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Immigration Senior Supervising Solicitor

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.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Immigration Supervising Solicitor (IAAS Senior Caseworker Accredited) to join our team of dedicated professionals that focuses on delivery of high-quality legal advice and representation to its publicly funded and private clients. The role offers possible salaried partnership potential.

IAAS Supervisory Status is essential. In order to be successful in a supervisory role, you must be able to ensure compliance with professional standards set by the Law Society, the Legal Aid Agency and the firm. You must also be able to effectively lead, encourage and help develop the professional skills and specialist knowledge of fee earners towards having a broad knowledge of immigration & asylum and public law issues.

Key Skills/Attributes Required:


In order to be successful, you must have/be:

  • a Qualified Solicitor with a minimum of 3 years’ PQE experience (preferable)

  • Supervisory status (IAAS)

  • accredited to at least Senior Caseworker level under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS)

  • knowledge and experience of public law actions before the County Court/High Court including for unlawful detention/false imprisonment is preferable.

  • excellent grounding and knowledge of the full range of immigration, asylum and nationality issues that affect migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and able to undertake the full range of immigration and asylum work, such as: asylum, human rights, appeals, Immigration Rules based applications, nationality and judicial review, including appeals to the Court of Appeal

  • prior experience in providing immigration & asylum and public law advice under legal aid and on a private basis

  • experience of using the LAA’s Client and Costs Management System including applying for legal aid certificates, costs and scope extensions and civil billing

  • experience in achieving billing targets

  • excellent client care skills

  • own client following is an advantage

  • bright, eloquent, have a keen eye for detail, proactive and demonstrate good judgment

  • 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.

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.


£37,000 to £50,000 per annum, dependent upon experience

Job Type:

Full-time, Permanent

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.


How to apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter to
Please ensure your covering letter addresses the key skills and attributes.


Until a suitable candidate is appointed.


Internships and work placements

Sutovic & Hartigan solicitors is always pleased to hear from Law students who would like to intern with us. We require a minimum commitment of 4 weeks' (full-time) or six months (1-2 days per week.) To express interest, please email your CV and covering letter to

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