SVS Solicitors is a busy criminal defence firm with experience and expertise of every stage of the criminal justice process.

We are ranked as a Legal 500 leading firm and Mr Sasha Sidhu is recognised by the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual.

We are a small but elite team of passionate and motivated professionals dedicated to delivering the highest standards of client care.




SVS  Solicitors is modern and dynamic law firm based in Gerrards Cross and  committed to delivering high level of client care. SVS Solicitors is a well respected  criminal defence  legal practice. We are trusted by our clients and are looking for self-motivated, innovative, and driven individuals to join our team.

Hours: Full Time

We are looking to appoint a  PQE Criminal Duty Solicitor to join their highly regarded team.

Minimum 3 years PQE and duty qualified is a must

Main Duties:

  • Representing clients at the Police Station and  Magistrates Court
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Dealing with clients requiring specialist criminal law advice in person
  • Ensuring all relevant information is recorded
  • Flexibility to travel, attend courts, and work out of hours as and when required
  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone queries, managing the client’s expectations
  • Providing written advice and drafting legal documents
  • Managing a full caseload and ongoing work coming into the department
  • Managing and supervising junior colleagues, i.e. newly qualified solicitors, trainee solicitors, and caseworkers/paralegals to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities
  • Maintaining proper diary systems i.e. court and tribunal dates, limitation dates, and timetables set by courts/tribunals
  • Servicing your Duty Solicitor Rotas
  • Working as part of a team with all staff to meet our business goals
  • Developing the department and generating work
  • Taking initiative and responsibility for own personal and professional development
  • Maintaining departmental standards, procedures, and policies

Skills and Experience We Are Looking For:

  • Representing clients at the Police Station and Magistrates Court
  • Strong advocacy skills ability to conduct your own advocacy
  • Sound knowledge of Criminal law with at least 3 years PQE
  • Ability to interview clients and witnesses
  • Good client care skills and commitment to these areas of work
  • Ability to work independently as well as being an excellent team player
  • Excellent communication skills, combined with organisational and administrative ability
  • Independently managing your own casework, liaising with clients, providing advice over the phone, by email and other mediums
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise your workload
  • Procedural and technical competence
  • Well-developed IT capability
  • Working to deadlines, logically and methodically with an eye for detail
  • The ability to build relationships with other professionals and third parties
  • Police station duty accredited
  • A full UK Driving license is essential

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We offer a friendly and positive work environment based on team work with no micro management.

At SVS, we are constantly looking for committed, ambitious people who would fit into a fast paced and rewarding environment. 







Work Experience

SVS Solicitors offers a number of unpaid work experience placements throughout the year giving students an insight into life in a busy criminal defence firm.

Each work experience placement is different, but all of our placements are designed to give students the opportunity to make the most of their time at SVS. During a work experience placement, you will meet people at all levels within the firm and gain real hands-on experience by sampling lots of different aspects of the role of a lawyer, including (but not limited to):

  • Attending court and meetings with clients and counsel;
  • Legal research tasks;
  • Drafting documents;
  • Shadowing qualified lawyers; and
  • General legal admin such as bundling.

If you have any queries regarding the work experience offered, please email