Recruitment of Immigration & Asylum Senior Caseworkers (IAAS Accredited)
Sutovic & Hartigan Solicitors is a well-established law firm, with a reputation for excellence, achieving very good results and commitment to its clients. We are recognised experts in Immigration & Asylum, Public Law, Civil claims for Unlawful Detention/False Imprisonment and Human Rights.
We continue to be at the forefront of legal developments in these fields with success at all court levels, including before the Supreme Court. A senior lawyer of the Firm won the LAPG award for Immigration Lawyer of the Year in 2020.
We offer both legally aided and privately funded representation and have been rated as category 1 by the Legal Aid Agency for our legal aid work and excellent in our most recent peer review.
About the role:
We are looking for experienced Accredited Immigration Senior Caseworkers with experience of dealing with immigration and asylum work. You will have conduct of a broad range of asylum and immigration work from initial application through to appeals. You will also have the opportunity to
work on public law matters and privately funded immigration cases.
Key Skills/Attributes Required:
You will be:
Accredited to at least Senior Caseworker level under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS)
Have excellent grounding and knowledge of the full range of immigration and asylum issues that affect migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
Experience of having conduct of a caseload of applications and lower court cases, including unaccompanied minors, appeals, fresh claims, human rights cases, deportation cases, victims of modern slavery or trafficking, and Immigration Rules based
Prior experience in providing immigration and asylum advice under legal aid and on a private basis
Able to work both independently and under the supervision of a Supervising Solicitor.
Excellent client care skills
Bright, eloquent, have a keen eye for detail, proactive and demonstrate good judgment
Ability to work to deadlines and short timescales
A commitment to a long-term career of working with migrants, refugees, asylum seekers as well as individuals and businesses in a mixed legal aid/private practice such as the Firm.
You will be required to obtain an enhanced DBS check through the firm.
Sutovic & Hartigan values highly driven individuals who are practical and lateral thinking practitioners that have the ability to push forward legal developments and are able to work in a high-pressure environment.
This position may lead to a training contract for those looking to qualify as a solicitor (and may include the granting of time to count) after satisfactory service and if your performance has met the firm’s expectations.
Competitive based on experience and qualifications and within the band £24,000-£30,000
Full-time, permanent – although part-time (4 days) will be considered
We will also consider hiring on a consultancy basis
Our offices are based in Acton, London W3. We offer full-time office working or hybrid working
We are an equal opportunities firm and are proud of the diversity of our staff. We welcome
applications from people of all backgrounds and experience.
STRICTLY NO AGENCY APPLICATIONS
How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter to MariaS@sutovichartigan.com
Please ensure your covering letter addresses the key skills and attributes.
The deadline for applications is 0900 Monday 24 April
Interviews will be held during the weeks 2 May 2023 in person or remotely.
Internships and work placements
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