Legal Recruitment Consultants for Crime Solicitors & Police Station Representatives - call 0161 327 0046 to speak to our specialist Duty Solicitor Recruitment Consultant, Peter Gresty FIRP.

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Welcome to Crime Solicitor Legal Recruitment, offering personal & confidential criminal law job search services online to criminal solicitors seeking positions in the UK. We recruit for duty solicitors with the MCQ qualification (duty solicitor status), solicitors and barristers with higher rights of audience, VHCC Supervisors, Serious Fraud panel members, white collar crime specialists, in house advocates, police station accredited representatives and solicitors with or without the police station accreditation qualification (PSQ). We have specialist knowledge of criminal law jobs and have been assisting crime lawyers since April 2000. As ex-criminal defence solicitors and now specialist legal recruitment consultants, we have a good knowledge of law firms and potential roles for a criminal solicitor across the UK.

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2019 - firms have been recruiting from a rapidly diminishing pool of duty solicitors on the basis that you will need to be working for at least 2 days a week or 14 hours weekly for a firm and looking for full and part time duty solicitors. We understand that the rota slots will be in the name of the firm rather than the duty solicitor but if we are wrong with this please let us know. There are both salaried and consultancy roles available this year. Rumours abound of freelance consultants earning around £55,000 per annum by taking deals for 70-75% profit share on files, although these are not verified. Similarly we have heard horror stories of duty solicitors needing to work part time in other roles to supplement their income just to remain in the profession.

We posted the relevant provisions from the 2017 crime contract for employment status of duty solicitors on the Ten Percent Legal Recruitment website - click here.

Drop us a CV over and we'll keep you posted with any roles coming in together with indicated rates. - email to

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Sign your Duty Solicitor rota slots over to a crime firm in return for a monthly retainer - this is the new way of working for a lot of duty solicitors as margins get tighter and opportunities to make a living from criminal law get slimmer. Since all the UK political parties worked out that yet again an easy behind to kick is that of criminal defence solicitors, redundancy rounds took place in March-Sept 2013 and continued into 2014. Everything dropped off in 2015, but now since February 2016 we were back to slots, rotas and monthly retainers/part time hours (min 14 hours per week). In 2017 we saw an increase in the recruitment of salaried staff and this has continued into 2018 and 2019.

Rates have fluctuated somewhat in recent times for duty solicitors work, but we have seen salary levels of around £35k, profit share margins of 60-75%, or monthly retainers of around £800-1000 depending on what comes with the retainer in terms of work. Please register for updates from us by clicking here or email us your CV to Suitable for salaried duty solicitors, freelance duty solicitors and duty solicitors looking to sign their rota slots to a firm and do the minimum hours required.

There is a guidance letter from the Legal Services Commission here detailing the minimum requirements for these types of arrangements a few years ago. The LSC (now the LAA) very kindly wrote to us - not sure how they got the time, what with all the other pressures, like rebranding, working out where next to chop rates and discussing their performance...

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Crime Solicitor Legal Recruitment

Assisting Crime Solicitors and Police Station Representatives find new legal jobs across the UK at all levels including Partnership and law firms sales, offering a confidential service to Lawyers and Law Firms.

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We offer legal job vacancies, including our online searchable database, vacancy bulletins by email, market reports, CV advisory services, a legal careers centre, daily legal job articles and impartial careers advice. Duty solicitors are particularly welcomed, but we also assist recently & newly qualified solicitors, accredited police station representatives and all criminal law practitioners. We provide free and impartial careers advice to those starting out in the field, wanting salary reviews or career progression advice.

Crime Solicitor Legal Recruitment is part of the Ten-Percent Group of legal recruitment websites, and the company has a commitment to donating 10% of its net profits to charity each year via the Ten-Percent Foundation, a charitable trust. For other types of law, please visit either Jonathan Fagan Legal Recruitment, - specialist legal job board, or the main website.

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For other types of law please visit the main website.

Updated 6th May 2019 - specialists for freelance duty solicitors, salaried duty solicitors, police station representatives and crime solicitors across the UK - LSC funded, VHCC panel members, Grade A fee earners, Grade B fee earners, white collar, fraud, private crime and general crime positions for duty solicitors, police station accredited solicitors, NQ solicitors, barristers, in house advocates, solicitors with higher rights, overseas lawyers, police station reps, probationary police station reps, outdoor clerks and fee earners.

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