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Senior Business Immigration Lawyer - 5yrs+ PQE

Employer
Joelson
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Employment & Pensions, Immigration
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

Joelson LLP - Senior Business Immigration Lawyer 

About Joelson:

We are a partner-led, London-based law firm with the flexibility to cover a wide array of clients across industry sectors both domestically and internationally. We are committed to excellence and deliver a client-focused, tailored, and bespoke service to both anticipate and meet our clients’ needs in assisting them to achieve their short, mid and long-term objectives.

Main objective of the role:

The main objective of the role is to be a key senior member of the Immigration team, providing a first-class service to our clients on a range of matters. This includes small to medium enterprises and some larger corporations. The team seeks to involve all members in client relationship building and business development.

The opportunity:

Joelson is a thriving commercial law firm based in the West End of London, with 60 partners and staff.

Joelson is ideal for those who would like to be part of an open, inclusive, and collaborative team. We are down-to-earth in approach and look for individuals who can hit the ground running and are keen to take on responsibility, whilst being supported and encouraged by the wider team.

Key responsibilities include:

Client service:

  • Advising clients on all aspects of UK immigration work, including:
    • advising, preparing, submitting, and reviewing visa applications, for Global Mobility Visas, Employer Sponsor Licenses, and Skilled Worker Visas.
    • right to work and compliance for small to medium sized businesses or individuals (such as investor, entrepreneur and sole representative extensions and Innovator Founder applications).
  • Developing your own caseload and providing support to the Corporate and Employment team client base, discussing fee quotes and tactical and strategic advice with partner/senior associates.
  • Managing client relationship and business development/ cross referral opportunities both internally and externally.
  • Providing excellent client service at all times in line with the Joelson values.

Marketing/Business development:

  • Participating in marketing and BD events of the team and firm.
  • Contributing to employment & immigration updates and preparing articles for the website and for sending out.
  • Attending networking events and engaging enthusiastically with the firm’s marketing and BD initiatives.

Other duties:

  • Taking responsibility for maintaining and updating your own legal knowledge.
  • Managing your time efficiently and properly including time recording and ensuring files on which you are working are up to date on the firm’s electronic system.

Practice overview:

The Employment & Immigration team comprises 2 partners, 1 Senior Associate, 1 Solicitor, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 1 Paralegal.

Hours:

9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, with flexibility required outside those times on occasion. We are offer flexibility to work from the office or at home with 2/3 days in the office, 1 day is a designated team day, along with 1 firmwide day in the office per month.

Ideal Candidate:

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Proactive, self-motivated and reliable individual;
  • Strong academic background (a 2:1 degree or equivalent);
  • First rate drafting skills;
  • Experience at managing and mentoring team members;
  • Demonstration of knowledge sharing skills and business development;
  • A track record of establishing excellent client relationships;
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Strong organisation and administration skills, with the ability to prioritise workloads effectively;
  • A friendly and personable approach with colleagues and clients;
  • A proactive and growth mindset towards achieving goals;
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, and an ability to pick up new systems quickly.

Environment, Social & Governance:

Being a responsible business is at the core of what we do. We place value in creating a fair and equal working environment and ensuring that we operate ethically. Our B Corp certification shows our dedication to these values! Which is why we place great emphasis on taking care of our employees, managing our social and environmental impact within our community through undertaking Pro Bono cases and by being a member of LawWorks.

We have partnered with Ecologi and are now a climate positive workforce. Moreover, this year we are proud to be supporting City Harvest as our firm charity.

Our commitment to inclusion:

At Joelson we actively encourage diversity and inclusion as an integral part of the cultural fabric of our firm. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing our diverse teams.

As a part of this, you will receive a short survey upon submission of your application, so that we have data by which to measure our progress and continue to improve our diversity levels. Such diversity data will be anonymized to protect applicant privacy.

Company

We are a partner-led, London-based law firm with the flexibility to cover a wide array of clients across industry sectors both domestically and internationally. We are committed to excellence and deliver a client-focused, tailored, and bespoke service to both anticipate and meet our clients’ needs in assisting them to achieve their short, mid and long-term objectives.

Company info
Location
2 Marylebone Road
London
NW1 4DF
GB

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