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Criminal Duty Solicitor

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum Excellent benefits
East Sussex Brighton

Managing this Role


Thomas Amer

Headhunter - South East, South West M4 corridor
0203 865 2113

Stand-out opportunity for an ambitious Criminal Duty Solicitor to join a pioneering national practice. Ranked in the Top Tier of the Legal 500 for Criminal law, this firm is renowned nationally for its high-quality defendant work.

If you are a Criminal Lawyer with 1yr PQE, this is an exceptionally attractive prospect to take on a role with exposure to the highest quality of work while offering a salary comfortably above the market rate.

The Firm

Ranked in the Top Tier of the Legal 500 for Criminal Law, there are few practices that can rival the quality and reputation of this dynamic organisation. This firm has a truly national offering, with a network of professionally run offices throughout the United Kingdom and a well-established presence in the legal sector.
With over 150 lawyers and currently experiencing a period of sustained growth, now is a particularly exciting time to join. The firm undertakes a wide variety of work, ranging from Legal-Aid to working with public figures and high-net-worth individuals.

The Role

The firm is looking to hire a Criminal Duty Solicitor with 1 year of Post Qualified Experience.
The role will be focussing on defendant work relating to general crime and is based in the firm's Brighton office. You will attend police stations to advise clients, represent clients at hearings in the Magistrate's Court and support with briefs to Counsel.

You will be working alongside senior lawyers on complex cases and have the opportunity to hone your practice to an advanced level.


  • 1 year PQE with a solid basis of practical expertise
  • Excellent advocacy skills and a commitment to client care
  • Desire to develop your career in the criminal law space

What's on offer:

  • Incredible opportunity to learn from experienced specialist lawyers
  • A very varied and interesting workload
  • Above market-rate salary package and flexible working

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for an ambitious Criminal Duty Solicitor to join a flourishing firm Tier 1 law practice in Brighton, East Sussex.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to contact us for a confidential conversation.