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Turks and Caicos Islands Government

Senior Crown Counsel

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Job Code: LWB3-21-21
Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 15th July 2021
Friday, 30th July 2021
Department: Attorney Generals Chamber
Location: Grand Turk

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:

This professional position has system wide responsibility for providing accurate legal advice to the Government and efficient representation where necessary.  The Senior Crown Counsel is expected to generate satisfactory results when the legal advice provided is credible and rarely results in litigation against the government; government officers are trained in basic legal issues relevant to their functions; timely responses are given to international requests and agreements negotiated are favourable to the development of Turks and Caicos Islands. The Senior Crown Counsel will be assigned to one of the Civil, Commercial, or International divisions within the Attorney General’s Chambers but may be required to work in more than one division.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise Crown Counsel and provide training where necessary
  • Conduct research of complex areas of law
  • Prepare and conduct civil proceedings/litigation, including those related to international matters and civil asset recovery, brought by and against the government before the various courts and tribunal in the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negotiate, prepare and review contracts and commercial documents on behalf of the government
  • Provide legal advice to all government departments
  • Execute and respond to international requests on behalf of the government
  • Monitor all work done in the respective Division
  • Conduct seminars and train personnel in government departments on legal issues regarding their work e.g. Customs, Immigrations and Police Officers
  • Undertake other tasks assigned by the Deputy Attorney General or Attorney General
  • Adhere to all Public Service codes, rules and regulations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

·   This position requires a Bachelor of Laws or its equivalent.

·   In addition to a Bachelor of Laws the position requires that the job holder possess a Legal Profession         Certificate or its equivalent as well as specialized training in commercial law, civil law and/or                       international law. The job holder must be qualified and eligible to practise in a Commonwealth Law             Jurisdiction or the Republic of Ireland.

·   The position requires at least seven (7) years on the job experience in Civil and Commercial litigation,        international relations to acquire the necessary competencies to effectively respond to the challenges of      the functions.

The experience should span:

o   Civil practice and procedure

o   Drafting of Contracts and Pleadings

o   Commercial policies and procedures

o   Litigation in the Courts (Magistrate Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal)

o   Mutual legal assistance

o   Anti-money laundering, combatting the financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons standards           and practices

o   Civil Asset Recovery

o   Management of Junior attorneys

The industry experience most appropriate for the job holder comprise: -

·   Law practice

·   The Court system

SALARY:  Grade 9.1: $59,552.50 per annum plus allowances

For persons recruited outside of the Turks & Caicos Islands a two-year extendable contract is offered. Other benefits in addition to basic salary include a Housing Allowance, End-of contract gratuity of 10%, return passages for a family of up to two children under the age of 18 years, freight cost and duty exemption on personal effects imported within six months of the appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page, National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card (where applicable). Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.

Applications should be addressed to The Director, Office of the Human Resource Management Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Applications can be hand delivered, Faxed to 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc.

Hand delivered and fax applications must have clearly marked on the envelope/fax cover sheet the Job Title of position being applied for. On emailed applications the subject line must reference the Job Reference Number (LWB3-21-21) and the Job Title.

Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.

Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

30TH JULY 2021