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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Salary Reviews for Crime and Duty Solicitors 1st December 2010

We have had a number of placements and interviews prior to the deadline for the recent CDS12 submission which give us the following ranges for duty solicitors and crime solicitors. Salary levels for crime solicitors currently as follows:

England & Wales (excluding London)
Duty Solicitors : £30,000-£37,500. We had no firms this year indicate or offer above £37,500 outside London for a duty solicitor.
Duty Solicitors with Higher Rights: £32,500-£45,000.
Crime Solicitors without Duty Status: £23,000-£30,000. The top end of this scale is slightly distorted.
Police Station Reps: £17,500-£21,000.

Duty Solicitors : £35,000-£40,000. We did not get any firms this year indicate or offer above £40,000 in London for a duty solicitor.
Duty Solicitors with Higher Rights: £40,000-£57,500. We anticipate that the top end of this scale will come down as more solicitors get their higher rights over the next 2-3 years.
Crime Solicitors without Duty Status: £25,000-£30,000. Most of these were for crime solicitors with police station accreditation.
Police Station Reps: £17,500-£23,000.
White Collar Solicitors : £35,000-£75,000. Range varies widely according to the firm and the percentage of LSC funded VHCC work.

Duty Solicitor Consultants:
We have come across a range of deals this year for consultants that have included the following:
£1,000 signing on fees.
20% fee share on own cases introduced to a firm.
100% police station and court rota payments (fairly standard these days across London, but not in the regions).
£15-25 per hour for case preparation work and own client work.
Duty Solicitor slots exchanged for chance to undertake other fields of law.
70-80% on all work undertaken
100% of all work undertaken (this deal was with a firm about to lose their crime department if they didn't get a duty solicitor in time).

Recently registered Crime Solicitors currently looking for work:
Duty Solicitor looking in Yorkshire, Bristol and Bath. 5+ years PQE.
Crime Solicitor with police station accreditation. Able to assist with Employment Law as well. 3 years PQE. London.
Duty Solicitor with Higher Rights looking the West Midlands, South West and South Wales. 5+ years PQE.
Duty Solicitor looking in London. Looking to work for a medium sized practice. 3 years PQE. Salaried posts.
Crime Solicitor with police station accreditation and advocacy experience. London. 1.5 year PQE. £25k+.

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