Specialist Lawyer: Crime 22 views

We are seeking a talented and experienced lawyer to join our firm as a specialist in crime. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in handling cases of this nature as you will be managing a full caseload which includes cases at Police investigation stage, Magistrates Court cases, Crown Court cases and Post Incident Procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will be exposed to a range of high-quality work and gain valuable experience to define your career in this area of law.
  • Running cases from beginning to end, will include conducting thorough legal research, analysis, collaborate with clients, witnesses, experts, and other legal professionals to build strong cases.
  • Attend court proceedings, hearings, and trials to advocate for clients’ interests effectively.
  • Stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and legal trends related to professional misconduct and crime.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • At least 2 years’ experience of handling a varied criminal caseload.
  • Experience of working to deadlines with a minimum of supervision.
  • Direct contact with clients, face to face and over the phone.
  • Experience of the digital CJSM system, Crown Court Digital Case System and Common Platform
  • Good knowledge of all aspects of criminal law and particular Police Station, Magistrates Court and Crown Court procedures.
  • Law Society accreditation for police station representation, knowledge of relevant procedures and confident in representing suspects in the police station or other PACE interview.
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities.


  • £4,000 car allowance in addition to base salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 5 days additional leave over Christmas (Xmas shut down)
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan (MediCash)
  • Life assurance
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • 25 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Organised sports and social club
  • Annual travel and parking loans
  • Financial assistance for professional development

About Thompsons Solicitors

For 100 years, leading social justice law firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has been fighting for the rights of the injured and mistreated and changing lives for the better. Since 1921, we have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with trade unions to implement key legal reforms and give a voice to those who might otherwise have been disadvantaged and marginalised.

Thompsons ran:
• the case that established the right for injured workers to be compensated in 1937
• the first asbestos case that was successful in the House of Lords in 1972
• the first equal pay for equal value claim in the UK (1988) and later in Europe (1993)
• the case against UK construction companies for blacklisting union members in 2016
• hundreds of cases on behalf of women who received negligent treatment at the hands of disgraced breast surgeon, Ian Paterson (2017) and behalf of those injured by mesh (2019).

Today, Thompsons employs 800 staff who work at 23 offices right across the UK. Key areas of legal specialism include: personal injury, serious injury, asbestos diseases, medical negligence, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, industrial diseases and trade union law. As a point of principle, the firm has never worked for employers or insurers.

Over the last 100 years, we have consistently won the cases that have advanced the law for working people, but, as long as there are employers who put profit before the safety and rights of their workforce, there is always more to do. We continue to expose injustice, holding those responsible to account and campaigning for positive change.

We want to hear from anyone who is keen to progress a legal career with a firm that won’t let up in its quest for fairness.

Visit www.thompsons.law or call 0800 0 224 224

Thompsons Solicitors is a trading name of Thompsons Solicitors LLP.

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