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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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