Duty Solicitor

Recruiter
Location
South East London
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
03 Oct 2017
Closes
31 Oct 2017
Ref
TS146379
Contact
Tom Stafford
Sector/Practice Area
Crime
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Contract/hours
Permanent
Duty Solicitor.
 
A firm with several offices across London and the south of England are looking to recruit in to their developing criminal team.
 
The firm are Lexcel accredited and handle all manner of crime cases from general and serious crime matters such as motoring offences, assault and murder, through to business crime cases such as fraud and money laundering.
 
Due to a recent departure in the team, the firm are looking for an experienced Duty Solicitor to join and help further develop the firms London presence. This role will be based out of their South London premises.
 
Your responsibilities as a Duty Solicitor will involve:
  • Management of a busy caseload with a primary focus on advocacy work - Attending police stations and Magistrates' Courts, advising and representing clients
  • Out of hours work (duty rota)
  • Preparing cases of varying levels of severity for trial
This will be a ‘hands-on’ role and will involve spending a lot of time out of the office. The firm are flexible in terms of PQE as long as you hold the duty accreditation.
 
This is a highly attractive opportunity for an ambitious and self-motivated Duty Solicitor, keen to work on a busy caseload and seeking long-term progression in criminal defence law. You will also have the chance to develop a team around you. Knowledge of local courts would be beneficial but is not a pre-requisite for the role.
 
To be considered for the role please apply or send your CV over for review now as the firm are looking to make a swift appointment. For further information please contact Tom Stafford. 0207 649 9298

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