“They are extremely competent in their legal and strategic advice, their files are very well prepared and they have some of the hardest-working and most dedicated solicitors that I have ever worked with”

Chambers & Partners

“They are able solicitors, who are hardworking and understand what is necessary tactically in preparation to advance a case”

Chambers & Partners

“The solicitors are approachable and care about the clients”

Chambers & Partners

Recruitment

 

ABV Solicitors have made giant strides since its inception in 2006 as evidenced by the quality of the cases undertaken by our lawyers’ and the achievement of being regarded as a “Leading Firm” in the area of Criminal Law by industry directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, which sets us apart from many other firms in London and the Thames Valley.

To maintain our progress, we seek to recruit and retain the best people. We recognise that our team are our greatest resource and we make every effort to create a working environment where our employees are supported, motivated and able to develop their careers. Whether a Trainee Solicitor, Advocate, Paralegal or Administrative Support, everybody’s contribution is valued.

Should you wish to register your interest in being part of a dynamic, committed and talented team please email us a covering letter with your CV. Specific Vacancies will be listed below as and when they arise.

VACANCY - PARALEGAL

CRIME TEAM

 

One of the UK’s Leading Criminal Defence Specialists are seeking a post LPC / SQE Paralegal to join our team in West London.

As one of the Largest Criminal Law providers in the country, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to learn how to manage a diverse and significant caseload.

 

Job Description

Covering all aspects of criminal law, both legally aided and privately funded work, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting Solicitors with the preparation of case work.
  • Conducting interviews with clients to take instructions on criminal allegations.
  • Attending the Police Station to provide advice and assistance (if accredited).
  • Drafting letters and legal documents.
  • Dealing with complex and novel legal issues.
  • Liaising with Courts, experts and other third parties.
  • Working in accordance with the Office Manual.
  • Conducting legal research.
  • Administrative duties

 

The Role

All candidates should have a demonstrable interest in criminal law. The candidate will have a strong academic background, preferably with previous experience working within a law firm.

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate with examples:

  • Ability to conduct legal research.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Using own initiative and working within a team where required.
  • Good interpersonal skills and smart appearance.
  • Flexible approach to assist / cover other positions and duties when required.
  • There may be an opportunity for the candidate to attain a training contract, should they evident the requisite aptitude within their role.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

 

How to Apply

To learn more or apply for this position please email recruitment@abvsolicitors.co.uk with a CV and covering letter.

VACANCY - DUTY SOLICITOR

CRIME TEAM

 

Job Description

One of the UK’s Leading Criminal Defence Specialists are seeking Qualified Criminal Duty Solicitors to join the team. The firm have vacancies at both their West London and East London offices.

ABV Solicitors are cited in the top Legal Directories (Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500) as a “Leading Firm” specialising in Criminal Law and are ranked in The Times Top 200 Firms.

We welcome applicants of all experience. This is an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Duty Solicitors looking to join a busy and highly reputable firm or those newly duty qualified wishing to accelerate their career.

It is vital that you demonstrate high levels of professionalism in this role and have experience and confidence running your own caseload. In addition, you must:

  • Hold Duty Solicitor Status
  • Hold Police Station Accreditation Status
  • Have good attention to detail in reviewing and preparing documentation
  • Have excellent IT skills
  • Have the ability to use and learn the Case Management software
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Understand the importance of and provide first class client care
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills

 

The Role

Covering all aspects of criminal law, both legally aided and privately funded work, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting interviews with clients to take instructions on criminal allegations
  • Conducting legal research and advising on points of law and practice
  • Attending the Police Station to provide advice and assistance
  • Attending to represent clients in the Magistrates Court
  • Conducting Crown Court litigation and instructing Counsel
  • Drafting letters and legal documents
  • Working in accordance with the Office Manual
  • Administrative duties

 

The Firm

We are a friendly and flexible firm that are committed to creating opportunities for our team to excel at what they do.  Benefits include:

  • Life and Critical illness cover
  • Initial 24 days holiday leave plus bank holidays (with the ability to increase to 30 days with years of service)
  • Hybrid Working
  • Comprehensive training programme
  • Positive working environment
  • Team and firm socials throughout the year

 

How to Apply

To learn more or apply for this position please email recruitment@abvsolicitors.co.uk with a CV and covering letter. Please include details of the office in which you are applying in the header.

We aim to respond to all applicants within 10 days.

VACANCY - SOLICITOR

Serious Fraud & Organised Crime

 

Job Description

ABV Solicitors, a specialist criminal defence firm, are looking for an enthusiastic and diligent qualified Solicitor to join their Serious Fraud and Organised Crime Department.

All candidates should have a demonstrable interest in criminal law and in particular serious fraud, confiscation and organised crime.

The candidate will have a strong academic background, preferably has previous experience of working within a law firm and have good interpersonal skills.

You will already be a Solicitor with at least 1-2 years PQE, be used to handling your own caseload and you will need to work effectively with minimal supervision. The role will include:

  • Running your own caseload comprising of voluminous evidence served digitally;
  • Creating detailed analysis documents;
    Dealing with complex and novel legal issues, requiring the need to carry out legal research as and when necessary;
  • Be able to work efficiently as part of a team;
  • Play a significant part in the strategic direction of a case;
  • Have experience or at least an understanding and willingness to learn asset recovery tools under the Proceeds of Crime 2002, Serious Crime Act 2015 and the Criminal Finance Act 2017.

This role is for an immediate start full time at our Hayes Office and would be ideal for a newly qualified 1-2 years PQE lawyer to work in a top ranked criminal defence firm with Senior Solicitors and Partners in the Serious Fraud and Organised Crime Department. Any salary offered will be competitive.

In order to be applicable for this role, the ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate with examples, the following:

  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint format documents;
  • Analytical especially with numbers;
    Able to conduct legal research;
  • Using own initiative and working within a team where required;
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Drafting legal documents such as schedules, proofs, court bundles and client instructions;
  • Good interpersonal skills and smart appearance.
  • Flexible approach to assist/cover other positions and duties when required.

If you are interested in applying for the above position, you must provide a covering letter with your CV to be considered.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

We are proud of our diverse workforce and are committed to equal opportunity.

 

Please send CV’s to:

The Practice Manager

recruitment@abvsolicitors.co.uk

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