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Paralegal - Immigration (no agencies)

Paralegal - Immigration (no agencies)

Posted 23 January by Stephenson Harwood LLP

What we will offer

We will offer you a place where you can be yourself and where there are no limits on what you can achieve. With us, you can take ownership of your career and have honest conversations throughout. You would join an ambitious firm with a clear strategy for profitable growth where you can get early responsibility and early involvement in growing the business. Here you can expect a competitive and fair reward as well as recognition based on all round performance. This forms part of our internal promise to you, The Deal, between the firm and its employees.

Team Structure

All of our fee-earning paralegal roles in London sit within our integrated Paralegal Services group. This group was founded in 2021 to help build upon our already successful use of paralegals to the Firm's success and supporting our growth aspirations through the increased adoption of paralegals across all of our practices.

The integrated Paralegal Services team combines the advantages of paralegals being aligned to specific practices and the ability to gain tailored knowledge and experience, with the advantages in taking a firm wide best practice approach towards hiring, resourcing, developing and managing paralegals.

This specific role has a primary alignment to Immigration

Main Responsibilities

  • Working with the immigration team and offering support as needed
  • Drafting document checklists
  • Preparing reports and basic notes of advice
  • Drafting visa application forms
  • Performing legal and factual research tasks
  • Preparing correspondence
  • Preparing E-Alerts and KnowHow precedents
  • Carrying out bundling and drafting as and when needed
  • Case management - including organisation and tracking case files
  • Liaising with UKVI to chase decisions and monitor status of applications

We are happy to discuss flexible working and will facilitate this where possible.

Attributes/Skills Required

  • Previous paralegal experience preferable, together with experience in Immigration.
  • Candidates must have strong academics
  • Excellent drafting, presentation and communication skills
  • Organised, with good time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Proactive and resilient
  • Team player

This job description is indicative only and does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The firm reserves the right to alter or change the responsibilities at any time, in line with the firm's strategy and business needs.

Reference: 52000017

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