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Experienced Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker

South West Law is recruiting a Solicitor/Experienced Immigration Caseworker

We are a small friendly solicitors’ practice in central Bristol specialising in immigration and housing law.  We are looking for an immigration and nationality solicitor or caseworker to join our well-regarded and expanding immigration team to undertake a full range of immigration and asylum cases at all levels on a privately funded basis but with some legal aid.   

Our busy immigration team currently consists of three solicitors with a wide range of expertise across all areas of immigration and nationality law.   You will join a friendly and supportive team who work together collaboratively with excellent client care at the heart of their practice.    In addition to managing your own caseload you will be expected to engage in developing and expanding our client base. 

You will have at least two years’ experience in immigration, nationality and asylum casework and must have been accredited as a Senior Caseworker /Level 2 Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (ideally with supervisor status) for at least two years. You must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of legal aid contracts. You will need to be able to deal with a wide range of clients and manage your caseload with minimum supervision. Thorough knowledge and experience of applications under Appendix FM and outside the Rules is essential. An additional language would be desirable.

Essential

  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of immigration, nationality and asylum law
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of applications under Appendix FM and outside the Rules
  • At least two years’ experience in immigration, nationality and asylum casework
  • Accredited at Senior Caseworker/Level 2 Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (ideally with supervisor status) for at least two years
  • Up-to-date Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate
  • Thorough knowledge of solicitors’ regulatory requirements
  • Experience of working with private clients
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the legal aid contract.
  • Able to manage caseload with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise/good organisational skills
  • High level of literacy
  • IT/Keyboard skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Proven record in meeting financial billing targets

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of the Lexcel standard
  • Experience of advocacy before the First Tier Tribunal
  • Excellent supervisory skills
  • Experience of another area of law (social and welfare/family)
  • Ability to speak an additional language

Salary will depend on experience and skills.  Part-time may be considered.

Further details and an application pack are available by emailing helena.peake@southwestlaw.org.uk

Closing date for applications 12 October 2018

Closing date: 
12 October 2018
Organization: 
South West Law
Location of office: 
Central Bristol
Salary: 
Dependent on skills and experience
Contact details: 
Helena Peake 0117 3146400 2nd Floor 48-54 West Street Bristol BS2 0BL
Job types:
Immigration Law Practice/Advice