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Senior Criminal Solicitor Consultancy

Optimal Recruitment Solutions Ltd





Posted: 21/01/2023

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Our client is a firm of specialist solicitors, who pride themselves on being approachable and friendly and getting the right result.  They empower clients to make decisions in their cases with the knowledge and understanding they need. The firm has been recently bought out and is now expanding into new areas of legal services bringing the top lawyers together from across the country.

We are now supporting their search for a new Senior Criminal Solicitor to support their growth within the Criminal Law Department.  

This is a consultancy opportunity with the right candidate able to take home a significant portion of their monthly billing and develop a strong team around them.  Candidates must have a following and strong business development skills.

You are likely to be a partner or an ambitious experienced lawyer with partnership aspirations, you need to be self-motivated with the drive and ability to lead and develop a small team whilst maintaining your own caseload.

Department: Criminal Law Team
Location: Leeds - Can also be based in Portsmouth, or on a work-from-home basis.

Qualified Criminal Solicitor with current practicing certificate – 5 years PQE+
Duty Solicitor status 
Advocacy experience at Magistrates Court dealing with GAP/NGAP/Trials and Youth Court work
Handling all aspects of work from police station attendances, Magistrates Court advocacy and Crown Court litigation 
Handling a caseload of work within the Magistrates Court 
Attending clients at police stations 
Providing advice and advocacy within the Magistrates Court 
Acting as Litigator on Crown Court cases 
Applying for Legal Aid 
Servicing your Duty Solicitor Rotas
Have a strong desire to build a team and a high performing function
Be technically competent
Have excellent client care skills and the ability to manage client’s expectations
Be proactive with good interpersonal skills
Be able to build a strong Criminal Law Team
You will need a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and other regulatory requirements
Have proven track record of providing proactive, consistent and efficient client services
At least five years’ experience of working within a busy criminal team
Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and department targets
Ability to provide the highest standard of client care
To have excellent written and verbal communication
Team management experience
Problem solving skills
Attention to detail, good organisational skills and ability to prioritise workloadTo start the ball rolling, call Sean on (phone number removed) and send your cv to (url removed) OR click on apply, let’s have a conversation, in confidence, at a time to suit you

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