Crime Duty Solicitor

Law Staff Ltd

  • 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 pressureYou 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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