Locum Criminal Defence Lawyer

Employer
eNL
Location
Greater Manchester
Salary
£30 - £35 per hour
Closing date
18 May 2021

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Sector/Practice Area
Crime
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice, Legal Support, Paralegal
PQE
4-6 years, 7+ years
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Job Details

Locum Criminal Defence Lawyer – Solicitor or Experienced Paralegal, 2+ PQE, Greater Manchester – A specialist firm in the North West have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor or Paralegal to handle a caseload of motoring law matters. The locum lawyer will be immediately available to commence this assignment and a permanent role is on offer for the right candidate. To apply or register your interest, call Lauren Harris on 0161 850 0745 and quote job ref: 3972

JOB TITLE:                   Locum Criminal Defence Lawyer – Solicitor or Experienced Paralegal
PQE:                              2+
LOCATION:                   Greater Manchester
HOURLY RATE:              £30 - £35 

THE ROLE:
The successful Criminal Defence Lawyer will join a close-knit team and handle their own technically complex caseload defending motor offences. The appointed candidate will be responsible for all aspects of file handling down to include, but not limited to, drafting documentation, taking detailed statements from clients and witnesses, instructing and liaising with Counsel, reviewing evidence and completing file reviews as required. This firm operate in a different way to traditional criminal law firms in that they instruct external Counsel and so their fee earners are not expected to attend Police Stations or Court. The firm do have an out of hours rota in place for new enquiry calls which works on a shared basis with other team members.
 
THE CANDIDATE:
Applications are sought from qualified Solicitors or experienced Paralegals who have at least 2 years’ experience in defending motor offences. It is essential that candidates hoping to be considered for this role have solid experience of motoring law and experience of running their own caseload, both guilty and not guilty pleas. Sound knowledge of the Criminal Court system and process is essential in order to be successful in this role along with prior experience of using Proclaim.
 
THE FIRM:
This thriving firm is comprised of specialist driving offence solicitors and are proud to call themselves one of the most prestigious firms of this kind. They defend drivers nationwide for all UK criminal motoring offences and have built up an outstanding reputation which they work hard to maintain.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
Contact Lauren Harris at eNL on 0113 320 0575 or email lauren.harris@enllegal.co.uk with your CV, or simply call for a confidential discussion. eNL will never share your CV with a third party without your express permission. As part of our candidate care process, we aim to respond to all applications in 7 days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide.
 
eNL is handling a number of Criminal vacancies throughout the North West. If you are a Solicitor looking for a move, please call now.
 
eNL has a number of permanent, locum and consultant vacancies for private practice law firms, the public sector and FTSE in-house organisations, throughout England & Wales. If you are legally qualified or in a legal business support role and considering a career move, do get in touch, or go to https://www.enllegal.co.uk/enl/register-with-us to register your interest.
 
In addition, if you know any legal professionals that may be interested in a new role, remember we do offer up to £500 referral fee bonus (T&C’s apply).

Company

eNL 
eNL’s team manage the recruitment of legal staff across a variety of sectors. With a strong presence within the private practice market, we also boast specific expertise in relation to public sector and in-house appointments. Our sector specialist consultants provide first rate market knowledge within their geographical location and individual markets.

Gemma Jones – Director

Gemma offers a wealth of experience in recruitment across the professional sectors. Before joining eNL, she worked in executive search for senior sales and marketing professionals. She joined eNL in 2006 as a Senior Consultant and got to grips with the legal sector very quickly. Gemma specialises in placing permanent, qualified legal professionals across the London and South East region. She has developed solid relationships with key firms in the City and leading, regional practices. Her remit includes individuals from newly qualified up to Partner level. Heading up the London & South East division at eNL, Gemma offers a personal service that has been commended by candidates and clients alike.

Rebecca Barry – Operations Director
Rebecca has worked with eNL for over 6 years and as well as contributing to the overall running of the business, also places candidates across the London & South East region. Rebecca is a skilled and professional recruiter offering an in-depth knowledge of the legal market, having worked in this sector for over 10 years. She has developed key relationships with some of the top firms in the City and nationally and has built her reputation upon successful career moves and expert advice. A keen networker, Rebecca is a prominent figure in the London & South East division.

Rachel Barnett - Consultant
Rachel is a consultant specialising in qualified recruitment on a permanent basis across London and the South East. She has been working in the legal recruitment marketplace since 2008, having joined eNL from a strong customer service and sales background. Initially Rachel provided comprehensive support to Senior Consultants, Managers and other Team Co-ordinators. She then spent 2 years as a consultant within the locum division, responsible for the recruitment of temporary Solicitors and Legal Executives and also the Paralegal/Legal Secretary division. An accomplished recruiter, Rachel is focused to deliver honest and commercially focused advice.

Pasquale Agatiello – Senior Consultant (In-house)
Pasquale is a specialist recruitment professional with over 12 years experience working for some of the most reputable global recruitment organisations in the world. Specialising in in-house legal recruitment he has developed influential client relationships with key organisations across the IT, telecommunications, energy, FMCG and financial services sectors. He has developed an extensive network of active and passive candidates from around the EMEA region, thus ensuring clients and candidates work with an expert who really understands their business and is ideally placed to meet their strategic hiring requirements. Recruiting at all levels up to General Counsel, Pasquale is experienced in retained, search and contingency based recruitment campaigns.

Kaye Thumpston – Divisional Manager
Kaye Thumpston is Divisional Manager within eNL’s  locum division and has responsibility for the temporary legal recruitment team nationally. She has been involved in legal recruitment since 2006  and  is well placed to offer sound career advice. Educated to postgraduate level, including a first class honours degree and a distinction in her postgraduate legal qualification, Kaye has a thorough  understanding of what  clients require and has built up a strong network of contacts throughout the UK. Her practical and honest advice has resulted in a successful commercial reputation respected by both candidates and  clients.

Felicity Simpson – Consultant

Following 4 years within the hospitality and sales sector, Felicity joined eNL in November 2016, after identifying legal  recruitment as an industry that interested her and  where she felt she could develop as an individual. Her aim is to add real value to her clients businesses and the careers of legal professionals.

  • Felicity is determined to become an expert in both recruitment and the legal industry, in order to provide her clients and candidates with strong market information and guidance.
  • As a  member of  eNLs London & South East Locum Team she will be recruiting for fixed term contract positions, holiday cover and interim support roles across the region.
  • A hardworking individual with a passion for customer service, Felicity strives  to deliver the best possible solution.
  • Excellent communicator, with an enviable work ethic, enhanced by a genuine down to earth approach and an infectious sense of humour.
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