Duty Solicitor - Crime

Location
Chippenham
Salary
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
21 Jun 2019
Ref
SS04692521
Contact
Simon Shorter
Practice area
Crime
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Leading law firm is hiring a Crime Duty Solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience for its office in Chippenham.

Our client is currently seeking a Crime Duty Solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience and robust advocacy and client care skills. The successful Crime Duty Solicitor will manage their own caseload and attend clients at police stations and magistrates’ courts, including some out of hours.

Responsibilities
• Legal Aid and private clients
• Attending police stations
• Providing advice and advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court
• Running police station and Magistrates’ Court files
• Interviewing witnesses
• Drafting witness statements

The Candidate
• Solicitors with at least 3 years’ PQE
• Crime duty status is required
• Holding Higher Rights of Audience is essential
• Excellent client care skills are essential
• Technically proficient

The Firm
Our client is a traditional firm with a modern approach to providing a range of legal services to businesses and individuals in Wiltshire and the surrounding counties. With strong links to the area and having a rich history of legal practice, they have a well-earned reputation for client care, evidenced by their loyal and continually growing client-base. Possessing an equally good reputation amongst their peers, they attract and retain dedicated, expert staff in all practice areas providing tailored services to suit individual client needs. Located in a prime location with easy access to transport links and local amenities, they now require an experienced Crime Duty Solicitor in Chippenham.

Benefits
• Genuine long-term career prospects
• Exposure to quality caseload
• Supportive and structured working environment

Duty Solicitor - Crime

For further details of this Crime Duty Solicitor vacancy, please contact Simon on 01954 208 075 quoting reference SS04692521.

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