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Solicitor, Swansea

  • Job
    Mid & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • £39.9K - £43.5K
  • Swansea
  • 8d left


  • Solicitor, Barrister or CFilex fully qualified to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales with excellent practical knowledge of criminal law, evidence and procedure.
  • Effective communication skills and personal presence that enables rapport-building with criminal defence clients, a broad range of external stakeholders and with own team members and colleagues, with the ability to challenge police and other prosecution authorities in a manner that is effective, professional and in the best interests of the client.
  • Excellent advocacy skills and experience in preparing a range of cases to trial in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts, and, as a manager, the ability to supervise the legal work and legal service delivery of own team by applying PDS Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Commitment to the wider aims of the PDS to become an exemplar of best practice in criminal litigation and advocacy.
  • Sound IT skills (particularly Microsoft Office), and the willingness to self-create the majority of own documentation.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly including where appropriate during unsociable hours
  • Possession of a full driving licence and access to a motor vehicle, together with flexibility and preparedness to travel to cover cases across England and Wales if required.


  • Provide a high volume of advice, assistance and representation to individuals subject to the investigation or prosecution of a criminal offence,
  • Be an effective team member who supports colleagues,
  • Contribute personally to the continuous improvement of PDS service and the development of PDS as a great place to work,
  • Participation in office out of hours rota
  • Provide expert input, as and when required, to various projects within the Agency and wider Government’.

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