Origin Legal
British Virgin Islands
Low-tax salary expected to be in the range of USD120k-160k+ benefits and relocation
10 Jun 2024
08 Jul 2024
Job Title
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time
This large offshore law firm has a reputation for advising its client base on some of the largest and most complex litigation in the market. The practice spans broad commercial disputes, banking litigation and contentious financial services work, always international, with a significant flow of instructions from the Chinese and wider Asian markets. Joining as a junior to mid-level Associate, you will work closely with senior colleagues, but you will also have plenty of scope for taking on responsibility. It is an ideal environment for someone who relishes the opportunity to get ‘hands-on’ and who enjoys the client-facing side of legal work.

British Virgin Islands

For some, the BVI is the pick of the Caribbean. A mountainous, rain-forested interior surrounded by picture-postcard bays, it is probably not far from the idyllic image that might cross your mind when you ponder whether there is ‘more to life’. It’s not for everyone. You will need to be comfortable with a slower pace, you will see its remoteness as a gift rather than an inconvenience, and you will be the sort of person who gets more out of sailing, diving, or relaxing on the beach than you do from the buzz of city life. If that’s you, you will love it here. Not to mention that the work, much of it emanating out of China/Asia, is some of the most interesting and challenging in the sector.


Interviews will take place by videoconference with start dates typically around 4-6 months later. Our clients provide comprehensive assistance with visas and relocation, including temporary accommodation on arrival. 


Salary expected to be in the range of USD120k-USD160k with a low tax rate (c8%). Comprehensive benefits, bonus, and relocation package (flights + temporary accommodation on arrival + expenses allowance).


To secure a work permit in the BVI you will need to be admitted as a Solicitor or Barrister in the UK. This role is likely to suit someone with around 1-4 years’ PQE (although all associates with an appropriate skillset are encouraged to apply). You will need experience of complex commercial disputes from a good commercial/chancery chambers or UK/equivalent law firm.

Origin Legal International

Our team has 25 years’ experience of helping lawyers to make international and offshore moves. If you would like to find out more about this role or chat about an overseas move in general, please get in touch. 


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