Duty Solicitor

  • Preston
  • Permanent
  • Competitive

Are you seeking an employer who is committed to supporting their people to stay focused?

The firm I am currently working with offer a range of additional benefits including:

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays;
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • BUPA (Solicitor Positions Only, for self, not dependants);
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.

The firm I am working with are looking for a Criminal Solicitor to join their growing Crime Team at their Lancashire Offices.

I am keen to speak with candidates who can demonstrate the following the knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Be SRA or CILEx qualified (hold CILEx qualification/Law Degree);
  • Have great knowledge of criminal laws;
  • Have Magistrates and Crown Court experience;
  • Have Duty Solicitor status, or a willingness to work towards it;
  • Effective communication skills both written and oral;
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload to meet tight deadlines;
  • Have an interest in long term development / progression in the department;
  • Have the ability to work unsupervised and possess good self-motivation skills;
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and be reliable and enthusiastic;
  • Possess good IT skills

The role will be responsible for delivering successful outcomes such as:

  • Responsible for all aspects of Crime work and on occasions, where appropriate providing technical expertise and guidance to other team members
  • Ability to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities
  • Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases.
  • Variety of duties including dealing with a full range of Criminal Defense cases both Private and Legal Aid clients and be able to manage complex and sensitive cases.
  • Representing clients detained the police station, conducting advocacy in the Magistrates Court, attending to clients both in and outside of office hours
  • Organisation

Apply by clicking the link below, alternatively drop me a call on 01619147357 or send you CV to l.byrne@clayton-legal.co.uk 

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