• Temporary
  • Sheffield
  • 35000

Job Title: Temporary Criminal Solicitor
Location: Sheffield S10 
Duration: 4-6 Weeks intially 
Start Date: ASAP

Purpose of Role:
The successful candidate will join the team to provide expert legal advice and representation for clients facing criminal charges. As a Temporary Criminal Solicitor, you will manage a varied caseload, ensuring the highest standards of professional conduct and client care.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Client Representation & Advice:

    • Represent clients at the police station, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.
    • Provide timely and expert legal advice on criminal law matters.
  2. Case Management:

    • Prepare and manage cases for trial, including reviewing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and preparing legal documents.
    • Ensure efficient and effective case progression from inception to conclusion.
  3. Court Appearances:

    • Conduct advocacy in court when necessary.
    • Instruct barristers and liaise with other professionals, as required.
  4. Communication:

    • Maintain clear and consistent communication with clients, keeping them informed of progress and developments.
    • Collaborate closely with colleagues, sharing knowledge and assisting with cases as necessary.
  5. Compliance & Ethics:

    • Adhere to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Code of Conduct and all firm policies.
    • Ensure all work is compliant with data protection and confidentiality guidelines.
  6. Continuous Development:

    • Stay updated with the latest changes in criminal law and practice.
    • Attend relevant training sessions and seminars.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  1. Qualified Solicitor with a practicing certificate.
  2. Experience in criminal law, preferably with a proven track record of successful case handling.
  3. Excellent advocacy and negotiation skills.
  4. Ability to manage a diverse caseload efficiently.
  5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  7. Client-focused approach with a commitment to delivering high standards of client care.

Additional Information: This is a temporary position with the possibility of extension based on performance and business needs. For more information on this post please contact Rob Addy on 0114 2418030 or click apply today with your updated cv. 

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