Criminal Defence Solicitor

Holidays: 33 days holiday inclusive of bank and other public holidays
Salary: Up to £38,000 pa dependent on experience. Other benefits also available subject to satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period.
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 firm. It is a highly skilled, full-service firm based in the heart of Loughborough and with a branch office in Leicester. We are modern, progressive law firm. We’re driven by new ideas, excited by new approaches and also refreshingly down to earth. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through. We have progression opportunities across the firm.

The Role

A Criminal solicitor is required for a well established Leicestershire firm dealing with both legal aid and privately funded work. An interesting mix of work, including professional discipline, is available for an ambitious criminal solicitor.

The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified duty solicitor with at least 2 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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No agency enquiries please.