Criminal Defence Lawyer – Motor Crime - Manchester
Criminal Defence Lawyer - Motor Crime
- Manchester office
We are looking for a lawyer experienced in
defending motor crime investigations and prosecutions to join our
specialist Regulatory Crime Department based in the Manchester office.
This is an excellent opportunity to join
an expanding team within our multi-award-winning firm. The role is
based in the Manchester office and requires regular communication
with clients nationally. We have a collaborative, supportive team
working in a modern, flexible environment.
We will consider individuals who are experienced in representing
clients subject to Police investigations and CPS prosecutions relating
to the spectrum of road traffic offences including: Death by
Dangerous/Careless driving; causing serious injury by careless
driving; careless driving; drink driving; no insurance; speeding etc.
- ongoing training and investment will be provided. Those with
relevant Prosecution experience would also be of interest to us.
All suitable candidates will be considered
at any level of PQE and from Solicitor or Legal Executive
This is a great opportunity to work for a top 20 International law
firm with one of the UK's largest Regulatory Crime Departments,
recognised in the Legal 500 for General Crime due to its Motor Crime expertise.
As part of our close-knit team you would have the opportunity to
develop your specialism in Motor Crime, undertaking insurer, corporate
and privately funded matters (we do not undertake legal aid) working
on a uniquely varied and frequently high-profile caseload. This is
your opportunity to practice criminal defence in a truly corporate environment.
Our lawyers provide national coverage for a blend of insurer and
corporate backed clients. You will be joining a team of 16 fee earners
preparing and progressing cases from their early investigative stages
(including the Police Station), through the enforcement process, and
ultimately to conclusion before the Criminal Courts. Typical cases
include Death by Dangerous/Careless driving; causing serious injury by
careless driving and careless driving etc. through to trial,
frequently having the luxury of instructing King's Counsel and working
with a number of the UK's leading experts, where no stone is left
unturned in the defence of our clients. Due to the high number of
fatalities we deal with you will also become proficient in
representation before the Coroners Court.
Essential Skills & Experience
You should be familiar with the Criminal Justice System (England
& Wales) and understand the range of motoring offences and the
You will be smart and ambitious.
You will be a highly determined individual able to adapt well
within a demanding, fast-paced team.
You will be willing and available to travel to anywhere in England
and Wales to support clients and have a full driving licence.
You will enjoy being challenged by
complex legal issues and expanding your knowledge.
You will be a confident and effective
communicator. (Lack of advocacy experience should not preclude
You will be focussed on delivering a
highly professional service to clients, including compliance with
client Service Level Agreements and Management Information requirements.
In return, you will benefit from being part of an organisation that
is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly department
you will have access to a range of learning and development
opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression.
If you are interested in applying, then feel free to apply by
clicking on the below link or feel free to call Jonathan Brett on 0161
240 2820 or email me at Jonathan.Brett@clydeco.com
for more details.