Criminal Defence Solicitor

Criminal Defence Solicitor

Our Criminal Law team are on the lookout for a Criminal Law Solicitor 0-4 Years PQE, to join our vibrant Leeds city centre team. This is the perfect opportunity for a recently qualified Solicitor or an experienced Solicitor looking for a new challenge.

In this role you’ll undertake Police Station, Magistrates’ Court and – if appropriate – Crown Court work. You’ll handle a range of criminal cases, from initial client consultations to court representation. You can expect to be working on some of the following:

o Representing clients detained at police stations
o Attending police stations
o Drafting instructions to counsel and expert witnesses
o Magistrates’ and Crown Court cases
o Appeals in the Court of Appeal
o Bail applications
o Other duties in line with the role of a Criminal Law Solicitor

This a full time permanent position based in our Leeds office. Out of ours working will be required from time to time.

What you'll bring

We’re looking for a Qualified Solicitor who has a proven track record in handling criminal cases from start to finish. Recently qualified Solicitors will be considered. Whilst not essential, duty accreditation would be desirable.

To do well in this role you’ll need to be personable with excellent communication skills, able to meet tight deadlines and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

Perks & Benefits
We believe in fairly rewarding our teams, so our competitive salaries are complemented by a range of benefits including:

o Company Pension Scheme
o Flexible working options
o 5 Weeks Annual Leave + Bank Holidays & Company Days (Pro-Rata)
o Additional Half Day Annual Leave for Christmas and New Years Eve
o Option to Buy and Sell Annual Leave
o Enhanced Parental Leave
o Group Life Assurance, Critical Illness Cover & Income Protection Scheme
o Bupa Membership plan including membership for up to 4 children
o PerkBox Subscription giving you discounts to Retailers, Restaurants, Gadgets & More

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