Serious Crime Paralegal

Serious CrimeSERIOUS CRIME PARALEGAL

Permanent Full-Time Position

£20,000 per annum

Solihull, West Midlands

 

Our Firm

Vienna Kang Advocates a niche firm specialising in the defence of serious crime. We are frequently instructed to represent and defend in extremely serious cases, involving some of the most notorious crimes prosecuted in recent times and quite often cases attracting national notoriety.

We are a modern and dynamic firm. We embrace the latest technology and cutting-edge practices in our strive for excellence. We pride ourselves on thorough defence case preparation and robust defence. We work hard to articulate novel points to enable us to advocate powerful and compelling submissions on behalf of those who we defend.

 

The Position

We are fortunate to benefit from a solid team of talent comprising some of the best Solicitors and Barristers who are eminent within their profession. We are continually expanding and are now seeking to develop that team further by the addition of a Serious Crime Paralegal to assist and support that team.

The successful candidate shall be expected to manage a heavy caseload of very serious offences and be proactive. The role shall require Court attendance as well as meticulous case preparation. This is an extremely challenging and demanding but rewarding role.

 

Requirements

The successful candidate must have completed the BPTC or LPC. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in criminal law, good commercial awareness, exceptional people and interpersonal skills and have excellent communication skills. Furthermore, the suitable applicant must be able to work independently, use their own common sense / initiative to find solutions to and resolve problems by being proactive.

The successful candidate must be a robust individual with a strong work ethic, the ability to work under pressure adhering to strict deadlines and possess excellent time management and organisational skills.

The nature of criminal defence requires considerable mental dexterity. It regularly involves working unsociable hours: evening and weekends and balancing competing demands. Accordingly, this role requires an individual who is entirely committed and dedicated to criminal defence, takes pride in their work and is passionate about what they do and the results that they achieve.

 

Opportunities

In return, we offer the opportunity to work on serious and complex criminal cases which are quite often high-profile. Accordingly, the opportunity to work with leading Criminal Queen’s Counsel, barristers and criminal defence experts.

There are opportunities, for the right candidate to progress within the firm.

 

Benefits

Salary £20,000 per annum

20 days holiday + Public Holidays

Pension scheme

Flexible hours

 

Application

The recruitment process shall involve a two-stage interview and an assessment.

Covering Letter and CV by e-mail to Elysa Cooper: e.cooper@viennakang.co.uk