CRIME DUTY SOLICITOR
Permanent Full Time & Part Time positions available
Extremely Competitive plus Bonus Scheme
Vienna Kang Advocates is a niche firm specialising in the defence of serious crime. We are frequently instructed to represent and defend in extremely serious cases, involving some of the most notorious crimes prosecuted in recent times and quite often cases attracting national notoriety.
As a modern and dynamic firm, we embrace the latest technology and cutting-edge practices in our strive for excellence. We pride ourselves on thorough and robust defence case preparation, working hard to formulate novel points to enable us to articulate powerful and compelling submissions on behalf of those whom we represent.
We are fortunate to benefit from a solid team of talent comprising some of the best Solicitors and Barristers who are eminent within their profession. We are continually expanding and are now seeking to develop that team further by the addition of a Crime Duty Solicitor preferably with LAA Crime Category Supervisor status to supervise, manage and lead a team.
The successful candidate shall be expected to manage a heavy caseload of very serious offences and proactively lead and manage a team of highly dedicated lawyers. The role shall require police station attendance and Court appearances to conduct advocacy at first hearings and at Trial as well as meticulous case preparation. The role shall include the management and supervision of other Crime Duty Solicitors and the allocation of their work whilst ensuring compliance with the 2017 Standard Crime Contract. This is an extremely challenging and demanding but rewarding role.
The most suitable candidate should ideally have a minimum of 15 years + PQE. The successful candidate shall have the ability to guide, manage and lead others and be able to offer constructive criticism and feedback to team members to enable them to improve their performance. They must be able to work with minimum supervision themselves, use their own initiative and be self-disciplined. The successful candidate must be a robust individual with a proven track record of excellent management and leadership skills.
The nature of criminal defence requires considerable mental dexterity. It regularly involves working unsociable hours: evening and weekends to represent suspects detained at the police station and balancing competing demands. Accordingly, this role requires an individual who is entirely committed and dedicated to criminal defence, takes pride in their work and is passionate about what they do and the results that they achieve.
The candidate must be PS accredited and will be on our out of hours rota.
- Salary Extremely Competitive
- 38 days holiday including Public Holidays
- Bonus Scheme
- Pension scheme
- Flexible hours
Applications to Gemma Morris – firstname.lastname@example.org