Westkin Associates

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Careers at Westkin Associates

Westkin are regulated by the SRA and provide specialist career paths for immigration Solicitors, we are also regulated by the OISC and provide training paths for our Lawyers to become immigration specialists, we also welcome applications from those with existing OISC qualifications.

Our Workplace Culture

Join our ever-growing team

We are a law firm that currently operates a remote first working policy, the vast majority of our Lawyers are working from home. We provide weekly training on immigration law to ensure our lawyers remain up to date with legal developments. Our weekly training also covers skills training, including client service, communication skills, technology and business training, as well as transferable skills such as time management and organisation best practice. Our aim is to develop our staff and we only encourage applications from those who enjoy lifelong learning

We also encourage applications from high quality personal immigration lawyers who wish to be retrained in business and corporate immigration law. There is strong competition for these positions, so early applications are encouraged. We also encourage applicants who are not yet ready to move but want an informal discussion to contact amir.zaidi@westkin.com.

We aim to ensure our workplace is both diverse and inclusive. We actively celebrate the role that people from different backgrounds can have in our firm and across the country.

  • Minority owned business,
  • Senior legal positions majority filled by women
  • Gay and Non Binary Staff
  • Clear policies and regular training on LGBTQ+, racial awareness and gender issues in the workplace.

We have a history of encouraging our staff to become involved with charity and we encourage applicants with a strong history of charitable involvement. We are currently supporting Migrateful with regular donations.

Immigration Solicitor/Caseworker

Full Time

Currently looking for an immigration solicitor or OISC advisor. Ideally suited to an experienced immigration lawyer looking to add Business Immigration experience to their existing knowledge base. Candidates show experience and skill in all aspects of private personal immigration work. Required to be experienced in Skilled Worker Licence and Skilled Worker Visa applications.

We are aiming to hire high quality personal immigration lawyers who are looking to develop skills in sponsor licence, innovator visas and other business categories.

You will:

(a) understand the clients circumstances by taking detailed instructions
(b) provide initial advice on options open to the client
(c) devise strategy moving forward
(d) quote fees
(e) arrange next steps
(f) issue client care letters
(g) act as account manager for that client as their immigration matter proceeds

Requirements

Due to the nature of the role the applicant will need experience in making visa applications both inside the UK and outside the UK for fiancée, spouse and same sex UK visas, EEA and extensions of the same is a pre-requisite of this role. Preference will be given to those who are also able to advise on a wide range of immigration issues, including PBS matters. Experience in commercial aspects of immigration preferred, including experience quoting fees, building key networks and providing high quality client experience by telephone.

Salary range available from hiring manager, exact salary based on experience.

Job Type: Full-time
Location: London, Remote
All levels of experience considered.

Legal Assistant

The Legal Assistant will support the daily administrative functions for the immigration caseworker.

Key responsibilities include:

Administrative

  • Manage diaries on a daily basis
  • Arrange meetings, book conference rooms, and liaise with other attendees, both internal and external
  • Complete necessary photocopying, printing, and scanning to support administrative and legal casework
  • Organise couriers and prepare documents for post
  • Take internal and external telephone queries
  • Liaise with clients and other staff members by phone, email and/or in person on behalf of the fee earner as required
  • Monitor post and/or emails and deal with as appropriate
  • Prepare and send payment confirmation and invoices
  • Complete data entry tasks, primarily through Excel templates
  • Upload documents to specified online portals

Client relationship management

  • Become an active part in the care of clients and gain greater understanding of contacts and clients
  • Enter, maintain, and update client details and relevant information on the firm’s CRM system
  • Deal with basic client queries
  • Arrange client meetings
  • Liaise with clients to book biometric appointments in the UK and abroad

Legal

  • Draft online application forms

Key requirements:

  • Excellent communication, organisational and team skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Accurate typing speed of at least 70 words per minute
  • Excellent telephone manner and competent knowledge of telephone systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible and dependable
  • Conscientious, approachable, and enthusiastic
  • Respecting confidentiality

You will be required to attend the office for training and when requested by management. However, this a working from home role. In addition, this role is suitable for skilled workers requiring sponsorship.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Hybrid, Remote First

Starting salary available from hiring manager / on application.

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