At Bankfield Heath Solicitors we recognise we are only as good as our people, so we place a significant emphasis on recruiting skilled and dedicated staff.

Bankfield Heath Solicitors recruit in two ways. First, we advertise current vacancies on our website and on other online platforms. Please see current vacancies section (below).

Second, Bankfield Heath Solicitors welcomes applications from candidates who have an established practice/client following, or who can build a practice/client following within a reasonable period of time. We welcome applications from experienced and motivated individuals who specialise in Immigration.

Bankfield Heath Solicitors was established in 2012 and has three offices based in Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield.

We hold Lexcel accreditation and are proud to be recommended in the Legal 500. We specialize in all aspects of immigration, asylum, human rights and trafficking work for both legal aid and private clients.

If you wish to apply as an experienced practitioner, please email your CV and a covering letter in confidence to recruitment@bankfieldheath.co.uk.

Current Vacancies

Accredited Caseworker/Solicitor

We are seeking to recruit an accredited caseworker/solicitor to be based in our Leeds office.  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong commitment to work in this field and experience of working under a Legal Aid contract.

Bankfield Heath Solicitors is committed to Equal Opportunities and is proud of the diversity of our staff.

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00-5.30pm (part time will also be considered)

  • Location of office: Leeds

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

  • Contact details: If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please send a covering letter and your CV to recruitment@bankfieldheath.co.uk

CASEWORKER/PARALEGAL (TRAINEE)

An exciting opportunity to kick-start or develop a career in law.
The successful candidate will:
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to work in this field
  • To conduct Immigration and Asylum cases (and all associated matters) in line with the guidelines, policies and procedures detailed in the Office Manual, ensuring that those associated with the case are informed regularly of the current position.
  • To attend to clients to provide appropriate legal advice, take clients’ instructions, draft statements, draft representations to UKVI, correspond with clients and others as appropriate, undertake research, prepare Court bundles, including drafting relevant submissions, skeleton arguments, costs negotiations, and instruct Counsel or, as appropriate, undertake advocacy. Also to attend the UKVI, Immigration Offices, Outreach centres, Court and other hearings as required.
  • To handle all client matters in a professional and efficient manner.
  • To complete casework in line with the time guidance set by the LAA. To keep expenditure within budget limits, as agreed with clients or within the criteria set by the LAA. To apply for financial extensions from the LAA as appropriate and within the appropriate timeframes.
  • To ensure that the Quality Mark requirements of the LAA, Law Society and SRA are met with, including ensuring time and work recording is accurate and to maintain precise and accurate records.
  • To maintain files in an orderly and tidy manner, ensuring that all time, disbursements and other items are recorded correctly and quickly. To record accurately all attendances, provide file notes and telephone notes on each file.
  • To take responsibility for the financial management of client files in accordance with the SRA, LAA and the Company’s policies.
  • To achieve individual and team performance targets set for the department, which will be reviewed at least annually and to achieve targets set for Chargeable and Non-Chargeable hours.
  • To undertake personal development within the criteria specified by the Law Society, the LAA, associated bodies and the Company.
  • To speedily and effectively disseminate information and knowledge of legislative, policy or case law changes to the personnel within the department.
  • To undertake all duties in line with professional standards and the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • To undertake such other ad hoc duties as the Director may from time to time reasonably require
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree

We specialise in all aspects of asylum, immigration, human rights and trafficking work and are highly experienced and sought after solicitors in the local communities and beyond. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our award winning team. Full training will be provided in-house.

Bankfield Heath Solicitors is committed to Equal Opportunities and is proud of the diversity of our staff.

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00-5.30pm

  • Location of office: Leeds

  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

  • Contact details: If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please send a covering letter and your CV to recruitment@bankfieldheath.co.uk

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