Criminal Defence Advocate (with Duty Solicitor Status) – Leicester


Leicester Charnwood Court


Full Time

Smith Partnership is a leading law firm in the East Midlands. A forward thinking and progressive company employing over 200 staff throughout 6 offices.

An opportunity has become available for a Criminal Solicitor to join the Crime Department at our Leicester Office.

The successful candidate will be joining a long established department with a highly respected team of Criminal Defence Solicitors. The ideal candidate would be a Duty Solicitor with 2+ year’s post-qualification experience in criminal law dealing with a wide range of cases before the Magistrates Court and Youth Court. Some experience of Crown Court workload welcomed.

You will manage your own caseload and attend clients at Police Stations and Magistrates’ Courts in and around the Leicestershire area. Driving licence required to travel to different Court centres and Police Stations and be part of a rota for out of hours work.

Part time hours will be considered and salary to be negotiated subject to level of experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive East Midlands law firm and to work as part of a challenging and friendly team.

Applications strictly via email enclosing a current CV and covering letter to (

No Agencies please.