Find Your Purpose
Are you a talented lawyer looking to take the next step in your career? Being a Specialist Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Proceeds of Crime (POC) division means that you will be at the forefront of delivering justice.
CPS Proceeds of Crime (CPS POC) is at the forefront of the fight against Economic Crime, ensuring that criminal assets are restrained, confiscated and enforced. The purpose of this role is to advise on and prepare specialist cases for CPS POC, with a focus on asset recovery investigations conducted by police and financial investigators in one of nine Regional Asset Recovery Teams. Wherever possible, the postholder will be co-located with police colleagues in police premises at the relevant Regional Asset Recovery Team, but reporting to a CPS Proceeds of Crime manager.
The postholder will provide legal and practical advice to police officers and Financial Investigators about money laundering investigations and prosecutions, restraint, confiscation, enforcement and civil recovery. They will also conduct cases in Enforcement Courts and, where the post holder has the appropriate Higher Court Advocacy (HCA) qualifications, conduct contested and non-contested confiscations hearings, drafting the appropriate applications, legal arguments and other legal documentation in support of those hearings. There will also be responsibility for preparing Letters of Request (LORs) to foreign jurisdictions to ensure assets outside of the UK are located, restrained or enforced.
You will have opportunities to develop your career further, including using your Individual Learning Account (ILA) to attend training courses and get the chance to shadow colleagues to gain different perspectives. You will be supported in your progression with access to various promotion opportunities.
Delivering justice is complex with work that is sometimes emotionally challenging, which is why we offer a range of benefits including flexible working, civil service pension scheme, access to employee savings schemes and 25 days leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service.