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Criminal Defence Paralegal

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000Start date: ASAPLocation: Burton-On-TrentContract type: Permanent

Job description

Cordius are recruiting for Criminal Defence Paralegal for a local Burton on Trent law firm that specialises in Criminal Defence. You will be joining a reputable law firm that covers all criminal proceedings from motoring to serious homicide offences. This is a great opportunity to work with industry-leading professionals in the area.  

We are looking for Police Station Accredited Representatives to advise and attend clients at police stations and council offices and represent them during investigation interviews.

Ideally, you'll be based in Burton on Trent or within the surrounding area as this role doesn’t allow WFH.

Salary: DOE – Competitive with a benefits package

Responsibilities:
•             Liaising with CPS, Police, and Courts
•             Corresponding with clients and other agencies
•             Attending clients and witnesses to take instructions and statements
•             Advising in accordance with relevant Law or Sentencing Guidelines
•             Drafting witness statements, proof of evidence and other legal submissions
•             Submitting applications for funding
•             File Management in accordance with an establish Case Management System.
•             Complete PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984)/Interview Attendance Form and forward to the Police Station Department Administrators, ensuring all dates have been provided.
•             Chasing outcomes on files with an e-mail to the case directors.
•             Cover the 24hr phone during the day and when required at night and on weekends.

Knowledge Required:

•             PACE/relevant criminal knowledge
•             Statutes

Qualifications Required:
 
•             Law degree or relevant legal qualification
•             Police Station Accreditation.

Should you feel suitable for the role or wish to pursue similar roles in the area, please don't hesitate to contact Daniel at Cordius - Derby on 01332 287766

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