Assistant Lawyer – Crime & Regulatory


  • Full Time

Job Purpose:

The assistant lawyer will assist Partner, Chris Green, dealing with criminal regulatory cases and inquest work, predominantly in health safety, environment, motor, food, fire and product safety. Much of it is for corporate clients and working with our corporate sector risks colleagues rather than solely for insurance companies.

This is a technical and corporate client-facing role for a well-rounded lawyer, so you will have a keen interest in building client relationships through the delivery of training networking business development and mentoring as well as in delivering first class legal solutions to complex technical problems.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Review and analysis of prosecution evidence and considering implications for lay client/company
  • Drafting statements of clients /witnesses
  • Review of client’s evidence – obtaining, collating, indexing, cross-referencing with own statements and Prosecution’s statements, summarising evidence for partner and lead file handlers
  • Liaising with Court, Coroner’s Office, clients and CQC/Police/HSE or relevant regulator
  • Liaising with experts – instructing own experts, summarising expert evidence, serving reports
  • Serving Defence case statements, sentencing bundles and mitigation bundles
  • Drafting written submissions, following liaison with lay individual client/corporate client
  • Liaising with clients re Prosecution’s case and disclosure required
  • Reviewing and producing transcripts of evidence
  • Organising and attending conferences & meetings, drafting note of discussion and following agreed strategy following partner’s strategy
  • Attendance / representation and arranging interview under cautions where appropriate
  • Attendance behind Counsel for trials & inquests – drafting notes of evidence, outcome and sentencing
  • Arranges meetings, conferences, site visits, expert appointments etc.
  • Chase for transcripts and disclosure, collating the evidence
  • Review of medical records, post mortem reports and CCTV footage
  • Attending site, taking photos and drafting basic statements
  • Research into relevant HSE guidelines
  • Research into clients – corporate structure, their procedures, risk assessments, documents
  • Collating witness availability
  • Preparation of bundles for hearings, serving bundles
  • To ensure compliance with the SRA Standards & Regulations

Working hours and Location:

The core working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The assistant lawyer will be expected to work such hours as are necessary to facilitate the clients and the nature of the role. It is expected that if the demands of work require longer hours will be worked to achieve those expectations and where required to meet the exigencies of the service, court deadlines and client service as specified.

We are open to receiving applications on a National basis – ideally someone who can attend one of our local offices but due to the nature of the role we can be flexible. The Partner is Coventry based but it is not essential for this role,

Recruitment Criteria:

A qualified lawyer, whether Solicitor or Barrister with regulatory or inquest experience, whether that is during their training or upon qualification.


  • Rights of audience in the Magistrates’ and Coroner’s Court
  • An ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work with case management systems
  • The personal skills to deal with clients in a sensitive manner given the context within which they find themselves.
  • Good telephone and communication skills with people at all levels inside and outside the business
  • Calm under pressure
  • Self-confidence, with good literacy and IT skills
  • Good team worker with the flexibility to do what is required to get a result and ensure client service levels are met
  • Ability to work effectively within the Keoghs Shared Values framework
  • A full clean driving licence and use of own means of transport preferred
  • Knowledge and/or some experience of the criminal law and procedure preferred.

NB: This is not a retrain role

In return:

As well as the development opportunity this role will bring your benefits package would include: 25 days holiday per year (opportunity to buy & sell 3 days), increasing to 26 days after 5 years’ service and 27 days after 10 years’ service, Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan, Life assurance, Critical Illness Cover, PHI/Income Protection, Pension Contribution based, Cycle to Work Scheme, Tech Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Gym Flex

Our culture is focussed on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our four values are at the heart of everything we do;

Keoghs values

ü We are connected

ü We are dynamic

ü We are innovative

ü We succeed together

We look forward to receiving your application; should you wish to have a more informal conversation initially, please do not hesitate to contact me in the first instance.

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