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What the leading Legal Directory to the Legal Profession says about us...........

“Paragon Law dominates the immigration sector in Nottingham, handling a significant portion of the most complex and high-profile cases. Clients appreciate the international capabilities that its India and China offices afford it, and it has also recently opened a London base to support the firm's increasing workload. The "committed and passionate" team handles a range of work including audit and compliance of the UK Border Agency sponsorship arrangements, Tier 4 applications for students and appeal work; it also offers a dedicated asylum team. Sources agree that it is a "dedicated bunch of lawyers who are always thinking one step ahead."”

Chambers & Partners Directory 2012.

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Paragon Law

Supervising Senior Caseworker:

 

Job Type:                                              Full-time

Closing Date for Applications:          5th July 2019

 

Due to internal progression, we are now looking for a highly motivated IAAS Accredited Supervising Senior Caseworker.

This role is within our Asylum team where the focus is on asylum and human rights law. The successful candidate will have responsibility for an active asylum caseload involving, as appropriate, all aspects of asylum and human rights work including unaccompanied minors, adult asylum claims, fresh claims, extension applications, appeals and higher court work. As a supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of up to 4 other asylum caseworkers at varying levels of experience. This aspect of the role includes legal, file administration and performance supervision under the direction of the team Director. 

 

It is therefore essential that the right candidate has:

  • Accreditation to Level Two (Senior Caseworker) as part of the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation scheme operated by the Law Society. 
  • Accreditation to the level of Supervisor as part of the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation scheme operated by the Law Society (now called Supervising Senior Caseworker). 
  • Experience of working under a Legal Aid Agency contract.  
  • Experience of having sole conduct of an active asylum case load.  
  • Experience of preparing appeals to the IAC (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).  
  • Ability to prioritise workload. 
  • Pleasant and tactful manner in dealing with clients, both in person and on the telephone. 
  • Use of computer packages, subject to adequate training. 
  • Eligible to work full time in the UK.  
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English; both orally and in writing.  
  • Commitment to assisting those requiring protection in the UK.  

 

It is also desirable that the right candidate is: 

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in any discipline in the UK or overseas. 
  • Has experience of supervising others including compliance with Legal Aid contract requirements, legal supervision and performance reviews.  
  • Experience of meeting both strict external deadlines and internal financial targets.  
  • Experience of representing unaccompanied asylum seeking children and victims of trafficking/modern slavery.  
  • Experience of preparing appeals to the higher courts, judicial review applications and resisting removals.  

 

Benefits  

1. Pay scale– competitive dependant on experience.  

2. Annual Leave – 20 days per annum (plus public holidays) rising by 1 day after every holiday year worked, to a maximum of 25 days. 

3. Flexible working hours and availability of working some days from home- subject to the needs of the Company and agreement with the team Director.

4. Nottingham City Centre location, with excellent transport links.

5. Auto enrolment to our pension scheme after 3 months employment.

6. Modern open plan office.

 

 

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter via email to hruk@paragonlaw.co.uk

 

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IAAS Accredited Caseworker:

 

Job Type:                                              Full-time

Closing Date for Applications:          5th July 2019

 

Due to internal progression, we are now looking for a highly motivated IAAS Accredited Caseworker.

This role is within our Asylum team where the focus is on asylum and human rights law. The successful candidate will have responsibility for an active asylum caseload involving, as appropriate to their level of accreditation, all aspects of asylum work including unaccompanied minors, adult asylum claims, fresh claims, extension applications, appeals and higher court work. 

 

It is therefore essential that the right candidate has:

  • Accreditation to Level 1 (Casework Assistant) of the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme operated by the Law Society; or
  • Accreditation to Level Two (Senior Caseworker) of the Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme operated by the Law Society. 
  • Experience of having sole conduct of an active asylum case load - (Senior Caseworkers only).  
  • Experience of preparing appeals to the IAC (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)- (Senior Caseworkers only).  
  • Ability to prioritise workload. 
  • Pleasant and tactful manner in dealing with clients, both in person and on the telephone. 
  • Use of computer packages, subject to adequate training. 
  • Eligible to work full time in the UK.  
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English; both orally and in writing.  
  • Commitment to assisting those requiring protection in the UK.  

