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Criminal Solicitor Vacancy
(Qualified preferred, although a Trainee Solicitor will be considered)

We are currently looking to recruit a Solicitor specialising in Criminal Law. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years PQE and will provide high quality legal advice, assistance and where required, advocacy for clients of the firm and contribute to maintaining high standards of client care.

Job Description

  • Qualified solicitor or experienced fee earner with experience in Criminal Law. Trainee Solicitors may be considered.

  • Qualified Duty Solicitor is highly desirable.

  • Police Station Accredited is desirable.

  • Higher advocate in the Crown Court is also desirable, but not essential.

  • Taking client instructions and providing legal advice and assistance.

  • Effective and efficient management of a caseload of matters.

  • File management in accordance with Quality Procedures Manual, SRA Code, LAA Contract, Lexcel and CQS requirements.

  • Representing clients at Court, Tribunals and the Police Station, as appropriate.

  • Participation in out-of-hours duty rota, as appropriate.

  • If applicable, supervision of staff including file reviews, appraisals and training.

  • Dealing with client enquiries.

  • Undertaking legal research and maintaining legal knowledge through training and ensuring compliance with Continuing. Competence requirements of Regulator.

  • Compliance with Duty Solicitor requirements, where appropriate.

  • Compliance with SRA Code of Conduct and SRA Accounts Rules.

  • Contributing to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.

  • Contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures.

  • Ensuring compliance with Equality and Diversity Policy.

  • Any other duties which from time to time are required by the firm.

Key Skills Required

  • Qualified solicitor or experienced fee earner with experience in Criminal Law. Trainee Solicitors may be considered.

  • Qualified Duty Solicitor is highly desirable.

  • Police Station Accredited is desirable.

  • Higher advocate in the Crown Court is also desirable, but not essential.

  • >3 years PQE preferred.

  • Experience of Legal Aid.

 

Salary

Competitive salary based on skills and experience.

 

Please forward your CV to jbosward@paisleys.co.uk

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