Specialist Prosecutor

Website Crown Prosecution Service

Job Description:

CPS Proceeds of Crime (CPS POC) is at the forefront of the fight against Economic Crime, ensuring that criminal assets are restrained, confiscated and enforced, so that criminals do not benefit from their ill-gotten gains.

We also work with law enforcement colleagues to use civil recovery powers to target unexplained wealth. We work with foreign governments to repatriate funds to the UK, as well as restraining and returning money abroad where it is derived from criminal activity overseas. CPS POC also
handles civil litigation arising out of the exercise of the prosecutorial functions of the CPS.

The post holder will be an expert in proceeds of crime work. They will build, develop and maintain operational relationships with local criminal justice partners.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal and practical advice to police officers and Financial Investigators with regard to money laundering investigations and prosecutions, restraint, confiscation, enforcement and civil recovery.
  • Deal with incoming international request as required, providing advice and support to foreign jurisdictions.
  • Provide advice to prosecutors and caseworkers and the CPS Areas, offering support, guidance and advice.
  • Prepare Letters of Request (LORs) to foreign jurisdictions to ensure assets outside of the UK are located, restrained or enforced.
  • Conduct cases in Enforcement Courts and, where the post holder has the appropriate Higher Court Advocacy (HCA) qualifications, conduct contested and non-contested confiscations hearings, drafting the appropriate applications, legal arguments and other legal documentation in support of those hearings.
  • Undertake assigned investigations and casework.
  • Support advocates in all asset recovery hearings by drafting the appropriate applications, legal arguments and other documentation in support of those hearings.

Job Requirements:

  • Professional: Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course and have completed the relevant pupillage and training contract (or have received full exemption from the relevant professional regulatory body, either the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board).
  • Legally Qualified: the post holder must be a qualified practicing solicitor or barrister, possessing a law degree or Common Professional Examination, having completed a Legal Practice Course or the Bar Vocational Course and the relevant pupillage
  • Academic: Law degree, Common Professional Examination, Graduate Diploma in Law.

Job Details:

Company: Crown Prosecution Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Manchester, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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