Careers at OTS Solicitors

 

family law – Solicitor 5 Years PQE

Location: City of London offices [Chancery Lane]

Salary: Competitive + Bonuses [salary subject to seniority, experience and knowledge]

Type: Full-time / Permanent

 

The Firm:

Established in 2014, OTS Solicitors has rapidly become recognised as one of the UK's leading Legal 500 law firms. Few practices have achieved so much national and international recognition in such a short period of time. With a policy of hiring the sharpest legal talent, the solicitors are intelligent, knowledgeable, commercially astute, and creative thinkers. With former Judge and Family and immigration Lawyer Paul Gulbenkian, eminent Family Barrister Christopher McWatters, senior Family Solicitor and non-practising Barrister Jordana Adams, and Senior Solicitor Angelique Holm, the firm is regularly contacted for family and matrimonial law matters.

Focused on delivering legal expertise in the niche and complex areas of family law, the firm is highly recommended by clients, other Solicitors and Barristers because of the emphasis on quality and excellence.

Due to further recent growth and expansion both nationally and across the globe, the firm is now expanding and developing the Family Department and is seeking an experienced family law Practitioner to join our dynamic team of experienced family law Practitioners in our new Chancery Lane offices.

Core requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge and experience in practising family law
  • You will be highly motivated, resourceful and able to work independently
  • You will be able to apply the Resolution Principles in the conduct of all matters
  • You will be charismatic and engaging
  • You will be a good workload planner
  • You will have good Time Management skills

The Company offers excellent career progression pathways, a competitive salary, very generous bonus scheme and ongoing development, benefits and support.

Experience/qualifications:

  • A strong proven academic background, with a minimum of five years proven family law experience, including family litigation and injunctions
  • Membership of Resolution and a Law Society Accreditation in family and/or child law will be advantageous
  • Previous experience of private practice in family law
  • Experience of working in the areas of divorce, Money and Children
  • Litigation experience, including drafting Orders, Witness Statements and the preparation of bundles
  • A solid understanding of alternative dispute resolution and financial remedies
  • Experience in advising clients in relation to prenuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements
  • Knowledge and practice in the areas of wills, property, pension, business, welfare and benefits, and immigration so far as they relate to the family client’s matters will be desirable
  • Have an interest in working on complex family matters with an international aspect


Responsibilities:

  • Manage your own caseload, converting new client enquiries and meeting billing targets with the supervision and support of the team
  • Ensure smooth running of your caseload
  • Working cohesively with the legal cashier and management daily
  • Personal Skills and attributes:
  • A client-centred focus always taking responsibility for the level of client service they provide and takes proactive steps to maximise and improve client relationships
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Confident with the ability to interface and develop relationships with a variety of people
  • Team player
  • Socially confident
  • Professional appearance
  • Accuracy and attention to detail



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immigration Case Worker 
 
Salary: Competitive 
Location: City of London
Category/Industry: immigration
Experience: level 2 accredited 
Hours: Full Time 
 
The Firm: 
 
OTS Solicitors is an internationally recognised law firm, based in the City of London. We have a wide range of expertise to support business and private clients in all areas of law. Our solicitors are dedicated to maintaining two core principles at all times:
 
1. Providing clear, comprehensive legal advice; and
2. Offering personalised service of the highest quality to our clients
 
Our aim is to provide clients with an exceptional level of legal expertise, a genuine service that is tailored to your business and/or personal needs, at a cost-effective price.
 
OTS Solicitors is London's leading immigration law, employment law, corporate law and litigation law firm. Concentrating on these areas in-depth allows us to maintain a deep understanding of the law surrounding these practice areas. Specialisation also grants us the opportunity to get to know our clients on an intimate level, and anticipate their legal needs.
 
Having established a reputation for being pro-active, professional, and forward-thinking in our work, OTS Solicitors is a preferred firm of UK Solicitors, as our head of department has been a recommended in the Legal 500 directory.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
• Undertake initial consultation.
• Provide correct advice to clients.
• Deal with all types of visa categories.
• Advise, assess and collect relevant documents for immigration process.
• Submit applications to the Home Office or other relevant authorities.
• Liaise closely with other fee earners in the team and clients.
• Manage and supervise junior members of the team.
• Stay up-to-date with the latest relevant legislation and policy changes.
• Undertake appeal work and representation at all levels from IAC First Tier Tribunal up to Supreme Court and beyond.
• Comply and deliver within set deadlines.
• You will have the ability to supervise your own caseload as well as the ability to build a client base and develop the department.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
 
