Sills & Betteridge
Criminal Defence Solicitor
Aquis House, 18-28 Clasketgate, Lincoln, LN2 1JN
No salary information
Full Time

LOCATION: Lincolnshire offices

SALARY:  dependant on level and experience

HOURS: 09:00-17:15 Monday- Friday, with hybrid working opportunities available


  • 38 days’ inclusive of bank and other public holidays
  • 3% employer pension contribution on whole salary
  • Life Assurance scheme at 3x annual salary 
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities 
  • Generous employee sickness allowance 
  • Client and employee referral schemes (up to £2000) 
  • 25% discount on some legal services
  • Collaborative and inclusive work culture 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP/Cash Plan) offering access to face-to-face counselling, 24/7 telephone and video GP consultations, digital physiotherapy, discounted gym memberships and cashback towards some of your day-to-day healthcare, travel and shopping costs
  • Social committee and events 


If you are passionate about criminal law and have a strong commitment to justice, we encourage you to apply and become an essential part of our highly valued Crime Department. As a Criminal Defence Solicitor at Sills and Betteridge Solicitors, you will play a crucial role in representing clients who are facing criminal charges. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • providing legal advice and representation to clients accused of various criminal offenses
  • conducting thorough case assessments, legal research, and evidence gathering
  • upholding the highest ethical standards and maintaining client confidentiality
  • staying up-to-date with developments in criminal law and legal precedents


To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • experienced Duty Solicitor 
  • exceptional research, analytical and problem- solving skills
  • ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative legal team
  • outstanding time management, organisational and IT skills


Here at Sills, we pride ourselves on not treating our clients or our staff as a number. Despite our size we still have a strong sense of community throughout the firm and across departments. We are one of the leading firms of solicitors in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Nottingham, and Northampton providing a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses. With offices in 15 locations we require a variety of different people with a wide range of skill sets and backgrounds to add value our organisation and help us provide our award-winning services to our valued clients. We fully embrace diverse characteristics, experiences, and outlooks in the workplace and in the communities in which we practice.

You will be working alongside some of the region’s best lawyers, who combine technical knowledge of the law with first class client service. The Family Department has recently won the prestigious and fiercely competitive Children Law Team of the Year national award at the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards. In addition, the Legal 500 (The World’s Leading Legal Directory) ranks Sills & Betteridge LLP as a Leading Firm and recognises many of our team in tiers one, two and three- our family team achieving the highest accolade of Top Tier Status- with several members of the firm as Leading Individuals, Recommended Lawyers, and Next General Partners. We have also been recognised by various organisations for our commitment to creating a great place to work- whether its our outstanding LEXCEL audits, our nominations for being an outstanding training contract provider by lawcareers.net, our award for promoting access to the legal profession by CILEX or our ‘One to Watch’ standing with the Top 200 Companies, UK.

First listed: 3 week(s) ago
Deadline: 2/29/2024
Sills & Betteridge
As one of the leading firms of solicitors in the region, we offer a full range of legal services to private individuals and business clients.