Criminal Duty Solicitor

Location
England, Lancashire, Blackburn
Salary
£38000 - £45000 per annum + Good Package
Posted
03 Sep 2018
Closes
01 Oct 2018
Ref
EH47468
Contact
Elle Heeley
Practice area
Crime
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

A reputable firm based in Blackburn are steadily growing their Criminal Law offering and are looking for an experienced Criminal Duty Solicitor to join the team. The department is headed up by the Managing partner and you will be joining an existing team of 5. The firm have grown from 2 solicitors to 24 full time members of staff and practice within Criminal, Family and Personal Injury. Part time hours and flexible working options are available.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Criminal Duty Solicitor who will undertake criminal defence work - providing representation of suspects at the police station and representing defendants before the Magistrates court & Crown Court . Higher rights of audience would be advantageous, but are not essential. The ideal candidate should have a duty slot and must be willing to participate in the out-of -hours police station rota.

The department currently has a Head of Department, 2 criminal solicitors, 2 paralegals and an admin support. The frim are considering candidates who are looking for part time depending on the level of work and experience they hold.

For an ambitious candidate and due to the size of the firm, there are very good progression opportunities available within the department and it will be your responsibility to aim for these and dictate how you would want your career to develop.

Please contact Elle Heeley, Recruitment Consultant, to discuss this role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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