An accredited Law Society of Scotland specialist in Immigration law, Jacqueline has practiced in immigration law for over 18 years. Over that time, she has built up a wealth of experience acting on behalf of clients ranging from asylum-seekers to multi-national companies to Russell Group Universities.

Businesses and HR professionals

Immigration issues can be a challenge for business owners and HR professionals. Keeping on top of Right to Work legislation is an issue for all businesses. For those looking to hire international talent, a Sponsor licence is usually required. Jacqueline has helped fashion start-ups such as Strathberry and multi-national companies such as Epic Games obtain their licence. She was also the instructing solicitor in the only reported case in the UK in which the higher court found that a Sponsor licence refusal was unlawful.

Individuals and families

The current family migration laws are particularly complex and it can be very difficult for families to navigate their way through the system. Jacqueline strives to demystify the process and help families achieve a prompt and successful outcome.

Education provider services

Jacqueline is hugely privileged to act for a number of Scottish Universities in respect of their immigration issues. Universities have a diverse and international workforce and rely heavily on their Sponsor licence as the mechanism for recruiting international academics. Jacqueline has acted as the lead solicitor in preparing several Universities for their HEAT audit. Currently, she acts for a number of University clients, advising them on a wide range of immigration issues, including Sponsor compliance (Tier 2 and Tier 5), Brexit related issues and non PBS routes.

Investors and entrepreneurs

Over the course of her career, Jacqueline has secured visas for hundreds of individuals looking to come to the UK to set up or invest. These can be some of the most difficult visa routes and Jacqueline enjoys taking the time to understand the businesses that clients are trying to set up so that she can advise on the best path. Importantly, for many of her clients, Jacqueline and her team advise from the outset not only on the requirements to enter the UK, but also on what must be done when clients arrive to give them the the best possible prospects for future applications to remain in the UK.

Admitted in Scotland.

  • 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

  • We can’t thank you and the firm enough, and we have no hesitation in referring business to you.

    Angela & Bruce Potter, June 2019

  • Jacqueline and her team were able to make the very complicated process of applying for visas incredibly simple and much less daunting. Through their thorough and personal service, they put both the company and our migrant worker at ease, with constant positivity and reassurance. Luckily, all went to plan and Jacqueline was in contact right the way through to receiving the good news. Thank you!

    Islay Hickmott, MPA Architects Practice Manager

  • Jacqueline and her team were able to make the very complicated process of applying for visas incredibly simple and much less daunting. Through their thorough and personal service, they put both the company and our migrant worker at ease, with constant positivity and reassurance. Luckily, all went to plan and Jacqueline was in contact right the way through to receiving the good news. Thank you!

  • 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

  • At Strathberry we use Jacqueline Moore and her team to support us with any immigration issues. We have worked with Jacqueline and Blair Melville to secure our Sponsorship Licence and have always been impressed by their knowledge, professional approach and open and honest communication. They understand the importance of providing a personal service and guiding us smoothly and quickly through the complicated immigration process. I have great trust in both individuals and can highly recommend working with them.

    Strathberry Ltd, client

  • 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

  • I would like to say a big thank you to Jacqueline Moore and the rest of the team from Shepherd and Wedderburn. My wife and daughter’s visas were granted so quickly that I couldn’t believe it. The help I received was absolutely amazing. I would recommend Jacqueline to anyone who is looking for professional help. Five stars.

    Alexander Voronov, November 2018

  • My husband and I turned to Jacqueline for assistance after a rejected visa and waiting over a year for an appeal date. We wish we had gone to Jacqueline from the very beginning. She submitted a completely new spouse visa application for us which was very well organised and set out in an easy to read format for the application assessors. She was very efficient, kept us informed throughout the process and made a very stressful situation seem relatively straightforward. We will definitely go to Jacqueline with all of our subsequent visa applications and would highly recommend her to anyone without hesitation.

    Sian Ruscoe Silva, November 2018


  • 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 a highly professional lawyer as well as a compassionate and very warm person. Jacqueline will give you the best help and support. You can be absolutely sure that she will do her utmost and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Dr Kate Forrest, November 2018

  • 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


  • 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

  • One of the most valuable things for me was Jacqueline’s empathy for the stress involved in the process. She never made me feel stupid for asking questions or providing too much information. There was always an answer for everything and her knowledge was exemplary.

    Jane Holloway, March 2019