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Duty Solicitor

  • Job reference: EC0409DUTSOL
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
Job description: DUTY SOLICITOR

Location: Manchester
Job Type: Permanent
Area of Expertise: Qualified
Salary: Dependent on experience

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a duty solicitor within the crime department of a well-established and dynamic law firm in Manchester. You will be working as a duty solicitor within a large crime department running your own caseload of specific and general crime cases. You will be a duty solicitor on the duty rota and have experience of working within Legal Aid in compliance with the criminal contract released in April 2017.

Responsibilities:
*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
Requirements:
*Degree or equivalent
*Qualified solicitor
*Duty Rota registered essential.
*High Court advocate authority desirable.
*Crown Court experience desirable.
*Team player.

Benefits:
*Free parking
*Flexible start and finish times
*Pension scheme

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email emma.clapham@servicecare.org.uk

The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Specialist legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
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