Crime Duty Solicitor: Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough, England, North Yorkshire
£32000 - £45000 per annum
10 Sep 2017
08 Oct 2017
Emma Chisholm
Sector/Practice Area
Vacancy Type
Full time
Criminal Duty Solicitor: Middlesbrough

Our client is a specialist Criminal Defence & Family Law firm based in the centre of Middlesbrough. Due to steady expansion, they are looking to recruit a Solicitor to join their busy team.

The Role
You will undertake a broad criminal caseload and will be expected to represent clients in local Magistrates Courts and Police Stations, and possibly Crown Court dependent upon experience. You will be required to undertake a share of out of hours police station and court work, for which you will receive additional remuneration. You will represent clients from arrest to trial, preparing, and ideally representing, at trial. Commitment to involvement in the firm's business development and Corporate Social Responsibility activities is desirable.

The Candidate
You will be a personable, hardworking, individual, who is committed to enhancing their skills and knowledge of Criminal Law on an ongoing basis.

You will be a minimum of 2 years PQE and ideally will be duty registered. It would be beneficial if you were HCA qualified but this is not essential for this role, as the chosen individual will be considered for HCA qualification in the future.

The role is a full time one and own transport and driving licence is essential.

The Firm

The firm is multi-award winning, family run and strives to provide work-life balance for all employees. They are signatories to the Law Society's Diversity & Inclusion Charter and pride themselves on being equal opportunities employers. The environment is one of cooperation and support.

They have an excellent reputation amongst their clients for high quality work, and receive very positive feedback for their dedication to client care. The chosen individual will be expected to enhance that reputation and to obtain repeat work and recommendations once they are established in the role.

Staff receive 30 days' holiday (including bank holidays), and the firm closes on the last working day before the Christmas break without deduction from staff holiday allowance

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.