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Typical roles at the CCRC

We have a range of roles in the CCRC, with the majority relating to casework and unique to CCRC. This could involve reviewing cases as a Case Review Manager; providing administrative support in the Case Administration Team; undertaking investigations as an Investigator or undertaking outreach work in prisons, for example. In addition to this we have a number of support functions such as HR, Finance, IT and Communications.

Inside the CCRC offices in Birmingham

As the number of people seeking help from the CCRC continues to grow year on year, we continue to build and develop our casework capability. If you’re interested in becoming part of the team, we recommend you set up job alerts via this site.

Case Review Managers

Case Review Managers investigate and analyse suspected miscarriages of justice. They manage a varied portfolio of complex criminal cases and make recommendations on whether to refer a case for a fresh appeal.

Our Case Review Managers are analytical, articulate, resilient and proactive and tend to come from a range of backgrounds – law, policing, forensic science, trading standards, journalism, fire safety. You must be able to juggle competing priorities, planning your work to ensure each case is investigated properly and takes no longer than reasonably necessary to reach a reliable conclusion.

You need to have the ability to see a case from all sides and be objective and impartial. In the role, you’ll have the opportunity to examine material from a range of sources and professional bodies. Sometimes you’ll need to interview applicants and witnesses or instruct experts in a range of forensic and scientific disciplines. At other times you will be dealing with emerging developments in the criminal law.

As a remote-first organisation, colleagues work predominantly from home, using the latest IT to stay connected and to learn from and support each other.

Casework Administrator

Casework Administrators play a key role in supporting the review process by ensuring that we have the information and material necessary to carry out our investigations.

Each Casework Administrator works on a portfolio of cases, varying in complexity and conviction type, and provides vital administrative support such as obtaining material from public and private bodies and then ensuring it is returned complete at the end of a review, dealing with correspondence, speaking with applicants, and updating our digital case management system.

You must be highly organised and able to juggle multiple tasks while maintaining accuracy and having a keen eye for detail. We rely on you to build relationships and solve problems.


Our Interns provide support to our Casework, Legal and Investigations teams. The role is challenging and varied – one day you might be carrying out legal research on a developing area of law, another you might be examining material and compiling a summary or chronology, assisting in an interview with an applicant or witness, or involved in our interactions with experts from a range of forensic and scientific disciplines.  We are proud of our Internship programme and have supported many individuals to go on to develop highly successful careers.

The CCRC works closely with the Kalisher Trust who aim to transform lives by encouraging and inspiring young people of ability, commitment, and ambition to achieve their potential and develop a career at the Criminal Bar. Together, we provide Intern opportunities to young people who have exceptional talent and modest means, no matter what their social or ethnic background.

Intern testimonials

Megan Morrison

“Being a Kalisher Intern at the CCRC has provided me with the invaluable experience I needed to obtain a criminal pupillage. The mentoring attached to the internship provides opportunities to marshal judges, practise your advocacy, and gain assistance with drafting pupillage applications. Having lawyers and criminal barristers assist with this process is invaluable, and the feedback undoubtedly assists to improve your applications and interview technique. 

Each day of the internship is different; you can start the week reviewing a defence file and end the week with a prison visit to speak to an applicant. You are entrusted with replying to correspondence from potential applicants, taking calls from applicants in prison, and drafting case documents. An internship at the CCRC provides the opportunity to work on cases covering a variety of offences, from drug possession to murder, and issues, such as disclosure and sentencing credit. This ensures that you have a well-rounded knowledge of the Criminal Justice System. Having taken advantage of the many opportunities that the internship offers, I am positive that it has provided me with the confidence and experience needed for undertaking a criminal pupillage.”

Callum Tyrer

“Being a Kalisher Intern at the CCRC has provided me with several invaluable opportunities. Interns at the CCRC are involved in a great number of things, including analysing a variety of documents and submissions, carrying out legal research, drafting decision documents, visiting prisons to speak to applicants/potential applicants and visiting courts around the country.

These opportunities go a long way in enhancing your legal and analytical skills in a practical, real world setting and gives you a great insight into how the Criminal Justice System works. In this role, you have the chance to develop many new and existing skills, which will benefit you when it comes to applying for pupillage. The CCRC is greatly supportive to Interns in the pupillage process and go out of their way to ensure Interns see and do as much as possible in their time at the CCRC.”

Emma Bean

“Being an intern for the CCRC provides a unique perspective of criminal law, it is very rare to view cases with access to both the Prosecution and Defence material as well as submissions made on appeal, giving the fullest picture of the Criminal Justice System. I believe this experience is the closest I have come to experiencing life as a Barrister dealing with casework daily. All Interns are given the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of casework and legal tasks and be involved in additional opportunities such as presentations, training sessions, and visiting applicants in prison. As a new Kalisher Intern, I did not expect to have so many unique opportunities in such a short space of time.

The CCRC is hugely supportive of its Interns, providing advice on the pupillage process and assisting them in gaining vital experience to improve their applications to secure pupillage in the future. This experience is immeasurable, and you can truly get out of it whatever you’re willing to put in.”