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Carter Thomas Solicitors is a leading UK immigration law firm listed in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. The firm appears in the Times Best Law Firms and members of the team are named in Who’s Who Legal.

We act for businesses, education providers and individuals requiring legal advice and support on wide range of UK immigration law issues. We offer the full spectrum of immigration services from sponsor licence applications, maintenance and defence work, to preparing applications for leave to enter or remain such as Global Talent, Skilled Worker, ILR, Appendix FM, naturalisation, administrative 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 Paralegal  

We are seeking a paralegal to join our leading immigration team.

In order to gain the essential skills and experience needed, our paralegals and those training to become a solicitor are based in our hub located in the modern and vibrant Electric Works building in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre. This role does not offer remote working opportunities.

To apply, 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 include both a CV and a cover letter will not be considered. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Duties will include:

  • providing legal support and services, as required, to the immigration team on their client cases;
  • organisation and tracking of client cases and files and maintaining information on relevant expiry dates (visa deadlines, sponsor licence renewals, etc.);
  • obtaining accurate initial information from potential clients;
  • 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, articles, client updates and other business development activities and helping to promote the firm generally;
  • assisting our legal assistants with a range of general office and administrative duties.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Law degree and have completed, or be studying, for the LPC or SQE;
  • excellent communication, attention to detail and organisational skills;
  • excellent IT and research skills;
  • a professional, enthusiastic and positive approach to work;
  • a team player who can also work under their 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 ideally within immigration law.

Start date: ASAP
Closing date: 01 April 2024
Type of role: full time ideally but we will consider candidates who can work four days per week
Salary: confirmed upon application

For candidates who perform exceptionally in this role, this is a position which can lead to a training contract, typically after 6-12 months. It can also count towards qualifying work experience for SQE candidates.

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.

Senior immigration professionals with a client following 

Are you a highly experienced partner or senior solicitor with a strong reputation and client following looking for a more flexible way of working?  If so, we can offer you a bespoke work model, designed around your lifestyle needs (for example, child care, study, sport and other personal commitments, etc.).

We have excellent IT systems, including sponsor licence management and visa tracking software, managed by our in-house IT resource, highly supportive administration and legal support teams and, of course, our leading immigration team.

By joining us, you will be able to continue to flourish professionally, whilst also enjoying wrap-around support when your focus needs to be on your personal or family life. We can offer full remote working where desired or you can work out of our head office located in Sheffield‘s vibrant city centre (hybrid or full-time).

You are welcome to contact our head of immigration, Nichola Carter (, to arrange a confidential discussion.