As one of the leading offshore jurisdictions Bermuda has more than its fair share of lawyers and legal staff, rumoured to be the highest concentration in the world.
Bermuda has a well-established legal system based on English common law, with the Privy Council in London being its ultimate court of appeal. The governing body is the Bermuda Bar Association. A non-Bermudian lawyer must be employed by a Bermudian and must work as a registered associate (i.e. can’t appear in court) until they have been resident in Bermuda for one year. After living on the island for a year, a non-Bermudian lawyer can apply for admission to the Bar, and if successful can only practice as an employee of a Bermudian lawyer.
Ideally candidates should have qualified in a Commonwealth jurisdiction and have at least 2 years post qualification experience.
Frequent job openings arise for trust and fund lawyers, reinsurance litigators, and corporate/commercial lawyers.
Company secretaries are also in big demand in Bermuda. Successful applicants usually have several years’ experience under their belt and a qualification (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or equivalent).
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