This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved in Kids in Need of Defense UK (KINoD UK). KINoD UK is a partnership which provides free, specialist immigration advice and representation for children and young people, and their families. It is a collaboration between Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) US, Central England Law Centre, Islington Law Centre, CCLC and Just Right Scotland. The UK agencies each employ Supervising solicitor(s)/lawyer(s) to provide training, guidance and support to commercial lawyers, who in turn provide the advice service on a pro bono basis.
This position falls within the CPBLS at CCLC. The CPBLS was established in 2015 in partnership with CCLC and two leading corporate law firms: Allen & Overy and DLA Piper. CCLC is the UK’s leading children’s legal organisation and part of the Coram group of children’s charities. The project is situated within CCLC’s Legal Practice Unit and won 'Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership' at the 2015 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards and ‘CSR Innovation’ at the 2016 LegalWeek Innovation Awards.
We now wish to expand the offering by working with new partner law firms. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic solicitor with expertise in immigration and nationality law to supervise commercial lawyers in providing free legal advice and representation to children, young people and families with out-of-scope immigration and nationality cases. The successful candidate will be expected to attend on clients with lawyers from the partner firms, and then supervise the lawyers in preparing the client's applications - running a number of cases at one time. They will be expected to ensure that the project takes on a target number of cases and makes the maximum possible positive impact for a vulnerable client base.
The role is part-time with the successful candidate working approximately 3 days a week although we will consider applications from candidates who wish to work either 2.5 or 3.5 days. Currently funding only allows us to offer the role on a fixed term basis until 30.6.19 however, we are confident that funding will be secured in early 2019 which will enable the role to continue to be sustained.
Closing Date: Sunday 27th January 2019
Interview date: TBC