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Jobs: immigration solicitor / caseworker and trainee solicitor, Carter Thomas

Jobs: immigration solicitor / caseworker and trainee solicitor, Carter Thomas

Carter Thomas Solicitors is a leading UK immigration law firm listed in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. The firm also appeared in the Times Best Law Firms.

We act for businesses, education providers and individuals requiring advice on an exciting range of immigration law issues. We offer the full spectrum of immigration services from sponsor licence applications, maintenance and suspension/revocation/civil penalty defence work, to preparing applications for leave to enter or remain such as Entrepreneur, Investor, Global Talent, Skilled Worker, ILR, Appendix FM applications, naturalisation, administrative reviews, judicial reviews, etc.

We are a boutique firm committed to promoting equality of opportunities for all regardless of age, disability, gender or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, or sexual orientation. We believe that the best results are achieved by bringing together talented people with complementary expertise and experiences and we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. To ensure that our commitment is never compromised, our values are supported by robust and regularly reviewed Equality and Diversity policies and procedures.

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Immigration Solicitor/Immigration Caseworker

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced immigration solicitor or caseworker. Those who live in and around Sheffield will be able to work in our Sheffield hub, with flexible working from home options if desired. Those who live outside of Sheffield will be able to benefit from full-time working from home options plus access to our business space in London.

Duties will include:

  • providing legal advice to clients;
  • organisation and tracking of client cases and files and maintaining information on relevant expiry dates (visa deadlines, sponsor licence renewals, etc.);
  • proof reading and checking documents for accuracy;
  • undertaking technical and practical legal research including identification, collation, and distribution of information;
  • assisting with the preparation of presentations, client updates and other business development activities and helping to promote the firm generally;
  • obtaining accurate initial information from potential clients; and
  • assisting with a range of general office duties as needed.

Essential skills and experience:

  • experience advising clients on immigration law matters;
  • excellent written and verbal communication, attention to detail and strong organisational skills;
  • excellent IT and research skills;
  • a team player who can also work under own initiative;
  • a passion for immigration law and strong desire to dedicate the focus, effort and time needed to develop a career in this field; and
  • experience working in a legal environment.

If you are already an established immigration caseworker (OISC regulated or working under the supervision of a solicitor) and are also considering becoming a solicitor in the future under the new SQE regime, we are able to offer qualifying work experience and potential assistance with SQE costs.

Start date: ASAP
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2021
Salary: Negotiable
Method of applying: Please provide a detailed CV and a cover letter explaining your passion for law and, in particular, the field of immigration law. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Email applications to: vacancies@carterthomas.co.uk

Thank you in advance for your application. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to reply to every applicant. If you are successfully short-listed for an interview, you will hear from us within three weeks of applying.

Trainee Solicitor – Immigration 

Apply for our Trainee Solicitor role to kick-start your career as a solicitor. Applicants with no immigration law experience will need to complete a period of up to 6 months working as an Immigration Paralegal before an application to become a Trainee Solicitor will be considered. Time spent as a paralegal can count towards the period of formal training.

Based in our Sheffield office, duties will include:

  • providing legal support as required on client cases;
  • organisation and tracking of client cases and files and maintaining information on relevant expiry dates (visa deadlines, sponsor licence renewals, etc.);
  • proof reading and checking documents for accuracy;
  • undertaking technical and practical legal research including identification, collation, and distribution of information;
  • assisting with the preparation of presentations, client updates and other business development activities and helping to promote the firm generally;
  • obtaining accurate initial information from potential clients; and
  • assisting with a range of general office and administrative duties as needed.

Essential skills and experience:

  • LPC (either completed or near to completion)*;
  • excellent written and verbal communication, attention to detail and strong organisational skills;
  • excellent IT and research skills;
  • a team player who can also work under own initiative;
  • a passion for immigration law and strong desire to dedicate the focus, effort and time needed to develop a career in this field; and
  • experience working in a legal environment; and
  • the ability to pass the SRA’s character and suitability requirements.

*alternative permitted routes of entry to the legal profession will also be considered.

Start date: ASAP
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2021
Salary: Based on experience
Method of applying: Please provide a detailed CV and a cover letter explaining your passion for law and, in particular, the field of immigration law. Applications that do not contain both a cover letter and CV will not be considered. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Job Types: Full-time

Email applications to: vacancies@carterthomas.co.uk

Thank you in advance for your application. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to reply to every applicant. If you are successfully short-listed for an interview, you will hear from us within three weeks of applying.

The Free Movement blog was founded in 2007 by Colin Yeo, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers specialising in immigration law. The blog provides updates and commentary on immigration and asylum law by a variety of authors.