Criminal Solicitor

Criminal Solicitor

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary : £40000 – £50000/annum + Firm Wide Benefits

Diamond Search Recruitment are working with a well-established and reputable law firm in Maidstone, and we are seeking a Duty Qualified, Police Station Accredited Criminal Solicitor to join their successful team.
This role is ideal for a qualified Criminal Solicitor with 3+ years PQE. The successful candidate will have solid experience in a similar role and a good understanding of Private and Public Criminal Defence matters. You will be experienced in managing a full and varied caseload to include Internet & Social Media, Road Traffic Offences, Actual Bodily Harm, Racial Aggravation and much more.
Key Responsibilities:
* To act as an advocate in court on a wide variety of cases
* To prepare cases for Crown Court and to represent clients at police stations
* To act as a Duty Solicitor
* Drafting legal documents
* To work outside office hours as necessary
* Flexibility to travel and work from any of our offices and attend Courts at different locations
* Ability to work within the discipline of office targets, budgets and billing requirements
* To undertake appropriate continuing education to update and retain knowledge of Criminal Law
Essential Requirements:
* Duty Qualified
* Experience of representing clients at the police station on a wide range of offences
* Be a member of the Criminal Law Accreditation Scheme
* Conducting own advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court
Our client offers a very attractive remuneration, according to experience, along with super benefits, including:
* 20 days holiday plus statutory and bank holidays (holiday accrues by one day each year after two years’ continuous employment to a maximum of 25 days after 5 years’ of continuous service.
* Private healthcare after six months of continuous employment if you choose to opt in.
* Workplace pension.
* 30% discount on all legal services for members of staff.
* 25% discount on legal services for staff’s immediate family members.
* Formal black tie Christmas party every year and annual summer BBQ/party firm wide
* Plus more!
Diamond Search Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in regard to this vacancy

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