18 October 2022
Vacancy: Paralegal Intern
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Newfields is a niche law firm focused on delivering practical immigration solutions to businesses and sporting organisations, the education, health and legal sectors, and to private individuals.
We are looking for a student intern who can assist clients and support the wider team at Newfields to deliver on behalf of Welsh Government an immigration advisory service that assists EU Citizens resident in Wales post-Brexit.
The role will be supervised and shall cover the following responsibilities:
- Review documentation and evidence to support applications presented to the EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”)
- Analyse cases to assess eligibility to the EUSS and consider the evidence that may be required to support EUSS applications
- Draft EUSS application forms
- Analyse data of cases undertaken by the firm to date
- Assist to draft report writing for presentation to the Welsh Government
- Attend monthly Welsh Government meetings
- Correspond directly with the EU Resolutions Centre to enquire about the progress of cases
- Personable, but professional, with an empathy for, and understanding of, the problems faced by our clients
- Excellent organisation and administrative skills, with an ability to manage and to prioritise tasks efficiently and competently, and to work under pressure/to deadlines
- An ability to work both within a team and on your own initiative, accompanied by a spirit of co-operation and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
- Accuracy and excellent attention to detail
- Excellent English skills (verbal and written, supported by excellent spelling and grammar)
- An understanding in all Microsoft office packages.
This placement will be hosted at the firm’s offices in Cardiff or Bristol (the location to accommodate the successful candidate).
Applicants must be in a position to commit at least two regular mornings or afternoons per week.
The internship will be for a period of 3 months initially, commencing in December with opportunities to begin earlier.
The closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday 2 November 2022.
Expressions of interest should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively by post to Newfields, Fifth Floor, James William House, Cardiff CF10 3BD.
International and professional rugby player
“Perhaps one of the most stressful things about moving abroad is all the admin around the visa application procedure. I was very fortunate that before and during my time in South Africa I had Glyn on hand to help with my application. He was extremely helpful and very professional, which certainly helped alleviate quite a lot of my stress! I would definitely recommend Glyn to anyone looking for assistance with their Visa application Abroad.”
“We have had nothing short of exceptional service from Glyn and his team at Newfields. Their attention to detail for our visas was beyond anything that we had anticipated with every step of the process being made as simple as possible for us - even to the point where Glyn went out of his way after hours to meet me to receive my BRP. We couldn't have asked for a better service and have recommended Glyn to numerous other South Africans engaging in the visa process”
Professional and international rugby player
“Newfields has supported me in the challenge of playing rugby in England. Despite facing difficulties due to the pandemic, Glyn has handled the matter promptly and professionally. With that great support, I am looking forward to a great start in the UK”
“Glyn and his team at Newfields have helped immensely through my visa application process. The ability Glyn has to explain procedures in terminology that makes the entire process less overwhelming and daunting was a huge help. I'll always be grateful for the assistance Glyn provided and the efficient communication he and his team provided.”
Netballer, Saracens Mavericks
“I have used Newfields for numerous visa applications, and I am so grateful to Glyn and his team for their commitment and hard work to make sure each application was seamless. Glyn personally went above and beyond; efficiently communicating what was required, and taking the time to walk me through the process, making sure I understood each step. He made a very overwhelming application process a lot easier and a lot less stress!”
Rugby Football League
“The RFL have worked with Newfields on a wide range of immigration issues and have found that they have an excellent understanding of many immigration matters. Glyn is always available for both the governing body and the clubs to answer the most straightforward or complex query; his attitude and work ethic are outstanding.”
English Premiership Rugby Union player
“Outstanding and efficient service for my family and I”
“With Admiral Insurance being a global brand with offices all over the world we have a lot of visa and immigration queries. We have used Newfields for a number of years now and I have found every interaction with them to be a very positive and helpful experience. The customer service they provide is second to none and I know I can always count on their fantastic service and advice.”
Rugby Football Union
“Glyn has been instrumental in advising the England Rugby Football Union as well as many clubs on a wide range of immigration matters, and is always on hand to steer us in the right direction. He and his colleagues always respond promptly, efficiently and often with very little notice, which is essential in the fast moving environment within which we work.”
Premier League football player
“Glyn was always available when needed and made our applications, which were time sensitive and very daunting at first, less stressful and more straightforward. Highly recommended.”
“Glyn and his team worked tirelessly with Billy Nelson, the Boxing Board of Control and Home Office Policy teams to secure a sponsorship arrangement and set of visas for myself and my family, whilst accommodating my overseas boxing commitments. 10/10 for service and getting the result we needed!”
Rugby Union player
“The efficiency, professionalism and swiftness with which Glyn handled the situation I presented him with (at very short notice) was absolutely outstanding. I will definitely be using his services in future.”
Welsh National Rugby Union player
“With the help of Glyn, our visa applications that at first were a challenging and daunting prospect, were made straightforward and were done in a very efficient manner. I would definitely use Glyn and his team's services again.”
Head Coach, Celtic Dragons
“Glyn and Newfields make the visa process seamless each season; from the moment we inform them of the signing of our import players to the day they arrive in the UK. Glyn has always given sound advice and I would recommend Newfields Law wholeheartedly”
“Newfields did an exceptional job in helping us with our immigration requirements - very professional and personal with a minimum of fuss. I recommend their practice very highly”
Professional and England International Rugby Player (Retired)
“We cannot describe how impressed we are with the work Glyn did for us. Countless emails back and forth to ensure that we had all the right documents in place. His detail was very thorough and knowledge of the goings on was very impressive. He was on call for any questions we may have had and this went a long way in stressful times when we needed just that extra bit of information. We are very pleased with the service we received and would highly recommend Glyn to anyone who needs his services”
Welsh International Rugby Union player
“Newfields provided a seamless service – from preparing all the paperwork and personally attending the Home Office with me, through to returning all of my documents in person. Very approachable, reassuring and quick to answer queries – a great service for international athletes.”
Argentinian National Rugby Union Player
“They are really an excellent team of professionals, all the staff always willing and with good energy to help you and try to solve any problem. Highly recommended.”
“My experience with Newfields and Glyn was second to none! All of our correspondence was via email in which Glyn would reply within hours if I had any questions or concerns. I was very impressed with Glyn and would have no hesitation in using his services again.”
English Premiership and England National Rugby Union player
“Glyn provided a fantastic service to my family and I, they were professional, extremely helpful and very efficient, and were always on hand for friendly advice.”
Mike Ruddock OBE
Development Director, Ospreys
“Glyn and his team at Newfields have been Instrumental in advising on a range of immigration matters. As part of my talent ID role at the Ospreys I recruit on a global basis. Glyn is always on hand to advise and guide me through each step of the process with a great deal of calmness and professionalism. Glyn and his team are experts in their field and their knowledge on all immigration matters is incredibly impressive. Glyn and his team are hugely supportive, friendly, responsive and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Newfields. ”
International and professional rugby player
“Very professional and makes life a lot easier, amazing to work with”
“The service provided by Newfields Law is very professional, they are responsive and friendly. I particularly appreciated how speedily Glyn and Chloe dealt with everything. Thank you again!”
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