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Immigration Caseworker- Level 1 or Level 2 Accredited

Employer
Duncan Lewis
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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Practice area
Immigration
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
Newly qualified, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years
Position
Solicitor
Sector
Private practice
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Job Details

Job Role: Immigration Caseworker- Level 1 or Level 2 Accredited
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Permanent

We have one of the largest legal aid Immigration practices in the UK and are ranked as a top tier practice by The Legal 500 directory for our services including, business immigration, human rights, appeals and overstay.   Our immigration lawyers have an established reputation in acting for high net worth individuals, new and established business men and women, and innovative and skilled individuals under the Tier 1 visa categories.

With over 160 specialist Immigration lawyers nationwide, we bring the highest level of expertise to all Immigration matters.  The department has a number of highly skilled lawyers who have trained as barristers, and undertake complex appeal cases up to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Our Immigration team is renowned for their extensive experience in Asylum claims and challenging human rights violations for unaccompanied minors and victims of torture, trafficking, and domestic abuse. In these cases, we are committed to assisting no matter the individual client’s circumstance.

About us

Duncan Lewis was founded in 1998.  We are a large and established company employing over 700 staff delivering legal services in over 60 languages.  Duncan Lewis serves corporate entities and private individuals in over 25 practice areas from offices throughout London and across England and Wales.  Our success in case results are regularly reported in the media and our staffs’ accomplishments are acknowledged and recommended as leaders in the legal directories; The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as a top tier firm and described as a “diligent and professional team that is prepared to go the extra mile for its clients”.

The foundations of our service are built upon four principles: commitment, communication, confidentiality, and courtesy.

                                                  What we’re looking for

You will be professional with a pro-active approach, strong client care skills and a sensitive and sympathetic understanding of clients’ needs. You will be assisting with casework including dealing with a range of Immigration matters (LAA Funded and Private client work) as well as undertaking your own advocacy. Attending clients, taking instructions and preparing cases, dealing with correspondence, preparing and managing funding applications to the Legal Aid Agency. You will be preparing draft documents including witness statements and processing evidence. Preparing applications to meet Home Office requirements (including drafting application forms, index of documents and letters of representations). You will be attending conferences, court and maintaining accurate time costing procedures. You will be implementing any recommendations made by your supervisor following monthly file reviews ensuring that these are dealt with promptly.

Key Skills Required

To succeed in your role as an Immigration Caseworker- Level 1 or Level 2 Accredited you will:

  • Level 1 or Level 2 Immigration Accreditation
  • Demonstrate passion and experience in a broad range of publically funded Immigration Law
  • A strong academic background with a Law degree
  • Legal experience as an Immigration Paralegal/Advisor
  • Clear understanding and application of Immigration Laws
  • Business acumen and the ability to market the Company
  • Excellent communications skills to work effectively with all types of people
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills and ability to use own initiative but know when to seek guidance Committed  team player,  self -motivated and professional 
  • Excellent IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and document management skills

Candidates with 12 months previous experience and who have completed the LPC will be considered for a Training Contract, subject to business needs.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • A fantastic supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Support for appropriate legal awards/recognition

Please view the attached Job Description for further information regarding this role and benefits on offer.

Ready to apply?

To be considered for the role of Immigration Caseworker- Level 1 or Level 2 Accredited, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit your details along with a copy of your CV and a supporting statement.

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

Equal Opportunities:

Duncan Lewis is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff.  The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.

We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post.  Please provide additional details in your covering letter if this applies.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please visit our website and apply using our online process for your application to be considered.

 

 

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Company

Duncan Lewis

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