The average salary for a Criminal Defense Lawyer in United Kingdom is £35,541.
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Job Description for Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal defense lawyers are tasked with representing their clients in court. After conducting legal research, they must argue their client's case in front of a judge, prosecutors, and/or jury, and aspiring criminal defense lawyers must be members of the Bar in their states of employment. Employers prefer those who graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Some employers may promote interns from within an organization to become criminal defense lawyer…Read more
Criminal Defense Lawyer Tasks
- Present cases in court representing the local, state or federal government.
- Review reports, evidence, and conduct research.
- Question witnesses, victims or others involved in the case.
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Popular Skills for Criminal Defense Lawyer
Skills in Criminal, Defense Systems, Negotiation and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Criminal Defense Lawyer
An entry-level Criminal Defense Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £25,014 based on 5 salaries. An early career Criminal Defense Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £31,083 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Criminal Defense Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,668 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £49,355 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £50,000.
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