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Paralegal Position

We set up a co-operative, not-for-profit criminal law firm so that we could do legal work in a different and more sustainable way. We’re expanding and need to recruit an aspiring lawyer with a commitment to social justice.

If you want to join a new type of progressive legal practice, you will have:

  • experience in conducting criminal litigation;

  • a demonstrable interest in civil liberties and human rights;

  • strong academic credentials;

  • the ambition, energy and enthusiasm to play a part in the development of the organisation;

  • the ability to provide administrative assistance, whether on Legal Aid or privately funded cases.

You may also have police station accreditation, which will be considered an advantage.

The role will include assisting on case preparation and criminal litigation, supporting the day-to-day running of the firm, and contributing to the design and delivery of our criminal justice project work.

The position will be a permanent contract as a Paralegal - subject to completion of a probation period of six months.

Salary:        £23,000 pa (full time) + competitive benefits

Start date:  January 2020

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, by 6.00pm on Friday, 29 November 2019, explaining clearly why you want to work at Commons to


Commons is the trading name of Commons Law Community Interest Company, a co-operative, not-for-profit, limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales registration number 10383728. Commons is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, number 634632. A copy of the SRA's rules can be found at

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