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Criminal Law job opportunities are rising

Published on: 17 Jan 2020

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According to recent data, jobs in criminal law are on the rise.  

Data gleaned by our team earlier this month has indicated that the number of jobs in ‘Criminal / Prosecutions’ has gone up by 50% year-on-year and 59% month-on-month, alongside a 31% monthly rise in ‘Criminal’ jobs.

This data comes into fruition in the midst of a tougher government stance on tackling crime, which may have influenced the rise in demand for Criminal Duty, Defence and Prosecution Lawyers.


If you’re looking for your next role as a Criminal Lawyer, now is an ideal time to apply. Browse the latest Criminal Law job opportunities on TotallyLegal, or check out some new and exciting vacancies below:


Part-time Criminal Duty Solicitor | Great work/life balance | London

A unique opportunity for a Criminal Duty Solicitor to join an innovative firm on a part-time basis (2/3 days a week). This is a fantastic role offering a great work/life balance with great career progression opportunities attached. To be considered for this role, you must hold a valid Crime Duty Accreditation and be experienced in managing a demanding caseload from start to finish. There is a competitive salary package on offer.

 Criminal Defence Solicitor | Established Legal 500 practice | Somerset

A progressive and modern Legal 500 firm in Bridgwater is seeking a Criminal Defence Solicitor or Legal Executive to handle a mixture of private client and legal aid files. In this role, you will be expected to attend magistrates’ courts and local police stations. You must be eligible to join the Court and Police Station Duty Rota Scheme to be considered. There is a salary of up to £45,000 on offer, as well as excellent benefits and career prospects.

Senior Criminal Paralegal | Motor Crime Department | Liverpool

A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Paralegal has arisen within a fast-paced, expanding motor crime team in Liverpool. You will be handling cases relating to drink / drug driving speeding, RTA, dangerous driving and more. For this Paralegal role, the firm is offering a salary of up to £25,000, but there is potential to progress quickly into a fee earning role with an increased salary and bonus.