Paralegal – Actions Against Police And State Department

Job Description

We are an award-winning multidisciplinary law firm with an exceptional track record offering a wide range of specialist legal services to our clients, from medium-sized businesses and NGOs to public figures and private individuals. Ranked as a top-tier firm by the legal directories, some of the most brilliant lawyers in the country work at Bindmans.

Our Actions Against the Police and State Team is ranked as a tier 1 in Chambers & Partners and specialises in inquests and public inquiries, human rights, protests, police complaints and misconduct proceedings, alongside civil actions for compensation and public law challenges against state bodies including the police, the prison service and healthcare providers.

OVERVIEW OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking to recruit a motivated and capable paralegal to work with the team. The role will consist of assisting with case preparation, legal research, document management, processing evidence, initial enquiries, completing funding forms, client and witness contact, attending court and conferences, financial and billing assistance, as well as general administration.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Essential:

  • High graduate/post-graduate qualifications
  • Legal experience, in particular of police actions and human rights law, and Legal Aid is desirable, but not essential
  • Able to work well within a team, and be able to take responsibility when working individually and able to use their initiative. You should also have good administrative and case management skills within an office environment

Desirable:

The successful candidate should also have the following:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Good research and document analysis skills

This role would suit someone who has completed a law degree, is completing the GDL or LPC on a part-time basis and/or has relevant prior experience working in the legal sector or connected NGOs and Charities. It may also suit someone with experience in a research position. The post holder may ultimately be considered for a training contract at the firm subject to satisfactory performance (though there can be no guarantee of this).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIVERSITY

Bindmans LLP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in our firm and our wider profession. Applications from candidates who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.

HOW TO APPLY


If you are interested in applying please complete the recruitment pack. Completed recruitment packs should be emailed to [email protected], quoting the vacancy reference number.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted for this role.

STRICTLY NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS.

Job Details

CLOSING DATE

UPDATE: We are currently shortlisting. Due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact candidates shortlisted for interview.

START DATE

September 2023

SALARY

£26,090.88 per annum

CONTRACT TYPE

12 Months Fixed Term Contract

VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER

Para.AAPS-07/2023


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