Criminal Defence Solicitor

Salary: Up to £50,000 PA, dependent on experience. Overtime payment for out of hours work.
Other benefits include Life insurance, Critical illness insurance and bonus scheme
Holidays: 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays.

Location: Leicester/Loughborough (we have a flexible working policy in place)
Contract: Full time/ Permanent. Would consider part time.

The Firm

Straw and Pearce is a well-established law firm with offices in Loughborough and Leicester. We are a modern, progressive law firm with progression opportunities across the firm.

The Role

A Criminal defence solicitor is required to join our existing and well established team dealing with both legal aid and privately funded work.

The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified duty solicitor with at least 3 years PQE gained at an established criminal law department with a good grounding in all areas of criminal law. Prior experience of managing own case load, police station attendances and Magistrates Court advocacy is essential.  

We offer a competitive salary and work alongside a friendly and professional team.

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