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Criminal Legal Assistant

£20000 - £25000 per annum Excellent Benefits
London City London

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Criminal Legal Assistant, Paralegal or Administrator to join a market leading Legal 500 practice. This law firm is particularly well known for its high-quality legal aid work (Criminal Law, Family Law, etc.) and is one of the nicest firms we have ever worked with; culture is key here. The firm values its employees and clients incredibly well, the firm has a real family feel throughout and this is reflected in untouchable retention rates, the majority of people here have been at the firm for more than 10 years!

The firm

Although the firm is one of the largest in the country for high-quality legal aid work, it stands out for the lovely family feel it has run throughout the firm. The practice has a highly successful and growing private arm of the business, which is growing year on year. They have a rich heritage dating back over 60 years, and throughout this time they have developed an outstanding team of professionals, many of whom are ranked as leaders in the field. It is common place for their Solicitors to be called upon by the media such as Sky and the BBC for their opinion, interview and first comment due to their high level of expertise. They have the highest level of expertise for legal aid work and are now one of the largest firms in the country, although they have a growing private arm to the business which already has a reputation for dealing with high-quality work.

Within the last year, the firm has taken on over 30 new members of staff, bringing their total headcount to over 140 staff. The practice is continuing to grow, and subsequently, there are fantastic prospects to be able to progress. You will work within a friendly, professional, supportive and dynamic team.

Having dealt with this firm in the past, it's always a pleasure to work alongside them as they are approachable, friendly and highly reliable, with endless growth and career opportunities.

The role

Because the firm is dealing with so much good quality Criminal Law work, they are looking for a Criminal Legal Assistant or Paralegal for their London office.

This is a split administration and Paralegal role, you will be responsible for: attending the Police Station and providing them advice and assistance, providing administrative support in the Crime Diary Room, inputting new police station cases, carrying out the file opening procedure, inputting data into case trackers, submitting legal aid applications, diary management, etc.


  • You will have SOME Criminal Law experience
  • Ideally, but not necessary, you will be Police Station Accredited (although this can be trained)
  • You will be well organised and able to work well under pressure
  • You will work well in a team
  • You will have a real passion for Criminal Law

This is an exceptional opportunity for a Criminal Paralegal or Legal Assistant to join this Legal 500, industry leading Criminal Law practice in London.

Apply now for immediate consideration.