Vacancies – Senior Criminal Defence Solicitors

Senior Criminal Defence Solicitor X2 (Grade 7) – Flexible within PDSO network
Full time; Fixed term (18 months)
Application deadline: Monday 13 May, midnight*

To supply the independent delivery of high-quality and ethical criminal legal defence services, without fear or favour, in summary and solemn courts and at police stations, as both a nominated and duty solicitor, applying core criminal justice values using specialist knowledge, including expertise in the criminal justice system and legal aid.

While the permanent place of work is flexible and can be located at any of our eight PDSO offices, the two successful solicitors will be expected to support the PDSO network based on the geographical area assigned.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide advice and representation to clients who are subject to criminal investigations or criminal proceedings
  • Apply and adhere to procedures and Codes of Practice to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of the PDSO
  • Build and maintain a client base within the area
  • Represent the PDSO in its relationship with outside bodies to support the Head of Office in achieving our core business objectives
  • Assist and participate in formal staff training within the PDSO and mentor solicitors in managing their caseload.

Our clients are often vulnerable, seeking help with a wide range of serious criminal justice problems at particularly stressful times in their lives. Can you help us change their lives for the better?

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply your drive, self-motivation and excellent communication skills in a dynamic role where innovation and pragmatism thrive. If you’re ready to make a difference and support our mission, apply now.

How to apply

Full details and the online application are available on our recruitment portal (external link).

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