Solicitors

Organisation
Ethnic Minorities Law Centre
Reference
VAC-17329
Contract Type
Full-Time / Part-Time
Practice Area
Employment, Immigration / Asylum
Location
Glasgow
Salary
£28,500 - £35,000 (doe)
PQE
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
EMLC is seeking solicitors (Full-Time and Part-time) holding an unrestricted Scottish practicing certificate with a minimum 2 years practical PQE in Asylum/Human Rights, Immigration and Nationality law, Employment and Discrimination Laws.

Job Description

 

We are currently looking for a passionate solicitors to join a fantastic legal charity firm based in Glasgow. We are a friendly mid-size firm offering an excellent work life balance and the opportunity to progress your career in a positive, team-driven environment.

You will be handling your own caseload of legal aid and private clients. This will be an interesting and diverse workload and the solicitor should be self-motivated with good drafting skills to prepare representations.

Key attributes of the solicitor include having strong work ethics, good experience in one of the below areas of law, good delivery of work, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and a personality to match.

The post-holder will need to have at least two years’ experience of providing advice, casework and representation in the below areas of law.

Current Experience should include any of the below areas of law:

Asylum/Human Rights, Immigration and Nationality law, Employment and Discrimination Law

For Immigration Law experience of the following is preferred.

  • Spouse/Fiancé/unmarried partner in country/out country applications
  • Indefinite Leave applications – all categories
  • EEA applications
  • All points based applications
  • Further Leave to Remain applications
  • Visitor Visas
  • Appeals
  • Detention/Bail applications
  • British Nationality applications
  • Asylum Claims
  • Further Submissions

Employment Law Experience in the following is preferred

  • unfair dismissal
  • constructive dismissal
  • pay disputes
  • maternity rights
  • flexible working rights
  • discrimination claims (including disability, gender, sexual orientation, and age)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide advice, casework, and representation to clients. This is largely individual casework based.
  • Keep accurate and detailed case records and files for the continuity of casework, information retrieval, statistical monitoring, and report preparation.
  • To ensure that all advice and casework comply with all regulatory requirements.
  • Work flexibly with other staff to ensure effective work.
  • Contribute to the administration of the office to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the company.
  • To keep up to date with the changes in relevant legislation.
  • To read the relevant asylum and immigration law reports and other relevant materials.
  • Ability to supervise other caseworkers and provide them with legal assistance as and when necessary.
  • The applicant will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and experience of handling complicated cases in their field of expertise.
  • The applicant must be willing to travel to the regional offices at as and when required, this could be at short notice in order to meet client expectations.

Closing Date for All Applications is Wednesday 7th April 2021

Interviews will be held remotely on Monday 12th April and Tuesday 13th April 2021

(Please do not send any applications by CV – these will not be accepted)

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre (EMLC) is a registered Charity No. SC018379