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Criminal Lawyer

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Are you a Criminal Lawyer looking for: 

  • The chance to handle high quality work 
  • Benefit from a great deal of flexibility 
  • Work within a supportive team  
  • This role is split between office and homeworking and can be from any of the firms’ offices in London, Manchester, Leeds and Mayfair 

Criminal Lawyer – Manchester
This multi-office family boutique is expanding into criminal law services aimed solely at HNW individuals and is looking for a criminal solicitor with at least three years’ experience to help them hit the ground running.

The role is perfect for someone who loves criminal law but would like more control over their own schedule and a better work/life balance. The type of work the firm is looking to attract means you won’t be pulled out of bed in the middle of the night and won’t have to travel across the country to attend hearings – you’ll work a high trust, high flexibility role largely from home and instruct counsel on your behalf.

This is a standout opportunity for a lawyer keen to make something of themselves and willing to get involved in some business development as part of their role, in exchange for a highly competitive salary, fantastic prospects and unrivalled flexibility.
Established in 2011, this firm is headquartered in Leeds and has quickly grown to have offices in the bustling legal hubs of London and Manchester. The firm has further national expansion plans in place for 2023 and is looking for talented lawyers to benefit from its next exciting phase of growth.

This is a great firm for lawyers looking for something less traditional and craving plenty of independence to grow and develop into well-rounded, commercially robust professionals.

If you find you often get frustrated with red tape, long and boring processes, and a management team that is slow to change and adapt – and are looking for a faster-paced, more dynamic way of working – you’ll find this firm thoroughly refreshing.
Our client has embraced a modern way of working, with all the latest technological advancements to keep any administration and compliance tasks required to an absolute minimum, leaving its lawyers to do what they do best – provide high quality legal advice to a growing client base of HNW individuals.

This approach has done away with the need for secretarial staff, and you’ll have complete autonomy and flexibility to run your files in a high-tech, paperless environment that truly supports hybrid working. As a result, everyone is empowered to work seamlessly from home four days a week, attending office one day a week only to meet with the team.

That’s not to say you won’t be supported here. The firm employs a centralised pool of paralegals and junior solicitors, who assist on complex cases. Juniors will always have the support of senior solicitors and will find they develop their technical and commercial skills very quickly at this firm, gaining a career advantage over their peers.

You’ll be rewarded generously for your individual performance, with an attractive bonus scheme and clear plan to promotion. This firm’s model necessitates that its team members are fantastic all-rounders, which means it invests heavily in people development. As a result, it isn’t unusual to find a 3-PQE lawyer with an Associate title here.

The team enjoys a fantastic Legal 500 ranking, sitting alongside several much larger national firms, and is committed to supporting its lawyers to get recognised as Leading Individuals.

The recruitment process with this firm is very informal. You won’t so much as have an interview as a series of informal coffees – first with the Managing Partner, and then followed by other solicitors from the team – to see if you are a good fit for each other. So, if this sounds like the type of firm you’d flourish at, get in touch with us today.

How to apply for this Criminal Lawyer 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 Paula Pawlowska on the email above. 

Paula is an Associate Director and Family Team Lead at Realm. Specialising in the recruitment of family lawyers, she works with family solicitors and care solicitors at all levels and has connections with family departments across the North West. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the family law market, Paula is perfectly placed to help you take your next step. 

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Key details

Salary

£40,000 - £70,000

Location

  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

Practice area

Crime

Job ref

V-34225-9

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