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Criminal Defence Solicitor

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Are you a Criminal Defence Solicitor looking for:

  • The chance to work for an award-winning law firm with an international presence
  • To be part of a team led by a Legal 500 recommended lawyer and do top quality work
  • To benefit from agile working, spending 2 days a week in the state-of-the-art office with the option to work the remainder of the week from home

A top 20 firm with an international presence are looking for an ambitious Criminal Defence Solicitor to join their team in Manchester city centre.
In this role, you will be part of the Criminal Defence sub-team, which is probably the largest of its kind in the UK, has national coverage across the UK with experts in many different classes of criminal investigations, prosecutions and inquests, including: high profile inquest and D&O cases; defending motor prosecutions – routinely the more serious / fatal matters; defending HSE and Local Authority / Environment Agency prosecutions; complex care home and CQC-related cases.
In return, you will be able to work from home and receive an extensive benefits package. What’s more, the firm has a very good track record of promoting its staff, so this is a fantastic opportunity if you are looking to handle top-quality work and progress your career.
Criminal Defence Solicitor – Manchester 
The company & role 

  • An award-winning international law firm with a hugely impressive infrastructure
  • The firm offers a great deal of flexibility allowing you to work from home so office travel is minimum.
  • The firm are ranked as a Top 30 Employer for Working Families and among the Top 75 employers in the Social Mobility Employer Index
  • They also featured in this year’s Stonewall Top 100 list which showcases the best places to work for LGBTQ employees
  • Commutable from Manchester, Cheshire, High Peak and Merseyside

Added extras and benefits  

  • Home working
  • An excellent benefits package including life insurance, share plan and private medical insurance
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Genuine progression prospects

The ideal candidate 

  • A Criminal Defence Solicitor with NQ-3 years’ PQE
  • Will have some experience of doing criminal defence work for insurers, as well as some experience of handling Inquest matters.
  • Will have a keen eye for detail
  • Will be an articulate and confident communicator

How to apply for this Criminal Defence 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 Duane Cormell on the email above.
At Realm our specialist insurance team recruit for the full range of commercial insurance lawyers. Working with commercial insurance, property damage and professional indemnity departments across the North West, we recruit for roles at all levels, from paralegal to Partner. If you’re a commercial insurance lawyer looking to make a move, we can help you take your next step.

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Key details


£30,000 - £50,000


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area


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Duane Cormell

Consultant for this role

Duane is the Co-founder and managing director of Realm. Duane co-founded Realm in 2015 with the aim of developing careers and sustainably growing law firms through a refreshing, values-driven approach to legal recruitment.

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