SENIOR IMMIGRATION SOLICITOR

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

My client, a community focused legal firm with a reputation for strong client representation, is currently seeking an experienced Immigration Solicitor to build and develop the department. Offering the full spectrum of immigration law; including asylum, human rights, nationality and business immigration, they offer a wide range of services to all foreign national individuals and families wishing to enter, remain, or settle in the UK. Main Responsibilities of the Role: * Responsible for all aspects of Immigration work including providing technical expertise and guidance to other team members * Ability to manage and supervise Caseworkers to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities * Assisting with delivery of appropriate training and development in the department * Variety of duties including dealing with a range of Immigration work including detained clients; victims of trafficking & torture; asylum work from initial applications through to Tribunal appeal and upper Court appeal matters; entry clearance applications and appeals and some judicial review work * Preparing and managing funding applications to the Legal Aid Agency, * Preparing draft documents including witness statements and processing evidence * Preparing applications to meet Home Office requirements (incl drafting application forms, index of documents and letters of representations) * Attending conferences and court * Work with the Director on strategy, to drive the department forward, including hiring of team members * You will have a professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and be interested in Business Development and Marketing to support the growth of the department Key Skills Required: * Registered with the Law Society Immigration & Asylum Law Accreditation (membership is desirable) * Be committed and highly driven to provide an excellent standard of service to our clients * Must have a clean, valid Practising Certificate at the time of applying * Strong management skills * Committed team player with ability to approach team concerns fairly, foster culture of positive change and encourage cross referrals * Previous proven supervisory experience and working to key performance indicators * Professional with a pro-active approach; excellent client care skills and ability to deal with vulnerable client matters in a sensitive manner and resolve complicated practicalities involved in Immigration issues * Excellent networking and communication skills with the ability to successfully market the Company and generate new business * Working knowledge of the publicly funded Immigration work whilst also having the ability to service privately funded cases * Have extensive experience in dealing with all Immigration related work and some expertise * Experience in own advocacy is an advantage * Excellent IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and document management skills What’s on offer * Competitive salary and bonus * Hybrid working * A fantastic supportive team * Excellent progression opportunities * Support for appropriate legal awards/recognition * Opportunity to practice other areas of law such as crime, family & prison law The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws. Background checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role. Equal Opportunities: My client is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that staff reflect the diversity of the communities they serve, which is reflective at all levels within their workforce

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