Criminal Defence Solicitor

35000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
01 Apr 2021
29 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is hiring for a Criminal Defence Solicitor to join their team on an initial 12 Month Contract in Inverness, Scotland.

The essential part of the role is to provide high quality criminal legal defence services in the summary and solemn courts; and at police stations - both as a nominated solicitor and duty solicitor.


• Provide proper, appropriate, timely and independent advice and representation

• Ensure that all representation and assistance is provided effectively and efficiently

• Act as a duty solicitor at Sheriff Courts and police stations

• Participate in the PDSO and duty solicitor on-call service for police station advice both by telephone and by attending police stations as required

• Investigate and assist with the investigation of clients' cases to ensure that all matters are prepared to the highest standards.

• Ensure accurate time recording of own casework.

• Apply standard PDSO practices and procedures at all times.

Your Experience:

• A sound technical ability as a criminal court practitioner

• An in-depth working knowledge of the criminal justice system and legal aid

• A minimum of 1 full year's criminal court experience in Scots Law

• A minimum of 1 full year's experience of advising and assisting suspects in police detention

• Computer literate in Word, Excel, time and case recording

• Enrolled solicitor with a full, post-qualified and unrestricted practising certificate from the Law Society of Scotland

• Good Planning and organising skills

• Flexibility and adaptability

• Integrity

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal and Financial Recruitment

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful

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