Criminal Defence Lawyer (Solicitor or Legal Executive)
Location: Chesterfield (Hybrid Working Considered)
Salary: £35,000 – £48,000 (Negotiable)
Contract: Full Time, Permanent


Who we are:

CRA Consulting are a specialist legal recruiter, operating across the UK. CRA works in partnership with reputable law firms with either local, regional, national or international presence. We recruit at all levels from board, director and partnership level through to support staff.

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About the business:

CRA Legal are recruiting for a well-established, regional law firm. Our client is looking to hire an experienced Fee Earner to join their reputable Criminal Defence Department, in either their Chesterfield Office.

If successful, you will perform the following role as an Criminal Defence Lawyer:

  • Representing clients from initial police caution through to the magistrates court
  • Attending police station interviews
  • Attend Magistrate Court proceedings
  • Liaising with clients, council, opposing council and barristers
  • Overseeing a varied criminal defence caseload

To apply, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • You will either be a qualified solicitor or legal executive
  • It is vital you have experience running a varied criminal defence caseload from initial police caution to magistrates court work
  • Applications welcome from newly qualified lawyers
  • Duty Solicitor accreditation is desired

The organisation will offer you the following employment benefits package:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Company sickness pay
  • Discretionary study support
  • Flexible working considered
  • Hybrid working considered

How to apply:

If this Criminal Defence Lawyer vacancy is of interest, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Rhys Spencer who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.

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Additional Information:

CRA Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use 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.

This Criminal Defence Lawyer vacancy is very popular with the local legal community, so please apply quickly to ensure your application is considered. As part of our candidate registration and care process we at CRA Legal aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 working days.

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