• Proven immigration Experience In the Areas Set Out Below.
• Proven Management or Supervisor Experience.
• Deliver Highest Level of Service To All Clients.
• IAAS Level 2 Preferred.
• Ideally Be Based In London or Willing To Travel To London Office.
• Multilingual Preferred but not essential.
• Good Legal Writing And Drafting Skills / IT And Microsoft Office Literate.
• Remain Efficient and Productive Under Pressure.
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
immigration [All types of Entry Clearance Visas, Further Leave to Remain and ILR].
• Appeals [All types of Appeals at First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and beyond].
• PBS [Tier 1 investor and Entrepreneur Visa, Tier 2, Tier 4, Sponsorship Licenses].
• EU Law [Residence Application, Family Permit, Settlement].
Asylum [Pre-Asylum interview, Interview attendance, Fresh Claims].
Human Rights [Article 8 and Article 3 Applications and Long residence].
• Nationality law [Naturalisation application, UK Ancestry, British Passport].
 
 
PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:
 
• You have excellent drafting and communication skills.
• You will have the able to work invidiously and as a team player, 
• You will thrive under pressure.
• You will have the ability to work to tight deadlines and provide excellent client care and satisfaction. 
 
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Salary: Competitive
Location: City of London
Category/Industry: Legal/immigration 
Hours: Full Time 
 
The Firm: 
 
OTS Solicitors is an internationally recognised law firm, based in the City of London. We have a wide range of expertise to support business and private clients in all areas of law. Our solicitors are dedicated to maintaining two core principles at all times:
 
1. Providing clear, comprehensive legal advice; and
2. Offering personalised service of the highest quality to our clients
 
Our aim is to provide clients with an exceptional level of legal expertise, a genuine service that is tailored to your business and/or personal needs, at a cost-effective price.
 
OTS Solicitors is London's leading immigration law, employment law, corporate law and litigation law firm. Concentrating on these areas in-depth allows us to maintain a deep understanding of the law surrounding these practice areas. Specialisation also grants us the opportunity to get to know our clients on an intimate level, and anticipate their legal needs.
 
Having established a reputation for being pro-active, professional, and forward-thinking in our work, OTS Solicitors is a preferred firm of UK Solicitors, as each of our head of departments has been recommended by Legal 500.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
• Assist senior fee earners with their active caseloads.
• Engage with clients and manage their expectations.
• Assist in the whole life cycle of the immigration process.
• Using resources made available to carry out legal research.
• Booking appointments, proof reading applications/documents, drafting letters and emails.
• Liaising with clients and various contacts.
• Administrative tasks including working with other internal and external departments to complete financial tasks such as filing fees, pre-payments and reporting any problems to whoever necessary.
• Facilitating the receipt of key documents.
• Supporting the immigration senior team with legal and administrative work.
• Meeting strict deadlines in a timely manner.
• Using your own initiative to complete work.
• Meet the clients’ objectives alongside ensuring the companies regulations are followed.
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
• Experience dealing with clients face to face and over the phone. 
Tier 1 and 2 immigration applications and complex immigration scenarios.
• Minimum 6 months to 1 year’s experience working within immigration.
• Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in a related field.
• A full and working understanding of PBS applications.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• A strong understanding of MS office applications. 
 
PERSONAL SPECIFICATION:
 
• You will have a strong level of professionalism.
• You will have excellent time management skills.
• You will have the ability to meet strict deadlines and work efficiently.
• You will be a team player and adhere to the Company’s supportive culture. 
• You will be a highly motivated, resourceful self-starter with a positive can-do manner.
 
 
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Legal Internship
 
Salary: Unpaid
Location: City of London
Category/Industry: Legal/immigration 
Hours: Flexible 
 
Job Description
 
OTS Solicitors are offering a Legal Internship. The Internship is normally full-time lasting 1-3 months.
 
Prospective Interns will have recently graduated and need not have completed the LPC or BPTC, but must have a demonstrable interest in law. Above all, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is able to work under pressure and is keen to develop a practical working-knowledge of all areas of legal services offered by the firm.
During the Internship you will be required to assist Paralegals, Solicitors, Head of Departments and Management with a variety of tasks. We try to provide as much exposure as possible to the day to day legal tasks.
 
Occasionally assignments will also include talking to clients under supervision, understanding their needs from various channels, such as telephone enquiries, email enquiries, social media engagements, etc. During the Internship you will be expected to use your initiative and shadow Solicitors with legal tasks relating to immigration, Employment, Family, and Litigation; including appeals and Judicial Review. It is important to create the right impression, and therefore important to the Firm that you are smart and polite and helpful to client’s and colleagues.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
 
OTS Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The firm has invested heavily on legal knowledge and continuous professional development which has seen the firm grow rapidly and establish a reputation for providing exceptional immigration services and advice for its Clients. The firm assists corporate and individuals on all immigration law cases.