Criminal Law Solicitor – Legal

  • Leeds

Criminal Law Solicitor – Legal

Description

Are you a Criminal Law Solicitor looking to take the next step? We are interested in speaking with skilled Solicitors who can provide efficient and effective legal advice, assistance, and representation for private and publicly funded clients. You will be running a caseload consisting of criminal defence work and be expected to make every effort to obtain a speedy result for the client.

Duties of the Solicitor:

· Deal with correspondence and telephone queries, managing the client’s expectations

· Deal with clients requiring specialist criminal law advice in person

· Representation of clients at court

· Interview witnesses

· Attendance at police stations

· Provide written advice to the client, where necessary

· Maintain proper diary systems i.e., court and tribunal dates, limitation dates and timetables set by courts/tribunals

· Produce documents and instructions and obtain expert reports

· Negotiate settlements with other parties

· Attend court/tribunal

· Conduct own advocacy

· Brief counsel, where necessary/appropriate

· Assess clients for public funding/legal representation

· Submit interim and final bills on a regular basis

· Liaise with the Legal Aid Agency on cases as necessary

Key Skills of the Solicitor:

· Communication

· Problem Solving

· Ability to develop relationships

· Computer Literate

· Ability to work as part of a team

· Ability to work on own initiative

If you are interested in this role, please apply today with an up-to-date CV. We look forward to hearing from you.

Location

Leeds 

Salary

£35000.00 – £45000.00 / annum

Job Type

Permanent – Full-time

Job Reference

SW131

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