Turkish Speaking Immigration Solicitors/ Caseworker for a busy law firm

Location
London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
14 Dec 2017
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Ref
CTIS/C
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Experienced
Language
English, Turkish

An exciting position has arisen with the North London office of an established law firm for an Immigration Solicitor or an experienced Caseworker. 

Responsibilities:

· You will be expected to manage your own workload which will include providing accurate and practical advice to clients on all aspects of the UK immigration and nationality law.

· Assisting with the preparing of applications, including entry clearance applications and further leave to remain applications.

· Preparing bespoke submission instructions to assist clients filing applications at Entry Clearance Posts overseas or Public Enquiry Offices in the UK.

· Liaising with the Home Office over the telephone and keeping clients informed of the progress of their application.

· Keeping up to date on changes to the Home Office policies and procedures and cascading knowledge as appropriate.

· File management and billing administration.

Client Relations:

· To provide a high quality legal service to all London Solicitors’ clients.

· To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals.

· Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests.

· Establishing what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems.

· Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues.

· Attend and represent London Solicitors at client meetings.

· Draw up contracts and other legal documents.

· Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures.

· Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required.

Professional Standards:

· To work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards expected of the profession.

· Comply with professional standards and any requirement set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

· Carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions.

· To participate in the growth and development of the department / firm.

· Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential.

· Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law.

 · Attract additional business from new and existing clients.

· Record all chargeable hours.

Personal Development:

· To have a clear understanding of what it would take to develop a career to the next level.

· Support internal procedures and systems of London Solicitors including file / case management, time recording.

· To respect partners, staff and clients and in turn earn the respect of the department and clients.

· Participate in team meetings.

· Attend internal training and external training as and when required.

· Keep up to date with law and practice.

· Share information with colleagues.

· Read journals and attend courses as part of continuing professional development (CPD). Keep track of CPD hours.

· Maintain high standards of professional conduct while generating adequate practice income, ensuring that the fees earned sufficiently exceed total costs and expenses incurred.

Fee Contribution:

· Solicitors at every level must be able to show a track record of achieving their fee contribution and time targets and that the targets are appropriate for their position and level of qualification.

Person Specification – experience and attributes required:

· Educated to degree level, preferably in Law and having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above although all applications will be considered.

· LPC / BVC qualified essential.

· A broad range of previous high quality immigration practice experience is essential

· Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, the success of the firm. Relevant experience within a professional services firm would be desirable.

· Understanding of and commitment to London Solicitors’ values and ethos.

· Excellent communication both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level. · A self-starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty.

· Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner. · Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them.

· Excellent attention to detail.

· Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure.

· The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time to time.

Salary Details: Competitive and Negotiable

 

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