Senior Lawyer– Criminal Injuries Settlement Authority

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is an Agency of the Ministry of Justice. We supply payment to blameless victims of violent criminal activity in England, Wales, and Scotland and, since 2012, victims of abroad terrorism. We are looking to designate a high carrying out lawyer as a senior lawyer, reporting straight to our Director of Legal Services.

As a senior lawyer, you will need to show management in the arrangement of legal assistance and suggestions. You will help handle a versatile and expert group, guaranteeing that stakeholders get an outstanding service and sound legal suggestions. You will have direct line management obligation for our recently certified legal advisor and our law students. You will be our designated training manager and for that reason have a duty for guaranteeing our students get an outstanding requirement of training and abide by all Law Society of Scotland requirements.

You will also be accountable for handling a caseload of intricate judicial evaluations and other litigation, preparing submissions and advising counsel as suitable. This will consist of cases in the Upper Tribunal, the Court of Session in Scotland and the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales. Your function will also include deciding on complex legal questions as intensified to you by our functional groups or straight from service users. The function will also include handling trust work, in addition to the arrangement of information defense recommendations and different other advertisement hoc tasks as needed.

You will support the Director of Legal Services in guaranteeing that CICA runs in accordance with legal and policy structures and in making sure the reliable arrangement of a variety of legal and policy services. You will be anticipated to show an understanding of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Schemes and appropriate legislation, an outstanding understanding of public law and a strong grasp of the criminal law, trust law and information defense legislation.

You will be needed to carry out the following jobs:

 Lead and handle our freshly certified legal consultant and our students in adding to the accomplishment of CICA’s business goals by offering sound legal guidance to guarantee we provide a caring, effective and reasonable service to blameless victims of the violent criminal offense.

 Set clear expectations of people within the group, talk about performance routinely to inspire and boost services which meet customer expectations and adhere to Law Society of Scotland training requirements.

 Manage a caseload of intricate judicial evaluation cases and other litigation, making sure that the CICA’s benefits are secured; draft submissions and advise counsel as suitable in Tribunal and court procedures.

 Manage a caseload including trust deeds, making sure trusts are prepared and worked out in accordance with the regards to the pertinent Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

 Provide sound legal recommendations on a variety of problems as they emerge, consisting of analysis and application of the Scheme, information security and liberty of info matters.

 Support our group of choice-makers who represent CICA at appeal hearings before the First-tier Tribunal, screen Tribunal choices, represent the CICA before the Tribunal where needed and, where essential, raise judicial evaluation or appeal procedures on behalf of CICA.

 General ad-hoc jobs and responsibilities as they emerge.

Abilities and Qualifications:
A lawyer certified to practice in Scotland, with a present practicing certificate and who has remained in constant practice as a lawyer for a duration of at least 3 years.

The capability to prepare written an argument, assistance, and correspondence to the greatest quality requirements.

An outstanding understanding of public law and an understanding of criminal law, trust law and information security legislation.

Exceptional legal research abilities.

Strong organizational and time-management abilities, with the capability efficiently to prioritize when under time pressures.

Strong analytical and thinking abilities, with the capability to take in info rapidly and analyze statutes, case law and other sources of law.

Positive choice maker, able to work individually and as part of a group.

Exceptional people abilities, to supply high-quality management to our legal consultant and students.