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Paralegal – Criminal

£25,000 yearly
  • Law Staff Legal Recruitment
  • Bexleyheath
  • 11/01/2019
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

Specialist practice seeks ambitious paralegal on a permanent basis in Kent.

Joining the practice’s highly regarded criminal defence team, the successful paralegal will work closely with one of the senior members of the department and run a busy caseload of private matters from instruction to conclusion. Maintaining the firm’s high standards of service and reputation in this field, the successful paralegal will play an active role in business development.

Responsibilities
  • Working alongside one of the practice’s partners
  • Motoring offences including dangerous driving and drug or drink driving
  • File management
  • Preparing client letters
  • Liaising with clients in person and over the telephone
  • Instructing experts
  • Tracing witnesses to take statements
  • Processing invoices and ensuring payment
  • Working additional hours as required
  • Participating in business development initiatives
  • Meeting firm set billing targets
The Candidate
  • Applications are welcomed from paralegals with a minimum of one year’s experience gained within criminal defence
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and is able to explain complex matters in clear, accessible language
  • Work well as part of a team as well as on your own initiative
  • Highly organised, able to work well when under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Is personable, professional and client-focused
  • A flair for business development will be essential  
The Firm
Our client is a niche practice with strong roots and excellent reputation for delivering high quality services both locally and further afield. With a team of experienced lawyers who are dedicated to the provision of robust defences in all criminal law matters, they ensure a committed and pro-active approach at all times. Now regarded as one of the most in demand practices in this field, they enjoy high levels of referrals and recommendations.

Benefits
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Pension contribution
  • Standard holiday
Paralegal – Criminal 

For further details of this Criminal Paralegal vacancy, please contact Mostaque quoting reference MA03934761.

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