Our specialist immigration team has been advising a large number of businesses since the EU referendum.

How have we helped other businesses so far?

We have provided:

  • expert assistance in drafting Brexit communications to staff;
  • valuable one-to-one sessions with EU staff covering all aspects of UK immigration law including British citizenship, the EU Settlement Scheme and rights of non EU family members including parents;
  • strategic advice on no-deal planning on people matters; and
  • help in applying for a Sponsor licence in order to retain non-EU staff following a decline in EU migrant staff.

Financial Support for legal work from the Scottish Government for SMEs

Is your business based in Scotland and does it have fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million Euros or a balance sheet of less than 45 million Euros?

If so, you can apply for financial support from the Scottish Government of up to £4,000, which can be used to cover legal fees for advice relating to immigration issues, amongst other topics.

The application process is straightforward and decisions are normally processed within 10 working days. You can access the application form here.

To discuss Brexit support applications and any immigration-related Brexit issue please contact our Director of Immigration, Jacqueline Moore, on 0131 243 5451 or by email at jacqueline.moore@shepwedd.com.

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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