Criminal Litigation, NQ-5 yrs PQE

  • Kingsley Napley
  • London, United Kingdom
  • May 16, 2017
Full time Criminal Litigation

Job Description

Title: Solicitor/ Barrister (0-5 PQE)

Hours: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, and as required

Working week: Monday to Friday

Responsible to: Practice Area Leader – Stephen Parkinson

Department: Criminal Litigation

Purpose of job: We are always looking for outstanding practitioners to join our team and work closely with the fee-earners and partners of this busy department in the provision of advice and litigation assistance to the firm’s clients, in particular in the areas of financial regulatory and criminal investigations.

Specific duties: To work, as part of a team, advising the firm’s clients on criminal law matters to include; advising clients and companies during the investigation stages and, where relevant, post-charge in respect of the following areas of law:

 Serious fraud and business crime

 Corruption and bribery

 General crime and police station advice

 Search and seizure

 Restraint and confiscation

 Extradition

 International mutual legal assistance

 Cartels

 Financial services regulatory and criminal investigations including fitness to practice, market abuse, insider dealing and fraud

 Dealing with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and other national and international regulatory and enforcement agencies

 International investigations and prosecutions.

Every effort has been made to ensure that this is a full description of the tasks and responsibilities of this role. However, it is not an exhaustive list.The job description may be changed or developed at any time to reflect changes as required. However, changes will not be made without full consultation with the postholder.

Person Specification

Job Title: Solicitor, CriminalLitigationEssential

Education/ Qualification:

 We would expect the successful candidate to have a minimum of 0-5 years PQE in a criminal litigation practice or chambers, or be able to demonstrate the equivalent level of skills and desired competencies within a similar law practice

 A demonstrable enthusiasm for criminal law and the ability to grasp the intellectual demands of general and financial crime casework

 CPE/LPC/BPTC qualification

 Excellent academic achievements with a minimum 2:1 degree


The successful candidate should have experience in at least three of the following areas:

 Complex white collar crime cases

 Police station advice experience or experience advising in criminal / regulatory interviews with the SFO, CMA or FCA

 Cases involving complex financial and corporate investigations

 FCA enforcement cases


The successful candidate will have excellent:

 Client care skills

 Judgment

 Drafting and analytical skills

The successful candidate will also have:

 An outstanding aptitude and expertise in criminal litigation

 The ability to use his or her initiative and to see issues from a commercial perspective

 The ability to think on his or her feet and to assess risks and exercise sound judgement

 The ability to work under pressure

 Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise

 Strong IT skills, literate in MS Office

 Keeps up to date with their knowledge in the law


 Team player

 Has a positive, enthusiastic, conscientious and pro-active approach

 Ability to cope with conflicting demands and meet deadlines

 Communicates effectively at all levels, both verbally and written

 Interested in businessdevelopmentand marketing

 Ability to demonstrate behaviour in keeping with the firm’s core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity and Fairness, Commitment and Understanding.