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2 weeks ago

Criminal Duty Solicitor

Position type: Permanent

Location: Lancashire

Sector: Crime

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Experience: 2 - 4 years of experience required

Job Type: Full Time

Position Description

A well-established law firm is currently seeking a Criminal Duty Solicitor to join both their Lancashire and Derbyshire offices. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the criminal department, contributing their expertise to the legal team.


  • Manage a varied caseload of criminal matters.
  • Handle cases from initial police station representation through to court proceedings.
  • Hold necessary police station accreditations to provide effective and comprehensive representation to clients during police interviews.
  • Ensure compliance with legal procedures and standards in criminal defence.
  • Participate in the duty solicitor rota, providing on-call services for clients in need of immediate representation.
  • Attend police stations promptly to offer legal advice and representation.
  • Represent clients in Magistrates' Courts and, when required, Crown Courts.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare cases for trial, ensuring a robust defence for clients.
  • Provide clear and concise legal advice to clients, explaining their rights and options at each stage of the criminal process.
  • Build strong client relationships based on trust and effective communication.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualified Solicitor with 3 to 5 years of PQE in criminal law.
  • Police station accreditations are essential.
  • Experience in handling a diverse range of criminal cases.
  • Ability to work on the duty solicitor rota and respond promptly to police station callouts.
  • Strong advocacy and negotiation skills.

The firm offers:

  • A competitive salary reflective of experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a Criminal Duty Solicitor to make a significant impact within a reputable legal practice in Lancashire or Derbyshire, contributing to the provision of high-quality legal services and client representation in criminal matters.

To apply, please submit your details via the contact page, or contact Justine Stevens on LinkedIn

Job Benefits

The firm offers a competitive salary and a range of benefits.

Job Requirements

Qualified Solicitor with 3 to 5 years of PQE in criminal law.

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