Immigration Associate 2-4

Top tier commercially astute law firm is looking to hire a bright immigration lawyer at the 2-4yr level. The role includes:

To work under supervision advising primarily private clients (UHNW and HNW individuals) as well as some corporate clients (start- ups and companies). In addition, assisting with on-going litigation matters for prominent, high profile clients (asylum, international arrest warrants, Interpol red notices and extradition requests).

 Assisting our clients in obtaining visas for their families and employees

 Assisting in high profile, sensitive, immigration litigation matters

 Keeping immigration knowledge up to date

Duties and responsibilities

 Take responsibility under supervision for own files and manage all aspects of client work in line with the firm's quality control procedures and the lexcel office manual;

 Deal direct with other lawyers and clients;

 Take work from a number of partners and associates and manage workload;

 Draft all documentation observing house style;

 Assist in business development and marketing initiatives;

 Supervise junior members of the department including paralegals and trainees where required;

 Keep up to date with developments within the law and develop expertise;

 Attend appropriate training sessions and ensure CPD obligations are met;

 Take an active part in departmental activities;

 Present and give training sessions internally and to clients where appropriate;

 Manage the work flow to secretarial and support staff; and

 Follow all reasonable instructions.

Person specification

 Qualified solicitor in England and Wales, good degree (minimum 2.1) and minimum ABB at "A" level (or equivalent)

 A minimum of 2 years private client immigration/litigation experience in a team within private practice with a broad range of experience

 Able to demonstrate a commitment to specialising in immigration law for private clients

 Able to demonstrate exceptional case management and meticulous attention to detail

 Able to demonstrate a proven track record of excellent direct client contact and client care

 Communicates effectively and clearly

 Track record of gaining respect, trust and credibility

 Ability to initiate and sustain relationships with clients

 Thinks creatively

 Positive work ethic

 Energy, enthusiasm and drive

 Good social skills and personal presentation

 Achieves results within given timescales

 Prioritises tasks effectively

 Good co-ordination and organisational skills

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