Public Prosecutor (Legal Assistant)

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £20.66 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Kim Martin
Job ref NICS3389_1638886604

Job description

Role: BESL / Public Prosecutor Legal Assistant

Rate of Pay: £20.66 - £22.16phr

Location: Belfast Chambers

Duration: 12 months

Hours: 37hrs per week Monday to Friday

Duties Include:

  • Consideration of files submitted by police and government departments with a view to deciding, or advising, as to prosecution in cases alleging the commission of an offence which can be prosecuted in the Magistrates' Court and the Crown Court.
  • Preparation of papers for prosecution, where appropriate, and directing such charges and evidence as is appropriate in each case.
  • Prosecution of cases anywhere in Northern Ireland, in the Magistrates' Courts and, on occasion in the County Court:
  • Provision of pre-prosecutorial advice and liaising and communicating with other criminal justice stakeholders including victims and witnesses.
  • On occasion preparing committal papers in Indictable cases.

The above list is not exhaustive but gives a good indication of the main duties of the post. The emphasis on particular duties will vary over time according to business needs.

Essential Experience/Qualifications:

  1. In order to be designated, the successful applicants, at the time of appointment, must be a Barrister or Solicitor who is entitled to practise either at the Bar of Northern Ireland or as a Solicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland.


  1. Have at least one year's post qualification advocacy experience in criminal cases, gained within the last 6 years, in a Magistrates' court environment.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Basic Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18 along with a CTC check. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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