance and vibrant social scene, Jersey will appeal to both individuals and families. The climate is generally slightly better than the mainland United Kingdom.

  • Overseas lawyers will need to complete 2 years working on island and a number of exams before requalification to practice in Jersey, if so wished, which is of particular importance to litigators wanting to appear before the courts. Those looking for partnership will be required to be admitted to practice in Jersey.

  • Practice areas of interest to law firms on island include Corporate/Commercial, Banking/Finance, Investment Funds, Litigation/Disputes, Trust/Private Client, Employment & Pensions and Regulatory & Compliance.

  • Work permits will not be required if UK or EEA passport holders. Commonwealth citizens may be exempt, if qualified for a UK ancestry visa while all other professionals will need to obtain a skilled worker visa to take up employment on the island. 

  • Paid in Jersey Pounds (pegged 1:1 with £GBP) salaries are competitive, although will vary from firm to firm and generally include basic, bonus and other benefits (including relocation assistance and temporary accommodation where required). Income tax is set at 20%.

Guernsey

Status: Crown dependency of the United Kingdom

Population: 66,500 (approx.)

Size: 65 km²

Capital: Saint Peter Port

Currency: Jersey / Great British Pound

Income Tax: 20%

  • Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands, a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom combining a mix of British and French cultures. Offering inhabitants an attractive lifestyle and work/life balance Guernsey will appeal to both individuals and families, though notably “quieter” than Jersey. The climate is generally slightly better than the mainland United Kingdom.

  • Overseas lawyers will need to complete 2 years working on island and a number of exams before requalification to practice in Guernsey, if so wished, which is of particular importance to litigators wanting to appear before the courts. Those looking for partnership will be required to be admitted to practice in Guernsey.

  • Practice areas of interest to law firms on island include Corporate/Commercial, Banking/Finance, Investment Funds, Litigation/Disputes, Trust/Private Client, Employment & Pensions and Regulatory & Compliance.

  • Work permits will not be required if UK or EEA passport holders. Commonwealth citizens may be exempt, if qualified for a UK ancestry visa while all other professionals will need to obtain a skilled worker visa to take up employment on the island. 

  • Paid in Guernsey Pounds (pegged 1:1 with £GBP) salaries are competitive, although will vary from firm to firm and generally include basic, bonus and other benefits including relocation assistance and temporary accommodation. Income tax is set at 20%.