Business Crime Associate Solicitor

Clear IT Recruitment

  • Full Time

Our client is seeking an experienced Business Crime Associate in London Hybrid working is available.

The Business Crime and Regulatory team in London are seeking to expand with the recruitment of an associate solicitor. The successful candidate will run their own mixed caseload as well as supporting the partners in the team on complex cases. The opportunity will suit a self-starter with a proven track-record of success, who is keen to work in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment.

The team currently deal with the full spectrum of privately funded criminal and regulatory cases; this includes advising on and defending corporate criminal investigations, professional misconduct and disciplinary proceedings, as well as high value fraud, serious general crime and extradition.

The team have developed an emerging investigations practice and actively bring private prosecutions on behalf of both individuals and corporate clients, so a background of working within law enforcement, the CPS or another prosecuting authority is desirable.

The ideal candidate will:

* Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of criminal and regulatory law

* Have two to five years’ PQE in a leading criminal firm or law enforcement agency

* Have experience preparing and running cases in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal at differing levels of supervision dependent on the severity and complexities of the case.

* Be confident in their ability to advise clients in interview under caution with a variety of investigating agencies.

* Have a keen interest in participating in, and contributing to, the team’s marketing and business development activities including writing articles for publications and blogs for the website as well as taking part in networking events and other business development opportunities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

* To provide an effective, timely and efficient service to the firm’s clients;

* To ensure excellent service standards and maintain high client satisfaction;

* To accurately and effectively time record your work and manage an agreed caseload of clients in a profitable and efficient manner;

* To endeavour to meet financial performance targets and report accurately on expected billing when required to;

* To assist the Department Head and partners in the team as requested in the organisation of the BCR department and maintaining professional standards in the team;

* To exercise good financial management skills including preparing cost estimates, monitoring the cost estimate provided to client as per fees invoiced, preparing and/or reviewing time schedules for billing, and obtaining swift payment of outstanding balances;

* To exercise good management and supervisory skills to include assisting trainees and paralegals with queries and delegating work


* A minimum of 25 days’ annual leave plus office closure between Christmas and New Year

* A one hour early finish, one Friday per month

* Two days a year to do charitable work

* The opportunity to get involved in sports teams, hobby clubs, and social events

* Annual promotions process open to all staff

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal Recruitment Limited.

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful

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