NQ Solicitor – Criminal Law Department

Mar 2022

NQ Solicitor – Criminal Law Department

Chadwick Lawrence is a leading local law firm with a successful and growing Criminal Law Department seeking a NQ Solicitor to join the Team.

Position:                   NQ Solicitor – Criminal Law Department

Location:                   Huddersfield/Halifax Office

Responsible to:      Partner in charge of the Department

Hours:                         Full time 37 ½ hours per week

Salary:                        Competitive – negotiable dependent on experience

Chadwick Lawrence is seeking a newly qualified solicitor to work in our growing criminal law team.

The successful applicant will receive training in criminal law with an emphasis on motoring law matters.  The applicant does not therefore need to have experience in criminal law but will need to display a willingness to complete train and develop in this area. Training will also be given on conducting hearings in the Magistrates Court and the applicant must again be willing to develop this experience.

The role will involve preparing and conducting cases in the Magistrates Court, the Crown Court as well as PACE interviews on occasion.  We only accept private paying instructions and there is no Legal Aid work. As such there is no requirement for regular out of hours police station attendance or court work although some out of business hours work may be required albeit on an infrequent basis.

The department also deals with general commercial regulatory work and the applicant will gain experience and develop expertise in these areas, as well as some intellectual property work and sports law. This is with a view to running such matters without supervision in the future.

This role will involve working with high quality clients with a varied case load. Our recent clients include several high-profile athletes and sports organisations.  Our team is expanding rapidly. We are a friendly, proactive team who wish to invest in the successful applicant to become a long-term member of this close-knit team.

We are looking for a candidate who will enjoy business development activities with strong IT skills.

The role will be based in both of our Huddersfield and Halifax offices.  The applicant will also be required to attend our other offices, be able to travel to court and to client meetings at client premises.

We provide a supportive environment for career development, offering exciting challenges and opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are looking to recruit and develop talented people to achieve their potential – and who will help us achieve ours in return

Chadwick Lawrence is an equal opportunities employer.  Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@chadlaw.co.uk

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your application.

Due to a high volume of applications for this role it is not possible to reply to each Applicant individually.

If you do not therefore hear from the Firm within 2 weeks of your application, please presume that you have been unsuccessful.