Last updated: Tuesday 22 December, 2020
Deighton Pierce Glynn - Maternity Locum

About the Job

This is an exciting opportunity to join the DPG Team.
The role will be to work as a locum on an interesting caseload involving a range of Judicial Review and private law County Court claims including immigration detention, nationality, discrimination, and Windrush compensation claims.
We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best service to our clients. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation. We particularly welcome black applicants to apply for this role.
Person specification
Experience at successfully running a caseload of unlawful detention and public law challenges.
Experience of working in immigration law practice as the cases require an understanding and practice of immigration law.
Experience of working in a legal aid practice.
A demonstrable commitment to social justice and the ability to work sympathetically and effectively with a wide variety of clients, including young people and people with mental health needs.
Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to manage time efficiently and to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
Ability to type, computer literacy and a willingness to use and to develop skills in the use of information technology. Sufficient numeracy to complete public funding and costing forms.
Ability to draft documents and letters in plain English.
Ability to get on with people and be polite under pressure and to work co-operatively as part of a team.
Proven ability to time record work effectively.
Ability to use initiative at work, input ideas and help develop the firm.
Advantageous but not essential:
A proven ability to build good working relationships for example with referral agencies, experts, interpreters, and opponents.
How to apply
Please complete all parts of the Application form and return to us by:
Post: Deighton Pierce Glynn, Att. Annette Webb, 382 City Road, London, EC1V 2QA
Please quote the job reference 2021/02/BRSO in the subject line of your email.
Closing date: 4 pm, Friday, 15 January 2021.
Applications received after this time cannot be considered.
Interviews: Suitable candidates will be invited to attend a skills test and interview in the week commencing 18 January 2021.