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    Criminal Defence Solicitor Advocate / HCA

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Criminal Defence
  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
  • Date posted: 05/06/2019
  • Job reference: 37763_1559719197

Criminal Defence - High Court Advocate

Salary Negotiable


My client who are an independent specialist law firm with a history of over 40 years and are based in Merseyside are looking to appoint an experienced High Court Advocate to their team.


You will be dealing matters relating to both Magistrates court level and subsequently Crown Court, Please and Mitigation for trails. You will be working a full caseload of work that is provided by the firm.


  • To be responsible for the provision of advocacy arising from cases within the legal departments.
  • To be able to provide advice to legal advisers and managers on the best format to present cases at Court.
  • To assist in developing appropriate processes and documentation for the case management system in relation to representation at Court.
  • To identify cases where commercially it would be tactically advantageous to settle or proceed to a final hearing.
  • Keep up to date with all industry changes including case law, legislation and other matters of relevance.
  • To progress your caseload in a manner to ensure that clients receive appropriate, professional, timely and pertinent legal advice, with regular contact, whilst managing their expectations.
  • Take a practical but commercial approach to settlements and advising clients as to litigation/cost risks.
  • To achieve and exceed various targets set in relation to, for example, profit costs and issuing, without compromising the firm's integrity.

About you:

  • Solicitor or Barrister (At least Category 2 experienced)
  • A solid working knowledge of the CPR, legislation and relevant case law
  • Excellent advocate and litigator with strong drafting skills and the ability to recognise issues as they arise and provide commercial sound solutions.
  • Team player and acts as a role model to colleagues, working to achieve business and team goals.
  • Excellent research and problem-solving skills with the ability to convey complex legal and factual issues to a variety of audiences.

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

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