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Police Solicitor Advocate or Barrister

Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Full time
21 days ago

The Regulatory Department is very diverse, offering a broad range of expert advice to local authorities, NHS bodies, police forces and schools, as well as organisations and individuals facing Health & Safety, criminal and other regulatory prosecutions. 

We are currently recruiting for solicitor advocates or barristers to join our National Police team. In particular, we are looking for lawyers to advise, prepare and present civil protective orders in the Magistrates’ Court including Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Stalking Protection Orders, Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, Sexual Risk Orders, Anti-Social Behaviour injunctions and closure orders.

This is predominantly an advocacy role and regular attendance at court is required.

Candidates will be required to be flexible for advocacy in the Wiltshire and surrounding area

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of civil protective orders
  • Present cases in the Magistrates' courts
  • Organise Case Manager diary and action lists
  • Draft various documents including court applications
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values


This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

Ideally you will have previous experience as a qualified Solicitor or barrister  and a genuine and demonstrable interest in the above area of work. As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have a flexible approach to the work you do and be able to adapt to different tasks. We also require you to have/be;

  • Experience of drafting and presenting cases in Court
  • Strong advocacy skills or a willingness to learn and undertake this work
  • Self-motivated & self-directed
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Willingness to learn new areas of law
  • Flexible approach to work and a willingness to travel
  • Experience of advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court (desirable)
  • Experience of advising and acting on behalf of police forces (desirable)
  • Candidates will be required to be flexible for advocacy in the Wiltshire and surrounding area 

  If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn, then we look forward to receiving your application. 

Please Note

In addition to the Employment screening (stated below) the successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Vetting before commencing employment. 

Candidates must meet the Police Vetting Criteria, including the Residency Criteria (7.6.4). This is essential to enable us to proceed with employment.

To review the criteria of the APP on Vetting 2021 please click here.



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