Guernsey legal jobs may involve working for an international legal group or a small independent law firm. Roles start at pupil level during LLB studies and may move up through Legal PA/Secretarial roles, Paralegal, Associate, Senior Associate (Solicitors), Advocate (in Guernsey) and ultimately Partner level.
As Guernsey is an offshore jurisdiction, legal roles are often found within corporate commercial law (trust, fund, banking, etc.), but also in private clients, property, estates, litigation, dispute resolution, family/matrimonial, criminal law, etc.
Legal jobs in Guernsey
- Legal Secretary
- Legal PA
- Legal Assistant
- Associate (qualified Lawyer)
- Senior Associate (more experienced qualified Lawyer)
- In-House Legal Counsel
- Legal Director
How do you get a Legal / Lawyer job?
Are you interested in a career in Law but are unsure what you must do? Below is a brief step by step guide to the actions you need to take.
- Academic Requirement- gain a law degree, Graduate Diploma in Law or a senior status law degree.
- Vocational training
• Solicitor- two-year training contract with a firm of solicitors
• Barrister- undertake the Bar Professional Training Course for 1 year
• Solicitor undertake the Legal Practice Course for 1 year
- Complete a Pupillage in Guernsey - before you can sit the Guernsey Bar Exams, prospective Advocates are required to complete 6 months' pupillage working for a legal firm.
- Guernsey Bar Exams- consist of 4 papers 2 that are compulsory
- Academic qualification in French and Norman law- To become an Advocate in Guernsey, it is required that you take a qualification in French and Norman law.
- You will then have to apply to the Royal Court to join the Guernsey Bar. Once your application is approved, you will then be called to the Royal Court to swear an oath.