Our immigration solicitors offer a comprehensive service for businesses and individuals on all aspects of UK Immigration law, British citizenship, sponsor licensing, and right to work issues.

COVID-19 Advice Statement: Full remote working service

Since the middle of March 2020, our immigration team has been working remotely from home, and we are currently operating a business-as-usual service. All of our meetings have been moved to digital channels, and we are consulting with clients via video conference (all that is required is an email address and a webcam on phone or laptop). The transition to a digital workplace has been a smooth process and we have completed a number of visa applications from start to finish using our home working systems.

Strategic review of immigration position for all existing visa holders

This is a challenging time for people around the world. For visa-holders, particularly those who have visas expiring in the coming weeks and months, the issue of immigration status can be an added concern at a difficult moment. We have been working strategically with our individual clients to bring their visa applications forward where possible so as to provide them with reassurance and protect their immigration status. 

Reassurance on immigration compliance

We are living through unprecedented and exceptional circumstances. While we appreciate that many businesses and individuals will be concerned about immigration compliance issues, we would seek to provide reassurance that, while there may be many technical issues to work through, our view is that the Home Office message has been consistent throughout, and that no one will be penalised in the future for actions taken as an unavoidable result of COVID-19. Further information is available in our employer FAQ guide here.

The advice we offer covers all aspects of immigration advice for individuals, families and employers. It comprises applications to the Home Office for people looking to enter or remain in the UK as well as supporting corporate transactions, providing advice on transfers of your international workforce and changes to your sponsor licence. We regularly work with employers of all sizes to undertake audits and training for their Human Resources team on best practice for immigration compliance.

Both Jacqueline Moore and John Vassiliou are Law Society of Scotland accredited specialists in immigration law. The firm is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.

Working with our immigration solicitors, you will also have access to our wider team of employment lawyers, as well as tax and succession planning experts – providing fully-integrated, holistic and innovative, solutions for you, your business and your family.

Click here to view information required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Transparency Rules and the Law Society of Scotland Price Transparency Guidance in relation to certain Immigration Services for Private Individuals.

  • I'd like to thanks Jacqueline and her team for her immense help during my application process. It's been an uncertain time with the pandemic and I won't be able to deal with the stress coming with the visa applications without the team's professionalism and efficiency. The communication was easy, and the team always keeps me well informed of new developments. They go above and beyond to suggest the most cost effective and least complicated method for my visa extension. I can't be more grateful for their help - especially during the stressful time.

    D Cheuk, March 2020

  • When we needed legal services under the most trying of times, you and your firm came through for us with relief that was much needed. 

    R Partain, February 2021

     

  • I have received a fantastic service from Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Immigration Department. Jacqueline has been dealing with my immigration matters for the last 20 years ago till now. She and her immigration team help me step-by-step and support me all the way in dealing with the Home Office. Thank you Jacqueline and her Immigration Team!

    J Hui, February 2021

     

  • I would like to thank Ms. Jacqueline Moore & all the team at Shepherd & Wedderburn. Very professional, very knowledgeable, highly recommended.

    S Russell, August 2020

  • Jacqueline Moore has been assisting with my Immigration case since 2014, she has a keen eye for detail, and has gone far beyond ordinary my expectation many times to assure my applications were successful. She gave timely expertise to a difficult aspect of my immigration history in reference to my ILR application. Her input was invaluable and I can’t say what a relief it was to know that my application was in such safe hands. I have now received my stay and will certainly be recommending the team at Shepherd and Wedderburn.

    A Mitchell, March 2020

  • After my successful application for indefinite leave to remain, which was handled by Shepherd and Wedderburn, I decided to do my naturalisation application with the firm as well. The whole experience has been a very positive one; the team are very helpful and professional, and they make sure they address any queries in a timely manner. The process was explained to me clearly, and I was made aware of the timeline of different steps. My naturalisation application was also a successful one, with a short turnaround time, and I am extremely happy and satisfied with the service I have received. 

    Y Sarabi, March 2020

  • Jacqueline is so knowledgeable about her subject, it is very reassuring as a client, that the person dealing with you during the most stressful and anxious times has so much expertise at her fingertips. I have absolutely no hesitation recommending Jacqueline to anyone needing an immigration expert.

    J Gurung, February 2021