ITN Solicitors (London) - Criminal Law Paralegal

  • Contract:Permanent
  • Salary:£20,000
  • Benefits include:20 days holiday plus public & bank holidays; ethical pension scheme; cycle to work scheme; we also have regular social activities & genuinely pride ourselves on having a supportive & friendly culture.
  • Application closing date: 17th July 2018, 5pm
  • Ref: Para/Crim/VKW
We have a vacancy for a Crime Paralegal to join our leading Criminal Defence department. The position will provide a perfect opportunity to develop expertise in general and high-profile crime cases.
The Firm:
ITN Solicitors is a leading law firm based in Tower Hill in the City of London and in Stratford in East London with departments in Crime, Public Law, Prison Law, Children & Family Law, Immigration and Actions Against the Police. ITN has a largeown client following and conducts a significant proportion of its work on behalf of private clients. In addition, it maintains LAA contracts in 5 disciplines.
The firm has established an international reputation for the work it undertakes with its work often being reported in both domestic and international media. We are ranked in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a leading firm in Crime and Civil Liberties & Human Rights.
The Department:
The firm has one of the country’s leading criminal defence departments with a large own client following. Our solicitors are recognised for their fearless and dynamic approach to litigation. We are known for our ability to take on complex and difficult factual challenges and find and apply novel legal solutions to achieve the best possible remedies for our clients. The department has developed an outstanding reputation for representing clients in the more challenging and complex aspects of criminal law work. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and growing team of partners and staff who are committed to providing justice to individuals.
The Applicant Specification:
We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are looking for a Paralegal who meets the specification below.
  • Good academic background.
  • Police Station accreditation preferred but not essential
  • Experience of criminal defence work preferred
  • Genuine interest in working in criminal defence law
  • Ability to demonstrate good client relationship building skills
  • Commitment to providing access to justice to all
  • Shares the firm’s commitment to providing clients a first-class service
The Role:
The successful applicant will become a valued member of our driven crime team and the role will include assisting:
  • Preparing criminal defence cases
  • Managing a busy case load
  • Preparing appeals to higher courts as needed
  • Participating in the out of hours rota scheme
  • Building an own client following
  • Preparing and managing legal aid and private client criminal defence cases
  • Working individually or as part of a team as necessary
  • Marketing the services if the department
We are looking for hard-working and proactive individual who is able to use their initiative and develop the work of the firm. A positive attitude and an active interest in this area of law are essential.
Applications should be made by way of a CV and covering letter