Average Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Criminal Defense Lawyer in United Kingdom is £35,541.
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£20k - £97k
£101 - £25k
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£196 - £36k
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£20k - £101k

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Job Description for Criminal Defense Lawyer

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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