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Criminal Cases Review Commission
Remote working
£43,000 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

Job Details



Starting salary: £43,000 per annum

Term: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Location: Remote working (anywhere in the UK)

Closing date: 23:55pm on 17 April 2024


The CCRC is the independent public body that finds, investigates and refers potential miscarriages of justice. We deal with cases from magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Court Martial and Service Civilian Court.

We are the only people who can send a case back to court for a second or subsequent appeal.

From time to time, a criminal case ends with a wrongful conviction or sentence – there may have been errors at trial – or fresh evidence may have emerged.  Sometimes there are developments in the law that require matters to be reassessed in the light of modern standards of fairness.

We’re looking for a lawyer to join us on a permanent basis (although we can also consider secondments and loans). The role is varied and intellectually challenging.

You’ll need to be analytical, articulate, resilient and proactive. You must be able to juggle competing priorities, planning your work to ensure you give reliable and practical advice whilst ensuring that litigation timetables are kept to.

You will be part of our legal team supporting Commissioners and Case Review Managers with advice on the investigation and review of criminal convictions and sentences prosecuted in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This includes designing and delivering a continuous learning programme that ensures colleagues are updated on key cases and new legislation through modules and resources that develop knowledge of the law and legal skills.

You will also be asked to consider requests made in relation the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act as well as assisting with challenges to the CCRC’s decisions by way of judicial review, drafting defences where appropriate.

We have a fantastic Intern programme meaning you will also be able to mentor and guide our Interns in their career journeys.

Wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our culture, and we provide an environment where everyone is heard, valued and respected. In this rewarding position, you will be supported to achieve a work-life balance that really works for you. The CCRC are a unique organisation, with a team who are passionate advocates for fairness.



Criminal Cases Review Commission

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