Duty Crime Solicitor

Job ID: JR02DCSCOV11424

Salary: £33000-£45000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are currently working with a prestigious law firm in the Midlands area. An opportunity has arisen for a talented Duty Crime Solicitor to join their Crime Department. This role would be covering Nuneaton, Coventry and Leamington on a rota basis. The ideal candidate would have 3 years PQE but we would like to hear from newly qualified solicitors as well.
We welcome applications from candidates looking for either full or part-time opportunities.
The successful candidate will manage their own Criminal Matters caseload and assist the Head of Department in complex matters. You will need excellent case and time management, communication and organisational skills, proficiency in IT, and have a polite and patient manner.

Key Duties:

  • Undertake fee earning work for clients in the field of Criminal Law to deal with all aspects of criminal work and represent clients both in court and at the police station
  • To work in accordance with the Office Manual
  • To promote the firm in all areas, always, including those in which they are not directly involved on a day-to-day basis
  • To always act in an appropriate way as a member of the legal profession and to comply with all professional requirements as set by the Law Society from time to time
  • Ability to manage a full working case load with sound knowledge of Criminal Law
  • Flexibility to travel and work from any of our offices and attend Courts and police stations at different locations
  • Ability to undertake that work in accordance with the requirements of the Office Manual
  • Able to motivate and supervise others
  • Experience as a criminal practitioner for an appropriate period
  • Ability to promote the increase of the work inflow for themselves and others through their own work, reputation, and personal contacts
  • Ability to work within the discipline of office targets, budgets, and billing requirements
  • Able to undertake appropriate continuous education and training
  • Knowledge of the professional requirements set by the Law Society running a private practice
  • Higher Rights of Audience would be desirable


  • A competitive salary with annual reviews
  • Flexible and hybrid working options
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Holiday buy and sell scheme (on successful completion of probationary period)
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Year (1 day of annual leave will be allocated to this)
  • 1pm finish on Christmas Eve when it falls on a normal working day
  • BUPA Health cash plan scheme (on successful completion of probationary period)
  • Employee assistance programme for both employees and their families
  • Death in service benefit (on successful completion of probationary period)
  • Access to online GP support (on successful completion of probationary period)
  • Bereavement and probate helpline and counselling service support for employees and their families (on successful completion of probationary period)
  • Career development opportunities
  • Reputation of a legal 500 firm, Lexcel accredited, disability confident, living wage employer
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Discounted legal fees including free Will
  • Long service awards
  • Charity and community activities
  • Easily commutable town centre office locations.

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com