ASAP (London) – Head of Legal

You will lead on our core work of representing asylum-seekers at the Asylum Support Tribunal (AST).  ASAP represents approx. 250 appeals per year (approx. 600 pre-pandemic) with a success rate of around 60%- 70%. You will work with our expert, supportive team, and oversee our excellent pro bono lawyers, who, alongside our staff, represent appellants at the AST. In addition, you will work with ASAP’s staff team to identify asylum support law issues to be taken forward for strategic litigation. This is a unique and rewarding role. ASAP is in a pivotal position between the legal aid sector, the refugee sector, pro bono lawyers, the AST and the Home Office, respected by all of them.  As well as becoming an expert in asylum support law, the role provides ongoing opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of destitute asylum-seekers. 

The job is full-time and our offices are in London, near the AST.  Under our hybrid working policy, you will be required to work from our offices 2 days per week.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role with ASAP’s current solicitor, please contact

Application deadline: 12th February 2023

Salary: £45K – £48K dependent on experience (including inner London weighting if applicable). 6% employer pension contribution and season ticket loan.

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