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Crime Duty Solicitor

£35000 - £50000 per annum Excellent benefits
West Midlands Birmingham

Managing this Role


This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly launched firm based in Tyseley, Birmingham. This practice has bold and exciting plans to grow Nationally, opening a network of offices throughout the country.

Joining at this early stage of their inception, means there will be opportunity to rise the ranks quickly, allowing for great career prospects, including Directorship. You will have a clear career path and will work closely with the Director to grow the practice. You will be part of the senior management of the practice. The firm has well thought out and strategic plans to become a heavy hitter in the criminal market. The practice has plans to grow the firm to cover other practice areas.

The firm has been launched by a highly entrepreneurial businessperson who has a track-record of high achievement and success in the business world. The practice is innovative, forward-thinking and entrepreneurial.

There is an exciting start-up buzz to the company, with an excellent culture and people focussed approach.

The role

The firm are recruiting for a Criminal Duty Solicitor to join this new firm, based close to Tyseley, Birmingham.

You will be part of this new firms Senior Management team. You will be an integral part of the Criminal Defence Law Firm, taking on a range of caseload of both private client and legal aid criminal files in a fully supportive environment. You will be handling a range of criminal defence cases, and be confident attending police station and magistrate court clients. This role requires the eligibility to join the Court and Police Station Duty Rota Scheme.

You will be tasked with handling a complex and sensitive caseload, ranging from bail applications, serious fraud and white-collar crime to Murder, Drug and theft cases.

You'll work closely with the SRA and other regulatory bodies. You'll be the custodian and lead on all aspects of the creation of frameworks and reports that will help demonstrate compliance and good practice. The successful candidate will be given the relevant support to achieve regulatory compliance.


  • You will be a Crime Solicitor with at least 6 months PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of PQE, applications are invited from even the most experienced of candidates)
  • You will have the crime duty accreditation
  • You will be an ambitious candidate that wants to progress in their career
  • You will be able to manage a busy caseload
  • Higher rights of audience is desired, but not essential


  • You will receive a competitive basic salary dependent on your level of experience
  • There is also the opportunity to earn a bonus depending on the success of the department

This is an exciting Criminal Duty Solicitor role with great prospects, based close to Tyseley, Birmingham.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.