Paralegal Immigration

Eversheds Sutherland
14 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Eversheds Sutherland:

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the largest full service law firms in the world, acting for the public and private sector with offices across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia providing legal advice to clients across its Company Commercial, Human Resources, Legal Systems, Litigation and Dispute Management and Real Estate Practices.

Eversheds Sutherland Employment Team is one of the largest and most highly regarded in the country acting for 15% of the FTSE 100, numerous international and FTSE 250 companies as well as a host of public sector organisations. The team has over 30 lawyers and support staff covering the full range of employment matters for corporate clients including contentious, non-contentious and advocacy support. As an innovative department, we are always thinking of new ways to create unique, bespoke tools for our clients.

Your main role will be to support the Employment team to deal with a range of immigration and international employment matters

Key responsibilities:

Working alongside a team of lawyers and specialists, you will take ownership for our on-line systems and all related activities to ensure a smooth process on behalf of our corporate clients. Both roles are heavily client facing and you should be confident in communicating both over phone and email as well as face to face with a wide range of clients.

Your day to day duties may include:

Immigration Specific

• Administration of UK Visa Certificates of Sponsorship including liaising with HR professionals to deliver a high quality support service.


• Liaison with our international network of lawyers to obtain updates on live matters , initiate new work and project manage documents for assignees
• Coordination of UK and international billing including tracking international fees and ensuring international purchase ledgers are settled and files are managed within agreed estimates
• Matter management of projects and general advisory work including reporting on matter progress to both internal and external clients
• Collation of resource materials, building a knowledge bank and best practice library to support the local and national team on consistency of advice and support.
• Research on aspects of law to draft e-briefings and contribute to training material.
• Development of marketing tools and international business development events.

Skills and experience:

Whilst you may not have previous immigration or employment knowledge, you will be used to emailing and speaking to clients with your professional and confident communication skills, and have been in a position where you have had to give pragmatic and solutions based advice to clients.
You can show you are responsive to change and can innovate within the restrictions of clients needs and provide commercial solutions to maximise value for the client

You will have been working in an environment where meticulous attention to detail is a priority as well as demonstrating the management of complex processes and helped to improve them. As part of a previous role you will have an understanding of billing and finance processes and targets in relation to the collection of client fees.

Key competencies:

With proven organisational ability and tenacity to see matter through to the right conclusion, you will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to maintain attention to detail at all times. You'll also be have the ability to work closely alongside our international team and the lead partners but also more widely within a local and national team.

You will be a crucial part of the employment team. You'll find the work stimulating, the atmosphere dynamic and the results highly satisfying.

We’re a modern, progressive law firm. We’re driven by new ideas; we’re excited by new approaches; and we’re also refreshingly down-to-earth. We think differently and we’ve built a culture where individual skills and personalities can shine through.

At Eversheds Sutherland, we believe that innovation comes from a culture of genuine equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post.

Eversheds Sutherland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds Sutherland operates within a preferred supplier list.

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