Crime Duty Solicitor

5 days left

Location
Honor Oak
Salary
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
29 May 2024
Closes
26 Jun 2024
Ref
BH-36630-3
Contact
Marcus Stevens
Job Title
Lawyer
Practice Area
Criminal
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Crime Duty Solicitor

UK QUALIFIED SOLICITOR


We are a renowned multiservice law firm committed to access for justice. Our lawyers specialise in criminal defence, family law, housing, civil liberties and human rights. We are a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm who are currently recruiting a Duty Solicitor to join our Crime Team in our South East London office. 

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being part of a dynamic and growing team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Representing clients detained at police stations
  • Handling own caseload of criminal defence cases across a full range of different offences
  • Conducting advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court including summary trials (and Crown Court hearings if the candidate has Higher Rights)

About you:

  • Solicitors with at least 1 year’s PQE in criminal matters
  • Crime duty accreditation is preferred but not essential, although the successful candidate will be expected to obtain this accreditation if they do not already have it
  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills
  • IT proficiency
  • Ability to manage a demanding caseload with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic, professional and positive approach
  • Have a passion for publically funded work
  • Attention to detail and the confidence to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent client and team building skills
  • IT proficiency
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and remain calm whilst under pressure

You will receive a positive and supportive working environment with a team that prides themselves on promoting from within, exposure to industry specialists and a fantastic opportunity to start or continue your development in an award-winning law firm.

This  salary for this role is depending on experience. Please quote ref 36630


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