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    Criminal Defence - non legal aid work

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Criminal Defence
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 23/02/2021
  • Job reference: 48426_1614070776

Criminal Defence - Private Funded (Non-Duty) | West Yorkshire | Salary Negotiable

My Client are a dynamic and highly specialised law practice based West Yorkshire, they are leaders in their chosen field and represent their clients across both England and Wales. They are starting an exciting new adventure and looking for experienced Criminal Solicitors looking to move away from Legal Aid and Duty requirements


My Client are seeking technically astute candidates with experience of advising on a range of Criminal matters as well advocating in Magistrates court, Case files typically include General Crime, Driving Offences, Disclosure, Business Crime, Regulatory

In addition to the requisite technical skills, you will be an ambitious self-starter who is well connected and enjoys business development activities. I am especially interested to hear from candidates motivated to progress their careers with the drive and capability to realise growth for the firm.

What the firm will do for you:

You can expect to be challenged with complex legal work. Whilst they expect a lot, they really value their team members. They want their staff to stay with them for the long term, and they work hard to create a culture and environment that people flourish in.

In return for your expertise and dedication, they will provide you with the support required to help you succeed as a trusted adviser to clients and professional contacts alike.

They have heavily invested in technology to develop and refine their sophisticated work management software and communication networks. This provides you with the time and flexibility to concentrate on what matters most.

The candidate:

  • Qualified Solicitor - Experience of Criminal Law is essential
  • Commercially minded with business development skills to support plans for growth and develop your own career.
  • Excellent technical, IT, client care and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and professional
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Magistrate Court Trial work is essential

The offer:

In exchange for your hard work and commitment, they will offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package and additional benefits
  • A supportive and friendly working environment
  • The opportunity to work for a firm that prides itself on top quality, complex and challenging work.
  • Excellent training and a structured approach to personal development through our competency framework

This role will suit someone with a strong litigation background and someone who would like to practice within a specialised practice.

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward an up to date copy of your CV to or call Simon on 01772 259121 for an informal discussion.

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