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Highly Commended by the Law Society for Diversity and Inclusion

Criminal Duty Solicitor Vacancy – 2 years+ PQE

Posted: 04/09/2017

Salary Dependant on Experience

Paul J Watson Solicitor is a specialist Criminal Defence & Family Law firm based in the centre of Middlesbrough. Due to steady expansion, we are looking to recruit a Solicitor to join our busy team.

The Role
You will undertake a broad criminal caseload and will be expected to represent clients in local Magistrates Courts and Police Stations, and possibly Crown Court dependent upon experience. You will be required to undertake a share of out of hours police station and court work, for which you will receive additional remuneration. You will represent clients from arrest to trial, preparing, and ideally representing, at trial. Commitment to involvement in the firm’s business development and Corporate Social Responsibility activities is desirable.

The Candidate
You will be a personable, hardworking, individual, who is committed to enhancing their skills and knowledge of Criminal Law on an ongoing basis.

You will be a minimum of 2 years PQE and ideally will be duty registered. It would be beneficial if you were HCA qualified but this is not essential for this role, as the chosen individual will be considered for HCA qualification in the future.

The role is a full time one and own transport and driving licence is essential.

The Firm

The firm is multi-award winning, family run and strives to provide work-life balance for all employees. We are signatories to the Law Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Charter and pride ourselves on being equal opportunities employers. The environment is one of cooperation and support.

We have an excellent reputation amongst our clients for high quality work, and receive very positive feedback for our dedication to client care. The chosen individual will be expected to enhance that reputation and to obtain repeat work and recommendations once they are established in the role.

Staff receive 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), and the firm closes on the last working day before the Christmas break without deduction from staff holiday allowance.

Please send applications by CV and covering letter to Gemma Watson, Practice Manager –