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Immigration & Asylum Solicitor (IAAS Senior Caseworker 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.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Immigration & Asylum Solicitor 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.

Key Skills Required:

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

  • a Qualified Solicitor
  • accredited to at least Senior Caseworker level under the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS)
  • 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. Knowledge and experience of public law actions before the County Court/High Court including for unlawful detention/false imprisonment is not essential but an advantage
  • prior experience in providing immigration and asylum advice under legal aid and on a private basis
  • excellent client care skills
  • 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.

Supervisory Status is also desirable but not 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 and asylum issues.

Closing date: 
31 July 2019
Organization: 
Sutovic & Hartigan Solicitors
Location of office: 
London W3
Salary: 
Competitive based on experience
Contact details: 
Please send your CV and covering letter to Maria Savic
Contact email: 
Job types:
Immigration Law Practice/Advice