Senior Associate Solicitor Job Vacancy

Written 10th November 2022 by Olliers Solicitors

Olliers is looking to recruit an experienced criminal practitioner to strengthen our team of 20 lawyers. We represent clients facing serious criminal allegations, allegations of fraud, regulatory offences and professional disciplinary matters. We also act in inquests and public inquiries. We have a strong reputation for representing clients during the ‘pre charge’ stage of a criminal case. We are looking for an experienced criminal practitioner (at least 10 years PQE) with a good working knowledge of criminal investigations, the charging process and pre-charge engagement. Caseload would involve a significant number of pre-charge cases together with ongoing representation of cases prosecuted in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. We would expect a good working knowledge of;
  • DPP’s Guidance on Charging 2020
  • AG’s Guidelines on Disclosure 2020 (and Annex B pre charge engagement)
  • The 2018 Code for Crown Prosecutors
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. We place great importance on the training and development of junior lawyers and the role would include involvement in the training, development and supervision of trainees and junior lawyers. For more information on Olliers commitment to defending criminal investigations see here.

The Firm

In 2022 we were awarded Small Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards. We were also ‘Highly Commended’ in the Boutique Law Firm category at the Modern Law Awards 2022. 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 2022 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

To apply

Please apply via covering letter and CV by email to For an informal chat please contact Matthew on 07734 388821 or on 0161 827 7010

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