Paralegal vacancies, Laura Devine Solicitors (LDS), London

LDS is a multi-award winning leading boutique immigration firm in the UK, ranked in band 1 by all legal directories.


With 48 staff in London and 15 in our associate office in New York, LDS specialises in all aspects of UK and US immigration and nationality law, as well as EU free movement, acting for a broad range of corporate clients, high net worth individuals and celebrities as well as having a strong human rights and appeals practice.  We offer high quality work and excellent training in a supportive and friendly environment.   We expect the highest levels of professionalism, client service and consideration for colleagues.


Paralegal roles - UK immigration law

Working directly with one of our partners or senior lawyers each paralegal will assist in legal research, drafting advice/submissions and general client correspondence and will enjoy substantial client contact (under supervision) as their experience grows. 


LDS prides itself on the quality of training, supervision and support given to all our lawyers at every level, including paralegals.  The paralegal will participate in LDS’ technical update programme along with all fee-earners (which includes internal and external training courses, monthly technical update team meetings and various events) and will benefit from continuous on-the-job legal and skills-based training and feedback.  We also encourage all staff to engage in wider activities such as business development, networking and public speaking.  We believe we offer a challenging, stimulating, supportive and enjoyable environment for staff.  We are proud to offer a range of wellbeing initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, a weekly wellbeing drop-in surgery, team building events, in-house exercise classes (yoga, Pilates, Tabata), weekly fruit basket and weekly drinks evening.  Our initiatives recently secured the award for Wellbeing at the 2019 LexisNexis Legal Awards.


Holding at least a bachelor’s degree and ideally a relevant law qualification, candidates should be enthusiastic and committed with a ‘can-do’ approach.  Excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and a professional manner are essential.  Immigration law knowledge/experience is desirable however we also consider candidates with limited or even no direct immigration experience if appropriate skills and aptitudes are demonstrated. 


We do not guarantee training contracts to paralegals, however historically all our trainee solicitor places have been filled in-house by paralegals who have excelled in their roles.  This role therefore can offer an excellent career progression for the right candidate.


Salary: negotiable depending on experience, plus excellent benefits – start dates: ASAP


To apply please forward your CV and a covering letter, stating reference UKPL42019 ASAP and no later than Friday 31 May 2019 to [email protected]


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