Criminal Defence Paralegal

£20k - 25k per year + Benefits Package
16 May 2024
13 Jun 2024
Amelia Greenough
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Contract Type
Full Time

A well-recognised boutique law firm is looking to hire a Paralegal working in Criminal Defence.

About the firm:

The firm has an office presence in Central London and Manchester, and is a leader in the specialised area of law that they operate in.

The Team:

  • Conduct legal research and analysis to stay up to date with relevant statutes, case laws, and precedents that may impact your clients' cases
  • Liaising with Solicitors on cases and collaborate on legal strategy
  • Uphold the ethical standards of the legal profession, maintain client confidentiality, act in the best interests of clients, and adhere to the professional rules and codes of conduct
  • Assist the Solicitor to provide comprehensive legal advice to clients regarding their rights, potential defences, and the legal implications of their situation
  • Flexibility to support issues that may occur out of hours on a rotational basis. This would be telephone only (one evening 5-8pm or weekend day/evening 10am-7pm)

The Role:

The key responsibility of the criminal defence paralegal is to support criminal defence solicitors in their work representing clients who are facing criminal charges.

About you:

  • At least 1 years' experience of motoring law and defending motoring offences in a client facing role with experience of running your own caseload, both guilty and not guilty pleas
  • Law Degree (2:2 or higher), CiLEX or equivalent and LPC
  • At least 1 years' experience using Proclaim
  • You will have a professional attitude and ability to be empathetic, approachable and non-judgemental of our clients and the allegations they face often including drink driving and drug driving

This is an opportunity to genuinely progress your legal career with a leading firm who are passionate about developing professionals, with the opportunity to potentially secure a training contract.

In return, you will see benefits such as up to £25k (dependant on experience), free onsite parking, discretionary bonus scheme, working from home flexibility.


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