Solicitor

We are looking for a Solicitor to join a West Midlands based firm to represent clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts and oversee the preparation of cases.

Duties will include,

  • Prepare and represent clients at Magistrates’ Courts in respect of all cases
  • Deal with Duty Solicitor cases at the courts or police stations as required
  • Instruct/ brief counsel as required or oversee the work of caseworkers to do so
  • Offer guidance to caseworkers and less qualified members of staff
  • Represent clients who require advice in relation to proceedings before the courts for criminal offences
  • Attend at police stations to represent and advise clients who are under arrest for summary, either-way & indictable offences
  • Able to ensure all files comply with office requirements and deal with all correspondence in and out of office on a respective file

Job skills

  • Qualified as a Solicitor with at least two years PQE
  • Accredited as a Duty Solicitor and eligible for membership of the relevant Duty Rota Scheme
  • Have a detailed knowledge of Criminal Law to include relevant statutes, case law & Criminal Procedure Rules

General skills

  • Well organised, uses initiative, prioritises appropriately, shows attention to detail, manages own workload and meets deadlines
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness
  • Manages and develops others, motivates for optimum performance, promotes teamwork, shares information
  • Shows commitment, passion and enthusiasm
  • Reflects the Firm’s friendly culture
  • Demonstrates a high level of technical knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills (respectful, positive, articulate, professional and sympathetic)
  • Inspires and influences
  • Demonstrates sound judgement and decision making skills

For more information on this role, please contact gabriella@acs-recruitment.co.uk

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