Public Law Solicitor

Employer
Gemini Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Attractive package, depending on experience
Closing date
19 Sep 2020
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Role: Public Law Solicitor

Leading law firm looking to recruit dedicated and experienced Solicitor for highly sought permanent position.

Salary: Competitive. Accountability within a remote working culture is the norm within this business.

Gemini Recruitment are currently partnering with a large and established law firm. Our client serves corporate entities and private individuals in over 25 practice areas from offices throughout London and across England and Wales.  Our client’s accomplishments are acknowledged and recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a top tier firm.

Our client holds the Investors in People Gold Accreditation Quality Standard Mark and is LEXCEL, Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001-2013 accredited and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

Public Law Department Background

Our client’s Public Law department has experience in all aspects of civil liberties and judicial review against the HMRC, local authority, NHS, planning Judicial Review including obtaining emergency orders and other interim relief to prevent breaches of human rights.  Their department regularly follow up judicial reviews with actions for damages in both the County and High Courts and successfully pursue matters to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

The quality of the department is repeatedly demonstrated by its high success rates, with award winning cases, many of which are recorded in the reported case journals, raising new and important issues, and creating legal precedents for the future.

The Public Law Department is recognised as a leader in its field by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for its depth of experience in immigration and civil liberties challenges. As a well-established firm, our client is well known to the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), the Courts, and the Government Legal Department (GLD).

Our client also collaborates with other firms on funding and case management issues, and has a close working relationship with a number of barristers’ chambers with relevant expertise in public law.

Our client carries out both publicly and privately funded work.

The Role

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report directly to Department Director
  • Responsible for all aspects of Public Law work including providing technical expertise and guidance to other team members
  • Ability to manage and supervise Solicitors, Trainee Solicitors and Caseworkers to manage appropriate caseload types and complexities
  • Assisting with delivery of appropriate training and development in the department
  • Variety of duties including dealing with a range of Public Law  work including: Unlawful detention; False imprisonment;  Abuse by detention staff and removal escorts; Conditions in detention; Age assessments; Asylum support; Challenging non-appealable decisions; Challenging removal notices; NHS & Local Authority challenges; Policies, practices and decisions made by the Immigration and Asylum Tribunals (First-tier Tribunal / Upper Tribunal) ; Bail decisions  
  • The work may also include challenging non-immigration issues such as data protection, housing etc…
  • Preparing and managing funding applications to the Legal Aid Agency,
  • Preparing draft documents including witness statements and processing evidence
  • Attending conferences and court
  • Preparing and managing funding applications to the Legal Aid Agency,
  • Preparing draft documents including witness statements and processing evidence
  • Preparing applications (incl drafting application forms, index of documents and letters of representations)
  • Attending conferences and court
  • You will have a professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and be interested in Business Development and Marketing to supplement the substantial work volumes brought in by the company

Key Skills Required

  • Law Society Immigration Accreditation Level 2 & Supervisor NOT necessary but desirable
  • Membership is desirable and committed and highly driven
  • Must have a clean, valid Practicing Certificate at the time of applying
  • Strong management skills
  • Committed  team player with ability to approach team concerns fairly, foster culture of positive change and encourage cross referrals
  • Previous proven supervisory experience and working to key performance indicators
  • Professional with a pro-active approach; excellent client care skills and ability to deal with client matters in a sensitive manner to deal with vulnerable clients and resolve complicated practicalities involved in Public Law issues
  • Excellent networking and communication skills with the ability to successfully market the Company and generate new business
  • Working knowledge of the Legal Aid Guidance for Public Law matters  and have the ability to service privately funded cases
  • Have extensive experience in dealing with all Public Law related work
  • Experience in own advocacy is an advantage
  • Excellent IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and document management skills

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other duties as reasonably required.

Rewards  

  • 20 days annual leave
  • Additional Birthday leave
  • Additional holiday accrual*
  • Up to 4 days paid sick leave*
  • Practicing Certificate renewed annually
  • The Law Society Panel Membership and Accreditation/re Accreditation/ Reaccreditation fee paid for*
  • The Law Society registration fee for Panel membership paid for*
  • Panel courses mandatory for the Law Society Accreditation paid for*
  • Access to vast range of training webinars / E-Library
  • Automatic enrolment onto the Company’s pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eye test vouchers
  • DBS Check costs paid for
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Supportive team environment.
  • Part time working
  • Flexible working arrangements/ considered
  • Support for appropriate legal awards/recognition

 *terms and conditions apply

On offer is an attractive salary package, a supportive team environment and real prospects for promotion. The Company will consider applicants wishing to work part time, full time or with flexible working hours. The Company will allow working from home.

The company is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity and inclusivity of its staff and strives to ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of the communities they serve.

About Gemini Recruitment and Equal Opportunities:

Gemini Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency specialising in legal recruitment. We provide a highly focused service specialising in placements for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff. We have intimate knowledge of specific opportunities in the legal market across the UK.

Our primary aim is to deliver a quality bespoke service to our clients. We are currently handling the careers of a number of experienced legal professionals ranging from legal support staff to Solicitors. Our clients are based across the country and have vacancies covering numerous areas of law. If you are looking for your first job or want to move up the career ladder, we can help.

The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws.   Background checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role.

If this sounds of interest please apply now for one of our agents to contact you.

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At Gemini Recruitment our aim is to provide a highly focused service specialising in placements for Solicitors, Legal Execs, Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Support Staff. We have intimate knowledge of specific opportunities in the legal market across the UK.

We are currently handling the careers of a number of experienced legal professionals.  Our clients are based across the country and have vacancies covering numerous areas of law. If you are looking for your first job or want to move up the career ladder, we can help.

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