Paralegal - Civil Claims

Employer
Kent Police
Location
Maidstone, Kent
Salary
£23,355 - £27,369
Closing date
23 Sep 2019

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Sector/Practice Area
Crime, Public Sector
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
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A full time vacancy has arisen in the Legal Services Department for a Paralegal (Civil Claims).

This is a challenging role where the post holder will investigate and research all aspects of public liability claims against the Chief Constable of Kent Police in order to assess liability, respond to and effectively defend claims.

The successful Candidate will also be required to assist the Head of Legal Services and Legal Executive’s within the Department in other areas of police law as and when necessary.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to research, collate evidence and collect appropriate and accurate documentation to support the building of case papers to a high standard through detailed and comprehensive reports.   

Candidates should be able to produce a full range of documentation and correspondence to a high professional standard, and have the experience to ensure all files are appropriately compiled and completed within the required timescales.  

The ability to work using your own initiative is essential, supported by sound administrative experience.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills as they will be required to discuss cases with police witnesses obtain necessary reports and respond to claims.   Candidates should have a detailed knowledge of police law, the civil court process and must be able to demonstrate knowledge of both criminal and civil law.   

It is desirable that the Candidate has knowledge of the practical application of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

We are seeking a self-motivated, confident and well organised individual who is able to manage and prioritise their work effectively and have the ability to use their own judgement to deal with confidential matters.  

Good keyboard skills are essential with a sound knowledge of Microsoft products including Word to intermediate standard.

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