 

It is also desirable that the right candidate has: 

  • Experience of working under a Legal Aid Agency contract.  
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in any discipline in the UK or overseas. 
  • Experience of meeting both strict external deadlines and internal financial targets.  
  • Experience of representing unaccompanied asylum seeking children and victims of trafficking/modern slavery (Senior Caseworkers only).  
  • Experience of preparing appeals to the higher courts, judicial review applications and resisting removals (Senior Caseworkers only).  

 

Benefits     

1. Pay Scale – £16,500-£23k depending on experience and level of accreditation.  

2. Annual Leave – 20 days per annum (plus public holidays) rising by 1 day after every holiday year worked, to a maximum of 25 days. 

3. Flexible working hours and availability of working some days from home- subject to the needs of the Company and agreement with the team Director. 

4. Nottingham City Centre location, with excellent transport links.

5. Auto enrolment to our pension scheme after 3 months employment.

6. Modern open plan office.

 

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter via email to hruk@paragonlaw.co.uk

 

 

Legal Case Administrator:

 

Job Type:                                              Full-time

Closing Date for Applications:          5th July 2019

 

We are seeking a highly motivated professional administrator with excellent customer service skills to join our dynamic team. We require a good all-rounder to provide administration skills and assistance to our lawyers in the Immigration team. We are looking for someone who has the ability to deliver outstanding customer care in a busy multi-national environment.

This role will be supporting the Immigration team with day to day administration duties:

  • Preparation of letters and documents
  • Form filling
  • Diary management
  • Arranging appointments for clients
  • Preparation of bundles to court
  • Audio typing

This is not a traditional secretarial role and as such we are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Flexible
  • Quick to learn
  • Able to prioritise tasks
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Experience of the legal sector and/or dealing with foreign nationals would be advantageous
  • Touch typing experience would also be advantageous

It is also important that the successful candidate is an excellent team-player as they will be joining a hard-working, busy and professional administration team.

This role would particularly suit someone wanting to develop their business administration skills looking for that first step on the career ladder, or an experienced Administrator or Secretary looking for a fast paced, contemporary role.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience
  • 20 days holiday, rising by 1 day each year, to a maximum of 25 days
  • Nottingham City Centre location, with excellent transport links
  • Auto enrolment to our pension scheme after 3 months employment
  • Modern open plan office

 

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter via email to hruk@paragonlaw.co.uk

 

 

Accounts & Billing Administrator:

 

Job Type:                                              Full-time

Closing Date for Applications:          5th July 2019

 

Due to internal progression, we are seeking a highly motivated professional individual to join our dynamic finance team.

This role will be supporting the finance team with day to day financial administration and billing duties:

  • Cost assessing and billing of Legal Aid files
  • Accurate entry of costs data into the case management system and accounts department spreadsheets as required
  • Accurate posting of all invoices to the purchase ledger
  • Raising cheques for client and office expenses
  • Issuing invoices for fee earners to private clients as and when requested
  • Managing petty cash including posting all entries

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Knowledge of how a modern accounts system operates
  • Competent in use of MS Excel and other Microsoft computer packages
  • Legal knowledge is desirable
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to liaise with all levels of staff

It is also important that the successful candidate is an excellent team-player as they will be joining a hard-working, busy and professional finance team.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience
  • 20 days holiday, rising by 1 day each year, to a maximum of 25 days
  • Nottingham City Centre location, with excellent transport links
  • Auto enrolment to our pension scheme after 3 months employment
  • Modern open plan office

 

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter via email to hruk@paragonlaw.co.uk

 

Paragon International 

At the present time, we have no vacancies.  However, all future vacancies will be posted here.

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Paragon Investment

At the present time, we have no vacancies.  However, all future vacancies will be posted here.

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Paragon Group

We are currently recruiting for the following position at Transact in Languages:

Interpreters and Translators 

 

As part of Paragon Group’s continuing committment to improving quality and the service we provide to our clients we are currently in the process of expanding our pool of approved interpreters and translators.

We are looking to work with professional individuals who can deliver high quality interpreting services. We are looking for a range of languages to satisfy our diverse client base. Ideally with previous experience of interpreting, but with excellent verbal communication skills in English and one other language.

You will be self-employed so you can maintain your independence whilst receiving attractive rates of pay for the work you carry out.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your CV and short cover letter to Tom Davies

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Speculative Applications

We are always keen to speak to individuals that feel they will be of value to the Paragon Group. If you believe you are such a person, then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the two forms below and return them by email to

Wendy Cracknell:

Application Form
Equalities Form