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Private immigration barristers/solicitors

Salary: £35,000-£40,000/starting per annum

Location: Hall Green, City and Borough of Birmingham

Company: UK Migration Lawyers Ltd


We are looking to recruit two senior Immigration Barristers and / or Lawyers to join our niche Birmingham based team. We are seeking candidates with senior immigration law experience who are passionate, organised, self-motivated and who want to show their abilities in this fast paced and challenging environment.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a barrister, solicitor or caseworker with at least 4-5 years hands on experience in immigration who are seeking to advance their career with the objective of gaining more knowledge, experience and abilities at a firm committed to the development of all staff.

We offer bespoke personalised immigration advice and services at all levels and have a proven track record in assisting clients facing seemingly insurmountable barriers to enter or remain in the UK. We have a wide range of clients who reflect the diversity of those migrating into the UK and no two clients or days are ever the same.

Immigration Barrister / Caseworker/ Solicitor

You will manage a large case load autonomously and you will provide advice primarily to individual clients, and in some instances to employers, corporate clients and other organisations. You will provide a range of support to other fee earners and legal professionals within the firm. You will be part of a friendly, supportive and highly experienced team and will be working jointly with colleagues on some matters.

Responsibilities and attributes

  • Assisting clients with the full range of applications under the immigration rules: partners and family members under Appendix FM, parents and children in adoption and surrogacy proceedings, high net worth individuals and their families and others in the Points Based System, and also to students, visitors, and overseas domestic workers.
  • Assisting EEA nationals and their family members with application made in reliance upon EU law.
  • Working knowledge and experience of human rights applications and remedies (appeals, administrative review, judicial review).
  • Familiarity with refugee protection law, and an ability to advise on asylum claims (not essential).
  • Advising on nationality law, naturalisation and registration applications.
  • Preparing bespoke submission instructions to assist clients filing application by post from within the UK or at Entry Clearance Posts overseas or Premium Service Centres in the UK.
  • Liaising with UKVI over the telephone and keeping clients informed of the progress of their application.
  • Advising on and preparing appeals, administrative reviews and judicial reviews.
  • Keeping up to date with changes to UKVI policies and procedures and cascading knowledge as appropriate.
  • Experience and confidence in delivering training internally and externally.

Experience and attributes required

  • Educated to degree level, and having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above although all applications will be considered.
  • At least 4-5 years hands on experience in immigration work, with an awareness of the workings of the full immigration system including:-
    • PBS Tier 1 + 2 – European Law – Deportation – Detention – Spouse, Fiancé and all Family Immigration Law – Appeals – Judicial review – Discretionary leave applications.
  • Must have experience and be able to supervise staff and conduct file reviews for junior fee earners.


Please send applications by email to:

Gazala Rashid

UK Migration Lawyers
1301 Stratford Rd
Hall Green
B28 9HH

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