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Criminal Solicitor

Britton and Time Solicitors
Hove or Mayfair
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Full time
Newly qualified, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
Private practice

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About Us

Established in 2020, Britton and Time Solicitors have swiftly emerged as an award-winning law firm on the rise. Our presence extends to two vibrant locations: the coastal charm of Hove, East Sussex, and the bustling heart of Mayfair in London’s West End. But that's just the beginning of our journey! We have exciting plans not only to broaden our scope of legal services but also to embark on a geographical expansion. 

Our Achievements

In 2020, Britton and Time Solicitors won two Legal Awards for the ‘Best New Law Firm – South East England’ and ‘Distinction Award for Client Service Excellence’. Our firm also claimed the prestigious award for 'New Law Firm of the Year - South East England' at the Innovation and Excellence Awards in 2021. 

Britton and Time Solicitors have recently been announced as finalists for the 'Professional Service of the Year' and our esteemed Managing Director, Paul Britton, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Businessperson of the Year’ at the prestigious 2023 Sussex Business Awards. Notably, Paul Britton has also achieved recognition as a finalist in the 'Rising Star (Private Practice)' category at the British Legal Awards 2023. 

Our Culture

We're not your typical law firm. We're disruptors, innovators, and pioneers. We're on a mission to redefine the industry to set us apart from our competitors. Our emphasis is on quality client services, building relationships, and effective communication. This is at the heart of everything we do. We take immense pride in our exceptional client care, friendly competition, and our unwavering commitment to transparency. 

We don't base our hiring decisions solely on experience; we seek out raw talent and untapped potential. Continuous growth and development are the cornerstones of our approach, ensuring that every member of our team thrives. Our goal is to empower the upcoming generation of legal professionals and support personnel by ensuring they are provided with ample of opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

About the job

In order to support our expansion and growing clientele, we are actively seeking a Criminal Solicitor to join our innovative and motivated team. This position can be based either in our Mayfair or Hove offices. It presents an ideal opportunity for a Newly Qualified (NQ) Solicitor or a Trainee Solicitor on the verge of qualification who is eager to kickstart their career in the field of Criminal law. Equally, this opportunity is well-suited for a solicitor with 1-3 years of experience who is eager to enhance their skillset and contribute to the growth of a department.

Our Criminal Solicitor will take an active role in amplifying our firm's business development efforts through blog contributions and networking engagements. The responsibilities for this role encompass managing your own caseload, with support from our broader experienced team. This role primarily involves handling criminal cases in both the crown and magistrates’ courts. It demands proactive efforts to expand the firm's client base and offers the opportunity to work alongside the wider team to contribute to matters related to family, civil litigation, employment, and property litigation.

Efficient file management is of utmost importance, including meeting deadlines, adhering to established precedents, and uploading letters and documents onto the case management system, therefore, proficiency in computer skills is a prerequisite for this role. This role operates within a dynamic, fast-paced environment, under the guidance of our directors

A bit about you

You will have experience as a fee earner and in criminal court proceedings. You will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Criminal Procedure Rules and preferably, have some experience in criminal defence or prosecution. It is admirable if you are currently pursuing courses for Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) or working towards a Higher Rights Advocacy Qualification (HRAQ). Similarly, possessing or actively working towards a Police Station Qualification (PSQ) or Magistrates Court Qualification (MCQ) would be highly advantageous.

You will possess exceptional client-handling skills, robust verbal and written communication abilities, and a commitment to establishing strong client relationships. You will exhibit meticulous attention to detail, along with exceptional organisational skills. Proficiency in using case management software, such as LEAP, is preferred.

You're not just confident but also possess the rare blend of empathy and trustworthiness, essential for establishing strong connections with our clients. We're looking for forward-thinkers and critical minds who can devise innovative strategies to stay ahead of the game. You will have the ability to think outside the box, demonstrate creativity, and the agility to think on your feet.

At Britton and Time Solicitors, we highly value individuals who are self-motivated, results-oriented, and ambitious. We welcome those who are excited to be part of our expansion journey. Our team are known for their fearlessness in tackling challenges, embracing innovation, and thrive on collaborative problem-solving. We are actively seeking individuals who are not just looking for a job but are motivated by the prospect of long-term growth within our company. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring a fusion of passion and purpose, and we're intrigued by those with an entrepreneurial spirit.

If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to with the subject heading as the job title e.g. ‘Criminal Solicitor’.

What we can offer you:

We understand that people perform at their best when they are taken care of, enjoy their work, and feel supported. At Britton and Time Solicitors, we are continuously enhancing our reward packages to ensure our staff feel appreciated and valued. As we expand, our benefits, rewards, and perks are becoming even more enticing. Here's a glimpse of what you'll have access to:

  • Fantastic development opportunities within the company as we expand.
  • Our extensive online learning and development resources.
  • Invitations to attend exclusive networking and industry events.
  • Participate in our exciting quarterly team-building and social events.
  • An annual allowance dedicated to fuelling your personal and professional growth through training and development opportunities.
  • Vibrant and modern offices in Hove and Mayfair which are centrally located amongst cafes and restaurants. Our Hove office is within a 5-minute walk of Hove Beach!
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Well-integrated public transportation network including buses, trains, and Beryl BTN rental bicycles.
  • Numerous staff engagement activities and initiatives throughout the year.
  • Exclusive discounts at local businesses in the Hove area.

Want to know more about opportunities at Britton and Time?

Check out our website to see the latest opportunities: Looking For A Law Job? Vacancies Available | Britton and Time ( Make sure you follow us on LinkedIn for further updates (1) Britton and Time Solicitors: My Company | LinkedIn

Know someone else who might be suitable?

Please feel free to refer this role onwards or pass any suitable candidates details to us via email at We will not be accepting any applications from recruitment agencies.



Britton and Time Solicitors are based in Hove. The service and areas of law we offer to clients sets us aside from other local practices.

The firm has been trading for 24 months and is in need of additional talent to aid further expansion and to deal with the growing workload. Already an award-winning multi-legal law firm, Britton and Time Solicitors has been succeeding and excelling since it started. 

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39 Church Road
East Sussex

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