Olliers 2020 Criminal Internships

Written 7th April 2020 by Olliers Solicitors

Following the success of our 2019 programme, Olliers Solicitors are once again offering week long internships at our Manchester city centre office to graduates and undergraduates who are interested in a career in criminal defence work. Subject to Covid-19 the internship programme will run between late July and early September 2020.

Criminal law is an exciting and challenging area of law and will provide our interns with an opportunity to spend a week with a leading Manchester based criminal defence firm.

Watch Matthew Claughton explaining why now is a fantastic time to pursue a career in criminal defence

What will I experience during the Internship?

During your week we aim to ensure that you:

  • Attend a number of police interviews with suspects.
  • Accompany our Magistrates’ Court advocates to the Magistrates’ Court.
  • There is a possibility of observing a trial.
  • Shadow our Higher Courts Advocates (or Counsel) in the Crown Court at either Crown Square or Minshull Street, Manchester.
  • Observe client appointments and if possible a prison visit.
  • Review files and undergo a mini induction with our Practice Manager.
  • Speak to our senior lawyers and hopefully Managing Director, Matthew Claughton about a career in criminal defence work.

Reasonable travel expenses will be paid for all successful candidates.

Criminal defence work is not for the faint hearted but for many practitioners it is the most interesting and rewarding area of law to practice. Previous programmes have been an outstanding success and our 2019 trainee Lily Grundy was recruited from our internship scheme. Lily is proving a fantastic asset to Olliers  and is benefiting from Olliers’ structured training programme.

How can I apply?

If you want to experience a week in the life of Olliers Solicitors during 2020 please contact us by email with CV and a covering letter explaining why you feel attracted to a career in criminal law.

All applications should be by email to mariadouglas@olliers.com and the closing date is Friday 1st May 2020. The internships will be based at our fantastic state of the art Manchester city centre office at Third Floor, 196 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WF.

Olliers Solicitors – leading criminal defence law firm

Olliers is a leading criminal defence law firm with offices in both Manchester and London. We have a highly experienced team of lawyers based in our Manchester office and specialist teams dealing with fraud, serious crime, sexual offences, asset recovery, regulatory, motor offences and inquests. We are ranked as a top tier crime/fraud firm in the current editions of  the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide.

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