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11 months ago
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4
Contact: Bonnie Rowle
Sector: Crime
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Job Title: Duty Solicitor (Criminal Defence)

Salary range: £35,000 - £45,000 (DOE)

Location: Manchester

I am currently working with a specialist criminal law firm based in Manchester, who are actively looking for an experienced Duty Solicitor to work within their Criminal Defence team.

The successful candidate will provide efficient and effective legal advice, assistance and representation for publicly funded clients maintaining the highest standards of professional expertise and client care at all times. They can expect to run a caseload consisting of criminal defence work. You will benefit from close support from leading partners in this team and will be given excellent access to high quality work from the outset.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified individual to join a well-established and fantastic Law Firm; with strong customer facing skills and post qualified experience of working in Criminal Defence.


  • Attend police station call outs and magistrate court hearings
  • Manage client expectations whilst understanding their requirements to maintain strong client relationships and provide accurate and prompt advice to achieve their needs
    Run your own caseload of criminal cases
  • Practice advocacy when required
  • Carry out general crime department duties
  • Keep up to date on legislative changes and identify and undertake any training and development as required


  • You will be a qualified Duty Solicitor (3 - 5 years' PQE)
  • You will have strong experience of advising clients whilst at the police station
  • You will be able to take part in an out of hours police station rota
  • You will have strong experience of conducting a variety of Magistrates Court hearings including trials
  • You will have strong advocacy skills and have an ability to communicate and build a rapport with clients
  • You will be a team player but also have the ability to work independently

If you are interested in the above position please can you send an up-to-date version of your CV to bonnie.rowle@circlerecruitment.com or contact me on

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