We are looking for a criminal defence solicitor (2-8 years PQE) to join our team. The role involves representation of clients from the investigation stage of a case until conclusion. There will be an opportunity to specialise in particular areas of criminal defence and regulatory work.
The role will involve;
- Police station representation
- Pre-charge engagement – during the investigation stage
- Magistrates’ Court attendance
- Crown Court Litigation
Ideally you will be will be 2-8 years PQE. Duty solicitor status is preferred but not essential. We are looking for a lawyer who wants to embrace a proactive approach to defence work particularly during the investigation stages of a case. Pre-charge engagement features heavily in our work. There will be opportunities for specialisms in different areas of criminal defence work and/or regulatory work.
At Olliers professional and career development is paramount. We want all our lawyers to become leaders in their particular field of criminal defence work. Great emphasis is placed upon personal marketing and we work extremely hard at raising the profile of our lawyers.
Based in Manchester we specialise in fraud, serious crime, regulatory, sexual offences, asset recovery, motoring law, professional discipline inquests and inquiries. We undertake a significant amount of pre-charge work.
At the 2021 Manchester Legal Awards 2021 we won four awards including awards for both ‘Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘Crime Team of the Year’ (having now won Crime Team of the Year on five occasions). We are ranked as a Top Tier Crime/Fraud firm in the current editions of the Legal 500 and the Chambers Guide. We are a Times Best Law Firm.
- Competitive salary together with generous bonus scheme
- Flexible working conditions with lawyers combining home and office working
- Employee Wellbeing programme
- Confidential Employee Assistance programme
- Ongoing training and education with the Olliers Academy