Criminal Solicitor job

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Criminal Solicitor
  • £30,000.00 to £35,000.00 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Posted: one year ago
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 3 vacancies
  • Expires on: 26-12-2019
Job Description

Job Title: Criminal Solicitor

Location: Blackburn, Lancashire

Firm: Harwood Solicitors

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Criminal Defence Solicitor to join our well-established crime department.

You will be working alongside our two senior criminal solicitors and will have support of a paralegal.

As a Criminal Solicitor you will undertake criminal defence work, to provide legal advice and assistance/ representation of suspects at the police station, represent defendants before magistrate's court and preparation of their cases.

Higher rights of audience and Duty Trained would be advantageous, but not essential.

The salary is dependent upon the successful candidates' abilities and the contribution which they’re able to make to the firm.

Please note we are not looking to advertise through recruitment agencies at this stage.

Due to continues growth, Harwood Solicitors are seeking to recruit a Personal Injury Solicitor. This roll will involve dealing with a range of private personal injury cases including; accident and injury at work. This role will suit an individual with significant and relevant experience as a Personal Injury. The candidate will also have the desire to manage and supervise Junior fee Earners and be able to demonstrate continuous professional development throughout your career.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual who wants to play a part in the growth and success of the firm and would like to develop their career towards a more supervisory role. To be considered you must demonstrate the following:

·       A team player, building more strong working relationships with the team, the wider team and management.

·       Work with more junior members of the team ensuring individual and department targets are met.

·       Coach and mentor junior members to develop and encourage individual progression and skill set.

·       Provide a proactive and constructive input into the team’s strategy.

·       Sound commercial knowledge and must be business focused.

·       Essential skills and experience.

·       Qualified solicitor (or equivalent)

·       Relevant experience and enthusiasm for the specialism.

·       Good technical knowledge combined with a meticulous eye for detail.

·       Excellent communication skills (including good telephone skills) and ability to build good working relationships with clients, colleagues and supervisors.

·       Excellent IT skills.

·       An appetite and ability to lead a team.

The salary is dependent upon the successful candidates' abilities and the contribution which they’re able to make to the firm.



We are looking for the following:

  • Must have Police Station accreditation
  • Must be able to work on a 24 hour rota
  • Minimum one year experience as a Magistrates Court advocate
  • Experience in running Crown Court files
  • Having a following of clients is beneficial but not necessary
  • Duty Solicitor status is beneficial but not necessary
  • Having Higher Rights of audience would be advantageous

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