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Job ad: Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) – Immigration Solicitor or Barrister


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Job Title:         Immigration Solicitor / Caseworker

Salary:             £25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience
Closing date:   9am on 12 March 2015
Interviews:      week commencing 16 March 2015

Website:         www.atleu.org.uk

Location:         N7 7LL

Contact:           Jamila@atleu.org.uk

ATLEU seeks a solicitor or barrister with experience of immigration and asylum law to advise and represent victims of trafficking. The ideal candidate will be accredited under the SRA’s Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme at Supervisor level and will have a minimum of two years’ experience working under a Legal Aid contract.

ATLEU is a legal charity with a national reputation for representing victims of trafficking, modern-day slavery and labour exploitation. ATLEU adopts a strategic approach to litigation, identifying test cases to enhance protections for victims. ATLEU provides a dedicated and comprehensive service representing victims in immigration, asylum, housing, community care, employment and compensation claims against the state and traffickers. ATLEU aims to help victims access justice, obtain safety, recovery and redress.

ATLEU is sought after to deliver training to victim support agencies and to other practitioners. It is frequently asked to contribute to campaigns on matters affecting victims’ rights. In 2015 ATLEU will be launching a boutique law firm serving an ethical fee-paying client base. All profits from this work will be reinvested in ATLEU.

ATLEU’s recent precedent setting cases include:

Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47

EK (Article 4 ECHR: Anti-Trafficking Convention) Tanzania [2013] UKUT 00313 (IAC)

R (Gudanaviciene and Others) v Director of Legal Aid Case Work and Lord Chancellor [2014] EWCA Civ 1622

Benkharbouche v Republic of Sudan, Janah v Libya [2015] EWCA Civ 33

Reyes and another v Al Malki and another [2015] EWCA Civ 32

Kawogo v the United Kingdom 56921/09

Tirkey v Chandok and Anor UKEAT/0190/14/KN

Onu v Akwiwu & Anor and Taiwo v Olaigbe & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 279 

For further information about this vacancy please visit our website for an application pack: http://atleu.org.uk/recruitment/

To apply: email CV and covering letter to jamila@atleu.org.uk.

Deadline: 9:00am on 12 March 2015.

Interviews: week commencing 16 March 2015.

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Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.