Date posted

22/11/2023

Location

South East London

Salary

Starting salary DOE

Job Description

Criminal Defence Paralegal/Case Manager

South East London

Hybrid

Starting salary DOE

Bridge recruitment are currently working with a small Law firm based in the South East London area. My client is looking for a Criminal Defence Paralegal/Case Manager to manager a caseload busy expanding practice dealing in criminal defence on a private and legal aid basis, driving matters, regulatory law. This role allows you to work remotely and provides you with all the equipment to set up from home.

Roles and responsibilities –

To act in the capacity of Criminal Defence Paralegal/Case Manager on behalf of the Partnership in relation to criminal defence matters for our clients

To carry out all day-to-day tasks on all cases assigned to you, and to assist in the day-to-day tasks on other cases not assigned to you as and when required.

This should include all matters in keeping with the duties of a professional Solicitor and include, (but are not limited to), the below.

Assuring clients cases are funded properly

Assuring that work meets the standards of Peer Review

Assuring that all files pass “the pickup test”

To assist in arranging the firms diary appropriately, both for clients and instructed advocates

Assuring that an appropriate level of client contact is maintained to minimise any risk of complaint

Carrying out tasks and having conduct of litigation on any given case, subject to the specific requirements of that case, including matters such as those in the non-exhaustive list that follows; drafting case specific client care letters and retainers, reviewing evidence, arranging meetings, taking clients instructions, drafting proofs of evidence, taking witness statements, drafting defence statements, drafting bad character applications and oppositions, drafting hearsay applications and oppositions, writing all letters required on any given case in keeping with house style, preparing matters for billing in timely fashion and in legible order with all-time recording provided on the file accurately

To attend any appointment or meetings called by the practice internally and take any instructions from those meetings

To attend the office as and when required to do so by the practice to work.

If you have the relevant experience for this role, please contact Kirsty Cutts.

Kirsty@bridge-recruitment.co.uk

Contract

Full Time

Category

Legal Recruitment

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