Jacqueline leads our immigration team and is a Law Society of Scotland-accredited specialist with over 20 years’ experience advising businesses and individuals in all aspects of UK immigration and nationality law. A top-ranked immigration lawyer in both the Chambers and Legal 500 directories, she has a reputation for delivering technical excellence and optimum results for her clients.

Over the last two decades, Jacqueline has represented hundreds of individuals and families at every stage of their UK immigration journey – from obtaining an initial entry visa to the UK to becoming first-time British passport holders. Jacqueline strives to use every aspect of this experience to ensure her client’s immigration journey is as smooth as possible.  

In addition, for those international families and individuals seeking support on non-immigration issues, Jacqueline, in collaboration with Gillian Campbell, Partner in our private wealth and tax team, founded the firm’s International Families Group, which delivers a one-stop legal support service for entrepreneurs, professionals, high net worth individuals, investors and their families moving to the UK. 

Jacqueline specialises in representing clients with more complex immigration situations such as inter-country adoption cases, adult dependant relative cases and challenging immigration refusal decisions before the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. She also regularly supports the firm’s new and existing business clients as they navigate the UK’s new immigration system in order to successfully recruit and retain non-British/Irish staff. This includes advising on Right to Work issues, applying for sponsor licences and carrying out mock audits for businesses to ensure compliance with sponsor licence duties. Jacqueline is incredibly knowledgeable on the sponsor licence system and all aspects of immigration compliance. Together with her colleague John Vassiliou, she has established a positive and collaborative working relationship with policy officials in the Home Office and regularly hosts engagement events for clients.

Consultations with Jacqueline can be arranged from anywhere in the world via video platform, or by arrangement in the Edinburgh office (where she is based) or with appropriate notice in our London, Aberdeen or Glasgow offices.
 

Expertise
Immigration

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

    S Russell, August 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jacqueline Moore has a huge bank of knowledge of the immigration system, probably unrivalled in the Scottish commercial immigration scene. She is incredibly hard-working and focussed on securing the optimum result for her client.

    -Legal 500, 2021

  • Her knowledge of the law and her ability to find creative solution is amazing, simply brilliant.

    -Chambers, 2021

  • 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 is utterly determined and very good technically. She fights hard for her clients.

    -Chambers UK, 2021

  • 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!