Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Specialist Prosecutor – Special Crime, Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division Ref. 1568721 National - £51,066 - £64,390 London - £55,077 - £69,203 plus £3,150 recruitment retention allowance These posts can be based in London or York

Specialist Prosecutor – Special Crime, Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division

Ref. 1568721

National - £51,066 - £64,390

London - £55,077 - £69,203 plus £3,150 recruitment retention allowance

These posts can be based in London or York

 

Special Crime lawyers advise on and, where appropriate, prosecute some of the most sensitive and demanding cases across England and Wales. As well as very high profile cases including those arising from disasters, they manage cases which involve serious criminal allegations against police officers and sensitive cases such as deaths in custody, election offences and corporate manslaughter.

 

As well as the police, Special Crime lawyers work with investigators from organisations including the Independent Office of Police Conduct and the Health and Safety Executive.

 

The team has offices in York and London but the following types of cases are referred to Special Crime from across England and Wales:

 

•disasters

•deaths in custody or following police contact

•assisted suicide

•serious criminal allegations against police officers

•corporate manslaughter

•gross negligence medical manslaughter

•election offences

•cases involving high profile individuals such as MPs where the allegations may be of constitutional significance

•leaks of confidential information by public officials to journalists

 

The specialist prosecutor role offers a unique opportunity to shape the strategy of an investigation from the outset, taking cases through to their conclusion. You will advise officers on lines of enquiry, the production of evidence, disclosure management, case strategy and admissibility of evidence.

 

You will be a solicitor or barrister with significant experience of working in criminal law, either prosecuting or defending. You will have a proven track record of advising upon the admissibility of evidence, police powers and disclosure. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills. You will have the ability to draw together and analyse large volumes of evidence and other data from a variety of sources, in order to build a strong prosecution case. You will be able to identify risks and potential challenges in a case and devise strategies with your case teams to mitigate them. You will also have the ability to get to grips with new areas of law quickly.

 

Closing date: Monday 29th January 2018

 

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