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Location

MANCHESTER

Salary Competitive
TypePermanent
WorkplaceHybrid
Ref84037

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Opportunity available for a 2+ PQE Solicitor/Fee Earner with Police Station Representative Accreditation to join a Business Crime and Regulation team that is ranked as a Top Tier Fraud Firm by the Legal 500, as well as Chambers and Partners.

This role will require police station cover (so you must be able to cover a 24-hour Police Station duty rota), attendance at court and preparation for Crown Court cases.

Skills and experience required:

  • Solicitor with 2+ years post qualification experience, though we would also welcome CILEX or Senior Paralegal applicants with minimum 2 years’ relevant experience.
  • All applicants must hold Police Station Representative Accreditation, a full, clean driving licence and access to a vehicle that can be used for work.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of criminal law, practices and procedures including the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).
  • Advise at Police Stations in all cases.
  • Prepare cases at all levels of court in connection with crime law issues.
  • Undertake advocacy at court in connection with crime cases (no higher rights).
  • Determine appropriately the need for experts, agents or counsel to be instructed upon issues which they are to address.
  • Understand and put into practice Legal Aid Agency Franchise requirements.
  • Experience in Police misconduct matters would be advantageous.

On offer: 

  • Negotiable salary depending on experience.
  • A minimum of 25 days’ annual leave (increasing with length of service) plus office closure between Christmas and New Year.
  • A one hour early finish, one Friday a month.
  • Two days a year to do charitable work.
  • Opportunities to get involved in sports teams, hobby clubs, and social events.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Annual promotions process open to all staff.

If you fulfil the criteria for this role, and are interested in finding out more information, apply online for immediate consideration.

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