Last updated: Tuesday 22 December, 2020
Deighton Pierce Glynn - paralegal sought with a view to a training contract/equivalent - AAP

About the Job

This is an exciting opportunity to join the DPG Team.
The role will be supporting two solicitors in our Actions Against the Police team with running their caseload.
Our work includes actions against the police/Home Office/MOJ, discrimination, inquests, and other civil litigation include public law remedies against the state. Our clients’ complaints are about the police, prison service and other parts of the criminal justice system. Their complaints include discrimination, bereavement, assaults, unlawful detention and prosecution, and breaches of the Human Rights Act as well as failures to investigate and prosecute crime. We specialise in private and public law actions against the police, Home Office, CPS, and IOPC; representation at inquests, prosecutions and inquiries; and alternative forms of dispute resolution.
Most of our clients come to us by referral. Clients are referred by, for example, community groups and activists, journalists, advice agencies and other lawyers, former clients and the CLS. Our clients are mainly publicly funded.
We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best experience to our clients. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation. We particularly welcome black applicants to apply for this role.
Full details of the person specification can be found in the application form below, and the job description can be found here.
Starting salary: £23,345
How to apply
Please complete all parts of the Application form and return to us by:
Post: Deighton Pierce Glynn, Att. Annette Webb, 382 City Road, London EC1V 2QA.
Please quote the job reference 2021/03/LONPL in the subject line of your email.
Closing date: 10 am on 8th January 2021.
Applications received after this time cannot be considered.
Interviews: Suitable candidates will be invited to attend a skills test and interview in the week commencing 11th January.