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Migrants’ Law Project

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

Annual leave: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays

The Migrants’ Law Project, a dynamic public law and public legal education team at Islington Law Centre that works to protect the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants, is seeking an experienced and committed caseworker, solicitor, or barrister to join our team. The successful applicant will be working in a supportive and collaborative environment to develop a strategic legal practice in order 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 this vulnerable and marginalised group, having successfully taken some of the key cases in the field over the past ten years, such as the suspension of the Detained Fast Track. Our innovative model means that we both take on strategic legal work, and work closely with the wider sector to support them to develop their knowledge and practice. Most recently we have focussed on securing justice for families fleeing persecution, separated from their families and trapped  across Europe, as well as wider issues in family reunion for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants. We are part of the Islington Law Centre asylum and immigration team, which has been awarded a Category 1 independent Peer review from the Legal Aid Agency

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 undertaking all aspects of casework, including litigation. The role also provides the opportunity to work collaboratively with a wide range of actors to ensure access to justice for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants.

We are funded through a mixture of grants, donations and legal aid funding, which gives our team the flexibility to work creatively and proactively in strategic legal work to protect asylum seekers’, refugees’ and migrants’ rights.

Candidates should be either:

  1. practising solicitors with significant experience of litigation or
  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.

If you would like to apply, please go to: https://themigrantslawproject.org/vacancies/. If you need any further information, please contact Katie Commons on katiec@islingtonlaw.org.uk.

Applications will be accepted through our application forms. The closing date for applications is 12pm on 23rd March 2020.

Interviews for this post will be held on 30th March 2020.

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