Criminal Defence and Regulatory Solicitor (NQ-5 PQE)

Job Title: Criminal Defence and Regulatory Solicitor (NQ-5 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
REF: 1279
Contact Name: George Molyneux Buckley
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One of the UK’s leading insurance firms is looking to recruit a Criminal Defence and Regulatory Solicitor. 

In this client-facing role, you will assist senior colleagues on a range of motor crime and regulatory cases. You'll be able to work flexibly and will have the chance to learn and develop your career as you work alongside leading lawyers within the sector.  

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Criminal Defence and Regulatory Solicitor or a lawyer looking to retrain into this area of work. 

Criminal Defence and Regulatory Solicitor - Manchester 

The company & role 

  • A national firm with a truly excellent reputation within the insurance market 

  • In this role you will handle a range of criminal defence work with a focus on motor crimes 

  • Your duties will include reviewing evidencedrafting statements, liaising with the Court, the police and expertsand preparing bundles 

  • The firm are a Disability Confident Employer and are known for supporting and developing their staff 

  • Commutable from Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow and Warrington 

Added extras and benefits  

  • Unrivalled flexibility 

  • Home working 

  • An excellent benefits package including private medical insurance, critical illness cover, childcare vouchers, Cycle2Work scheme and corporate perks 

  • Generous annual leave 

  • Genuine progression prospects 

The ideal candidate 

  • An NQ Solicitor or a Criminal Defence and Regulatory Solicitor with up to 5 years’ PQE 

  • Will have a background in motor crime, regulatory defence or prosecution work 

  • Will have excellent interpersonal and client care skills 

  • Will be able to remain calm under pressure and able to delegate when required 

  • Will be a team player with excellent attention to detail 

How to apply for this Criminal Defence and Regulatory Solicitor role  

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.   

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact George on 03300 245 606 or email 

George is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of commercial insurance, construction and regulatory lawyers. He recruits for roles at all levels, from commercial insurance paralegals to partners and works with leading commercial insurance teams across Manchester and the North West. If you’re looking to make a move, George can help you take your next step. 

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