Criminal Duty Scheme Solicitor

Origin Legal Ltd
Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Full time
£40,000 - £55,000
22 days ago

Criminal Solicitor – Duty Scheme

A fantastic and rare opportunity to join this expanding Criminal team. Our client prides themselves in believing their line of work gives our employees a genuine sense of career value and ensures employees are appropriately awarded for their hard work.

They are currently expanding rapidly with a welcoming and supportive culture. They believe in establishing healthy relationships between colleagues which contributes to strong communication, collaborations, wellness, and performance.

Key Tasks

•              Assist Partners with managing the crime department

•              Assist with out-of-hours police stations and court duties

•              Prompt daily Magistrates’ Court attendance representing clients on behalf of the firm and developing the firm’s presence and brand

•              A strong advocate capable of mounting strong persuasive legal challengers to provide unrivalled representation for the firm’s clients

•              Manage a large and varied Magistrates Court caseload to an excellent standard, undertaking a wide range of offences, from initial appearance through to trials and sentencing/appeal

•              Provide a responsive and committed approach to delivering client services

•              Review and prepare documentation related to an offence and the case (including witness statements, police reports, forensic instruction and assessments to a high standard)

•              Be professionally qualified and experienced Duty Solicitor with at least 5 years PQE, capable of working unsupervised and confident in the work being undertaken

•              Utilise entrepreneurial flair and enthusiasm for business development to enhance existing professional network and generate new work

Person Specification

  • Supervisory status
  • 4 years PQE+

•      Fully qualified duty solicitor

•      Demonstrate a high level of data integrity, attention to detail and representing the firm and the client to the highest quality standard

•      Utilise strong IT skills and be able to manage time and workload well under pressure to deadlines.

•      Demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; both written and oral to represent our clients

•      Create and maintain effective relationships with clients and other stakeholders to engender trust and confidence.

•      Deliver an excellent quality of service to all clients and stakeholders in a professional and timely manner

•      Be a team player, able to motivate, coach and inspire others

•      Have acute attention to detail.

•      Have a positive, supportive, and approachable manner that engenders trust and confidence

Origin Legal is handling a number of Litigious Solicitor vacancies throughout the South of England. If you are a Solicitor looking to consider your options then please do get in touch for a confidential discussion.

Origin Legal follow strict best-practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.


Origin Legal Ltd

company Size
11-50 Employees

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