Senior Immigration Solicitor - Initial 2 Days a Week

Location
City of London, England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Closes
04 Sep 2017
Ref
WT/29113
Contact
Will Tear
Job Type
Global Mobility
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

A Legal 500 firm has recently seen a huge increase in immigration enquiries. Based on this they are is looking to develop an immigration practice out of London and has a newly created role for a Senior Immigration Solicitor. Initially they are looking for someone to work on a 2 day a week basis. You will be responsible for managing the relationship with a variety of blue chip clients on UK legislation, specifically within corporate immigration.

This is a key hire, as it will focus on a number of key accounts in the movement of assignee's across the UK.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Provide main point of contact service to a variety of clients on all UK inbound immigration queries
  • Regularly advise clients on the Points Based System, particularly within the tier 2 and tier 5 categories
  • Actively participate within business development to promote service line
  • Work closely with other practice areas to design bespoke solutions
  • Manage a caseload of immigration applications across, focused around employment based immigration.
  • Project manage & advise clients on a large scale moves, including immigration aspects of mergers and acquisitions

You will be a UK qualified solicitor with a minimum of 4 years PQE ideally from a top ranked Chambers practice. Proven exposure within UK corporate immigration experience is essential, particularly focusing on the SMS and the tier 2 and tier 5 categories. Strong academics are preferred but not essential. Candidates who have proven business development experience and would be keen to consider a more full time role would also be of interest.