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Duty Solicitor - Criminal Defence

£5000 - £6000 per annum
West Yorkshire Dewsbury

Take the next steps in your career with an award-winning; Legal 500 recommended Criminal Firm
The Firm:
This award-winning, Legal 500 recommended specialist firm has gone from strength to strength throughout 2020, growing the team in the Dewsbury office and across their office locations.
The firm has become a go-to name for criminal defence work; they were ranked as a Leading Firm in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500.
The firm holds the Lexcel Legal Practice Quality Mark and several other accreditations in criminal law.
The firm looks to pave the way for excellence in the industry by providing the highest levels of advice and legal representation across the full remit of criminal matters. The firm maintains a reputation for going above and beyond to achieve the best possible outcomes for its clients.
The Role:
As a result of continued growth, the firm now requires a Duty Accredited Solicitor to join their team in Dewsbury The role will involve managing a busy and challenging caseload, and attending to clients at the Police Stations, Magistrates and Crown Courts throughout the locality and preparing cases for trial accordingly.
Out of hours work will also be essential, and a share of the on-call out of hours police station and court work for both duty and own client will also be required, for which you will receive additional remuneration at a very competitive rate.
- must have solid experience in criminal defence matters
- must have strong advocacy skills
- outstanding communication and client care skills;
- work well under pressure, meeting tight deadlines;
- be pro-active, professional and detail orientated;
- able to manage a demanding caseload with minimal supervision
The firm offers a generous salary & benefits package.
This is a stand-out opportunity not to be missed; reach out for a confidential chat today.