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Job Ad: Migrants’ Law Project (MLP) is recruiting for a Solicitor / Caseworker / Barrister


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Maternity Leave Cover 1 year from February 2023, with possibility of a permanent post if funding is secured.

Salary Band £34,986 – £38,404
A salary of £44,373 may be considered for those at Supervisor level with high levels of experience and expertise

The MLP is seeking a solicitor/caseworker/barrister to join our supportive, collaborative team. We will support you to develop a strategic legal practice, helping to secure justice for some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people in the UK and Europe today.

We are leaders in the field of strategic legal work for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Our work has included securing the suspension of the Detained Fast Track and opening safe and legal routes for family reunion for young people in Europe and beyond. We work collaboratively with the wider asylum and migration sector to understand key issues of concern, undertake casework and research to build an evidence base, take strategic legal action, and then ensure that organisations and affected communities understand how to use changes secured to improve their rights.

This work will include providing advice and representation to organisations and individuals to develop legal solutions to issues of concern for them, as well as exploring other areas for strategic legal intervention. The role involves all aspects of casework, including litigation. There are also opportunities for research, training and capacity building, and second tier advice to enable the MLP to fulfil its strategic objectives. The MLP is funded by trusts and grants, as well as legal income, enabling the successful candidate to take the time to develop their practice and pursue areas of interest.

Candidates should be one of the following:

  1. Practising solicitors with significant experience of litigation
  2. Practising barristers with experience of conducting casework (including litigation) within a solicitor led agency
  3. Caseworker: accredited at Level 3 OISC and Level 2 IAAS with significant experience of litigation

The role may involve occasional travel within and outside the UK.

Please apply through our website: https://themigrantslawproject.org/vacancies/

Applications will only be accepted through our application forms. The closing date for applications is 14th November 2022 at 12 noon.

Interviews for this post will be held on 24th November 2022.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer an interview outside this date due to panel availability.

If you need any further information about this role, please contact Katie Commons on katiec@islingtonlaw.org.uk.

Islington Law Centre is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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