Locum Criminal Defence Lawyer

5 days left

Greater Manchester
£30 - £35 per hour
20 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Lauren Harris
Job Title
Practice Area
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Locum Criminal Defence Lawyer – Solicitor or Experienced Paralegal, 2+ PQE, Greater Manchester – A specialist firm in the North West have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor or Paralegal to handle a caseload of motoring law matters. The locum lawyer will be immediately available to commence this assignment and a permanent role is on offer for the right candidate. 

JOB TITLE:                   Locum Criminal Defence Lawyer – Solicitor or Experienced Paralegal
PQE:                              2+
LOCATION:                   Greater Manchester
HOURLY RATE:              £30 - £35 

The successful Criminal Defence Lawyer will join a close-knit team and handle their own technically complex caseload defending motor offences. The appointed candidate will be responsible for all aspects of file handling down to include, but not limited to, drafting documentation, taking detailed statements from clients and witnesses, instructing and liaising with Counsel, reviewing evidence and completing file reviews as required. This firm operate in a different way to traditional criminal law firms in that they instruct external Counsel and so their fee earners are not expected to attend Police Stations or Court. The firm do have an out of hours rota in place for new enquiry calls which works on a shared basis with other team members.
Applications are sought from qualified Solicitors or experienced Paralegals who have at least 2 years’ experience in defending motor offences. It is essential that candidates hoping to be considered for this role have solid experience of motoring law and experience of running their own caseload, both guilty and not guilty pleas. Sound knowledge of the Criminal Court system and process is essential in order to be successful in this role along with prior experience of using Proclaim.
This thriving firm is comprised of specialist driving offence solicitors and are proud to call themselves one of the most prestigious firms of this kind. They defend drivers nationwide for all UK criminal motoring offences and have built up an outstanding reputation which they work hard to maintain.

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