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    Newly Qualified Criminal Defence Solicitor - London

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Criminal Defence
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 16/06/2021
  • Job reference: 49529_1623856164

Criminal Defence | Newly Qualified Solicitor |London / Kent | Salary Negotiable

My client is a multi-disciplined Practice based in South East London, they are long established and highly recommended solicitors. The Firm have over 30 years experienced in the legal profession. They are looking to specifically recruit within their Criminal Defence Team.


They are seeking to recruit a Newly Qualified Solicitor who is either already Duty Qualified or working towards/interested in becoming a Duty Solicitor. The role would involve attending police stations, assisting on magistrate's court prep, managing a caseload under supervision.

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.

The Candidate:

  • Newly Qualified Solicitor or Trainee coming to end of training period.
  • PACE accreditation
  • 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
  • Must be prepared to attend police stations on the out of hours Rota.

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 their competency framework

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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