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UK Immigration vacancy
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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 has 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 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 Paralegal/Trainee Solicitor

Successful candidates will join our dynamic team working in our hub located in the modern and vibrant Electric Works building in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre. This role is not a remote working role and please note that we have no paralegal or trainee roles available in our London office.

To apply for this role, 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. Please send your application to vacancies@carterthomas.co.uk.

All applicants will need to complete a period of 1-6 months (depending on experience) working as an Immigration Paralegal before an application to become a Trainee Solicitor will be considered. This time can count towards the period of formal training.

Duties will include:

  • providing legal support as required to the immigration team;
  • 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
  • no restrictions on passing SRA character and suitability requirements if a training position is offered in the future.

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

Whilst we have a track record of offering our paralegals trainee solicitor positions, this is not guaranteed and is based on performance.

Start date: ASAP
Salary: confirmed upon application
Job type: Full-time

Thank you in advance for your application. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be 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.

Paralegals (Part-time/Full-time – Immigration)

Successful candidates will join our dynamic team working in our hub located in the modern and vibrant Electric Works building in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre. This role is not a remote working role and please note that we have no paralegal roles available in our London office.

To apply for this role, 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. Please send your application to vacancies@carterthomas.co.uk.

Duties will include:

  • providing legal support as required to the immigration team;
  • 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
  • no restrictions on passing SRA character and suitability requirements if a training position is offered in the future.

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

Whilst we have a track record of offering our paralegals trainee solicitor positions, this is not guaranteed and is based on performance.

Start date: ASAP
Salary: confirmed upon application
Job type: Part-time and full-time

Thank you in advance for your application. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be 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.

Experienced Immigration Solicitors/Immigration Caseworkers

If you are an experienced immigration solicitor or caseworker with a strong following of clients and are looking for a new opportunity, please contact us to arrange a confidential discussion. No agents.