Advocate lawyer - Motoring Criminal Defence (Private client)

National Motoring Lawyers
Projected earnings £50k to £70k depending on location
Closing date
31 May 2021

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JOB TITLE: Advocate lawyer - Motoring Criminal Defence (Private client)

PQE REQUIRED: 0+ years 

LOCATION: England and Wales ​

SALARY: up to £1000 per hearing


A role has become available to join our advocates' panel. We are a specialist criminal defence motoring law practice with a niche in drink driving cases. All cases are privately funded. We do not operate legal aid.

You will attend Courts in England and Wales depending on your location to represent the firms’ clients.


Fees are on a cost per hearing basis with £1000 payable for trials upon the applicant demonstrating excellence. We operate a flexible non-exclusivity agreement that can be run alongside your usual work. You will automatically qualify for basic panel membership of £200 to £400 per hearing.


You must be a Solicitor or Barrister.

You will work self-employed under a panel agreement. The role will suit freelancers as duty solicitor or agency work for other firms can be carried out alongside panel membership.

We provide training on procedural defences in motoring law cases and strategies for dealing with prosecution case management failures.

Applicants will have the ability to deal robustly with judicial hostility to such legal arguments and believe in the right of the client to be acquitted where the rule of law so requires irrespective of guilt or otherwise.


National Motoring Lawyers are a firm of solicitors dealing exclusively in drink driving related cases. Our reviewing lawyers work alongside a panel of advocate lawyers supported by a team of caseworkers and admin staff. We cover all Courts in England and Wales.


Please forward any expressions of interest by clicking The Apply button.

If you have not been approached within 28 days your application has been unsuccessful. Your employer will not be approached without your agreement. PQE levels and salary levels are a guide only. You will be engaged by NML Admin Services Ltd which provides Human Resources to the firm.


National Motoring Lawyers is the trading name of National Lawyer Services which is a firm of solicitors regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 499283). You can find the firm on the Law Society website on the following link


The firm deals exclusively in drink driving related cases on private client basis. Gary Roberts, the firms’ Principal qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Since 2009 the firm has represented around 6000 clients charged with drink driving related cases. The firm has a team of reviewing lawyers working alongside a panel of advocate lawyers who attend Courts nationally with support from caseworkers and admin support staff.

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