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    Legal Executive / Paralegal - Crime

  • Job type: Any
  • Sector: Criminal Defence
  • Location: Durham, County Durham
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 20/11/2018
  • Job reference: 37104_1542719927

My client is a leading provider of legal services based in the North East with offices in the Picturesque city of Durham. They have an established history dating back to the early 1900s and have a great reputation of proving representation to private and publicly funded and business clients.

They are currently looking to expand by recruiting for a Legal Executive / Paralegal for their Criminal Department.

The Role


You will assist with the running of the Crown Court department, you will be responsible for workload including all preparation and attending with court with Counsel.

The Candidate

You must be Accredited and have experience of running mixed caseloads of criminal cases, it is essential you are able to take part in the Police Station out of hours rota and available to work outside of normal working hours when required. You will be familiar with Police Station, court and chambers procedures and etiquette.

Duties will include:

  • Running/assisting with progressing cases from inception to conclusion
  • Police Station Attendances during core working hours and out of hours rota
  • Working through a case management system workflow
  • Carrying out a variety of tasks generated by the case management system

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have:

  • Experienced in taking enquiries and giving initial legal and procedural advice
  • Ability to run a caseload under supervision
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

This is excellent opportunity to work with a firm that is established and progressive, you will be offered excellent training and development and will have the opportunity to develop as the department grows.

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

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