Duty Solicitor

Location
South East London
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
21 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Mar 2018
Ref
TST146379-1
Contact
Tom Stafford
Practice area
Crime, Fraud
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Duty Solicitor - South London/Kent
 
A firm with several offices across London and the South East are looking to hire a Duty Solicitor for their head office in South London.
 
The firm are Lexcel accredited and handle all manner of general and serious crime matters such as motoring offences, assault and murder, drug trafficking, gang crime and more.
 
With the shorter rota period at the start 2018, the firm are in a position to recruit a new Duty Solicitor to help handle their increasing workload and further develop the firms London presence. This role will be based out of their South London premises.
 
Your responsibilities will involve:
  • Handling 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 much of your time out of the office. The firm are flexible in terms of PQE as long as you are duty accredited.
 
This is a highly attractive opportunity for a driven Duty Solicitor, keen to take on a busy workload and seeking long-term progression in criminal defence law. The chance to develop a team around you is also on offer for the right candidate. Additional knowledge of local courts would be beneficial but is not a pre-requisite for the role.
 
To be considered for the role please apply now.

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