Duty Solicitor Crime (Blackburn)

Criminal defence solicitors

Full Time (35 hours per week)

Cartwright King is a successful national law firm with offices across the country. We are a people focused business where our staff and clients come first. We pride ourselves on being a progressive, forwarding thinking employer offering the flexibility and opportunity to progress your career.

We provide high quality legal advice and services in a number of private and legally aided disciplines including: Criminal Defence, Business Defence, Motoring and Road Transport, Family & Divorce, Child Care, Mediation, Court of Protection, Community Care, Education, Mental Health, Employment, Police Law, Professional Discipline and Immigration.

At Cartwright King we offer flexible working, and you can choose where you work to meet the needs of our Client’s and the Business.


  • You will have responsibility for and will develop and deal with a caseload of Crime Work including representation at the Police Station and Magistrates Court.
  • Part of the out of hours rota for Police Station attendance.
  • You will be enthusiastic and energetic in developing and maintaining local and regional networks to attract and secure new business.

Role Specific

  • A current practicing certificate for either the SRA or CILEX
  • Own strong client following
  • Ability to run your own caseload and acting with autonomy
  • Ability to conduct marketing and building caseload
  • Advocacy skills with the ability and willingness to conduct own advocacy
  • Procedural and technical competence
  • The ability to work to short deadlines, under pressure and to financial targets
  • Good client care skills and commitment to these areas of work
  • The ability to build relationships with other professionals and third parties
  • Professionalism and integrity at all times
  • Ability to work within the team as required
  • PC literate with good word, excel and outlook skills
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • If not Duty Qualified a willingness to become accredited.

What we can offer you

In return we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who would fit into a go-ahead and positive environment. We offer a friendly and positive culture based on team work with no micro-managing. As a firm we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Apply now

You can apply for this position by sending your CV and covering letter to sue.morris@cartwrightking.co.uk

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.