Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has appointed Jacqueline Moore to lead a new immigration department to support clients in the run-up to Brexit and beyond.
Jacqueline will advise businesses and individuals in the UK and overseas on matters ranging from right to work, sponsor licenses, family and personal visas and British citizenship applications.
Formerly Deputy Head of Immigration Law at Drummond Miller, Jacqueline has focused exclusively in immigration law since 2000, successfully representing clients in complex, high-profile and landmark cases and appeals before the First and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), and in the Court of Session where she was the instructing solicitor in the first successful judicial review challenge of a refusal of a sponsor licence.
Jacqueline is one of only a small handful of practitioners who work across both business and personal immigration.
A Law Society-accredited immigration law specialist, she is praised by her clients for her positivity and warmth and by the Legal 500 for her market-leading practice and diverse client base, which includes organisations of all sizes, ranging from start-up businesses to multi-nationals, universities, religious groups, and individuals.
Commenting on the new partner appointments, Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive of Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “Jacqueline is one of Scotland’s most highly-regarded immigration specialists and her expertise is recognised by her clients and legal peers alike. Her knowledge will be of tremendous benefit to organisations and individuals throughout the UK and worldwide, particularly if, post-Brexit, we see an end to the free movement of people.
Many sectors, not least education, health, construction and hospitality, are heavily-reliant on non-UK, EU nationals, and many UK businesses whose employees live or work in the EU are likely to require immigration or residency advice."