Currently we are looking to recruit experienced senior associates who have significant UK based corporate Immigration experience. The immigration practice forms part of the wider PwC immigration network covering over 128 countries. Led by the Partner and Head of Global Immigration, the practice is engaged in a programme of expansion that has already seen it, catapulted into the consciousness of market observers. (Chambers and Partners).
If this sounds appealing, then we advise you to review our job description below of what the current opportunities within the Immigration team are. If you have the skills required, please do submit your application and we will be in touch.
PwC Legal LLP is an independent member of PwCs international network of firms. Based in London, we have more than 21 partners and employs nearly 250 people. As well as project-based, specialist legal advice, we offer our clients ongoing general counsel support; and our alignment with PwC makes us unique in our ability to provide seamless, multi-disciplinary advice.
As we are part of the PwC network, we can call upon the firm’s specialists when we need to offer complete, rounded solutions for clients. We often work with PwC tax advisers, human capital consultants, corporate finance and financial services experts, actuaries, management consultants and, of course, accountants. What is more, we have access to legal expertise in over 70 countries and immigration expertise in over 128 countries
About the role
The now 90 strong Immigration team are working together to drive forward the firms immigration offering, working with the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP expatriate tax and global mobility practice.
Providing an array of immigration services to a range of clients including financial institutions, energy companies and large multi-nationals as well as private clients and entrepreneurs, successful candidates will be committed to our vision of moving the practice forward and operating within a truly global network.
As an immigration paralegal/solicitor, you will be a key member of a client engagement team with clear objectives and responsibilities. You will actively work and support the client engagement team to ensure engagement deadlines are met in a timely fashion by managing and being responsible for key client projects.
You will be involved in assisting with the provision of immigration services, providing advice and assistance to one or more of our corporate clients under the supervision of one of our senior paralegals/solicitors or managers. This will involve liaising with your team members and, at times, the client in order to ensure effective, timely and accurate administration of the immigration service/advice.
The primary function of your role will be drafting and reviewing immigration applications. In essence you will be managing the complete immigration process, from receiving the initial instruction through to completion, including Certificate of Sponsorship applications, extensions, further leave to remain and entry clearance applications.
Additional tasks are likely to include
Responsible for managing the internal client database to ensure the progress of applications is kept completely up to date
Assisting with the management of projects to ensure deadlines are met
Attending and preparing for client and engagement team meetings, distribute actions plan and follow
up where necessary
Assisting with client engagement accounting, including billing and collection issues
Assisting with the client billing programme of an engagement team including preparation of draft budgets and fee schedules.
Understanding and assisting the engagement team to ensure it follows PwC’s protocols for record keeping and document handling
Assisting with the risk management checks for new and ongoing clients
Undertaking technical and practical legal research including identification, collation, and distribution of the information
You will benefit from performing a key role in an internationally networked team with a high profile in the immigration industry.
The following skills are required
Strong corporate immigration experience
Strong client service skills
Able to demonstrate resilience, self-motivation and a positive can do attitude
Hard-working and committed to completing tasks well with good attention to detail
Ability to confidently deal with demanding situations, people and requirements
Proven organisational skills
Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication skills
Primarily a team player but able to work under own initiative
Proficient in use of office software and Online research resource