We are a renowned multiservice law firm committed to access for justice. Our lawyers specialise in criminal defence, family law, housing, civil liberties and human rights. We are a Legal 500 and Chambers UK recommended firm who are currently recruiting a Duty Solicitor to join our Crime Team in our Leeds office.

This is a position offered on a full time or part-time basis, with the successful candidate being part of a dynamic and growing team.

The role will involve all aspects of criminal defence work from the Police Station through to the Court. Your main responsibilities will include representing clients at the police station (including being part of the out-of-hours rota), conducting advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court and being responsible for your own caseload under the supervision of an experienced criminal defence solicitor.

About you:

 Duty Solicitor with at least 1 year’s PQE in criminal defence work (we may consider a candidate working towards duty status)
 Excellent communication and advocacy skills
 IT Proficient
 Have a passion for publically-funded work
 Excellent client and team building skills
 Ability to work to tight deadlines and remain calm whilst under pressure.

You will receive a positive and supportive working environment with a team that prides themselves on promoting from within, exposure to industry specialists and a fantastic opportunity to start or continue your development in an award-winning law firm.

Salary and benefits will be negotiable and will reflect experience or potential of the candidate.

Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@gtstewart.co.uk

(Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we are unable to respond to all candidates or provide feedback on your application, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the application deadline then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.)