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Jobs: immigration lawyers, caseworkers and trainees, Barnes Harrild & Dyer


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IAAS Accredited Immigration Lawyers, Accredited Caseworkers, Trainee Solicitors


Opportunities for paralegals seeking accreditation

Barnes Harrild & Dyer Solicitors has offices in Croydon and Central London. We are a leading firm specialising in Immigration, Asylum & Human Rights law and recognised by Legal 500. Our team of lawyers are second to none, committed to their work and recognised as leaders in the field.

We hold LAA contracts in immigration, asylum, public law, and detained casework at Immigration Removal Centres. We act in asylum cases for minors and adults, victims of trafficking, detained clients, unlawful detention claims, fresh asylum claims, human rights claims, judicial review, and non-asylum work conducted under Exceptional Case Funding.

The positions are open to all levels of applicant as caseloads and responsibilities are determined according to experience and capability.

We recognise the benefits of flexible and remote working so a part of the week can be worked away from the office, and this is available to all members of staff. We have high quality cloudbased IT systems to support remote working and provide the necessary equipment to facilitate this.

Solicitors / legal executives

The minimum requirements are to hold level 1, 2 or 3 of the SRA Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. The salary range is £35,000 – £50,000 depending on qualification, and experience and associated billing targets. A performance related bonus scheme applies.

These positions represent great opportunities to work on a variety of cases including public law challenges, such as our current challenge against the Home Office’s Rwanda policy which is a highly publicised case, in which we secured injunctions for two of our clients who were on the flight and the litigation is now continuing through the court system.

Consultancy arrangements will be considered.

Paralegal accredited caseworkers

Exciting positions exist if you are not legally qualified. The minimum requirements are to hold any level of the SRA Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. The salary for these positions range from £18,000 to £30,000 depending on accreditation level, experience and associated billing targets.

Trainee solicitors

The firm will grant training contracts to successful candidates. The minimum requirements are to hold level 1, 2 or 3 of the SRA Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme. The training contract will start following a successful period of employment at level 2 accreditation for a 12-month period.

You will have an opportunity to assist on a variety of cases across the immigration spectrum and will be able to assist on some of our ground-breaking cases. We will assist in the development of your skills such as advocacy, drafting, legal research etc.

Paralegals seeking accreditation

Exciting opportunities exist for applicants with law degrees or a genuine interest in asylum law, to apply to be trainee caseworkers. We will support you by securing your trainee caseworker accreditation and you will work under the supervision of our experienced lawyers on a development plan to level 2 senior caseworker status which will allow you to progress within the firm.

We are an equal opportunities practice who believe in providing a supportive and family like working environment.

Please send your CV to the firm’s practice manager daniel.young@bhdsolicitors.co.uk and suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

There is no deadline for applications.

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