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A table of Scottish legal firms who specialise in immigration law.

Staff in need of legal advice in relation to immigration law may wish to contact the firms listed below (in alphabetical order). The University does not endorse or recommend any specific firm or the service(s) they offer and staff should satisfy themselves regarding the quality of such firms before requesting legal advice. The following firms wish to be considered by University of Edinburgh members of staff for the provision of immigration law advice. The list is not exhaustive of all firms specialising in immigration law and individuals can seek legal advice from a firm of their own choosing. Further guidance on law firms can be obtained from The Law Society of Scotland.

The Law Society of Scotland

Staff should make direct contact with the named firms. When you get in contact please say you are a member of University of Edinburgh staff and be prepared to prove that you are a University employee by showing your staff card or other University related documentation.

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Law Firm About Location Offer
D. Duheric & Co Solicitors D. Duheric & Co Solicitors specialise in expert advice and representation in all aspects of business and private immigration.  This includes advice and assistance on options for individuals and their families affected by Brexit.  The firm has substantial experience advising on immigration law, with the Principal Solicitor Damir Duheric, being the first immigration solicitor accredited by the Law Society of Scotland with 18 years’ experience in this field.  A member of the Law Society of Scotland’s panel for accrediting experts in immigration law, Damir has been awarded Band 1 accreditation in Immigration Law in Chambers and Partners.                                                                             Edinburgh Summary of services provided by D.Duheric & Co Solicitors
Drummond Miller At Drummond Miller, we set the standards for Immigration Law services in Scotland.  Our team founded over 25 years ago by our Head of Department David Brown, has by far the most experienced group of Immigration practitioners in Scotland.    Four of our key players have over 15 years’ specialised experience in Immigration Law.  No other practice in Scotland has this depth and breadth of experience.  Edinburgh & Glasgow Summary of services provided by Drummond Miller
Five Star International (Ltd)

Five Star (International) Ltd are Immigration Specialists and employ highly experienced Immigration Solicitors regulated by the Law Society of Scotland on an in-house basis. We are not a Law firm, nor do we work under the auspices of the O.I.S.C. This allows us to retain a fee structure which is good value for clients, particularly those with dependants.

As Immigration Specialists we deal solely with Immigration matters and we handle all types of Immigration advice and applications, reviews, appeals, Judicial Reviews, advice on the prevention of illegal working, Civil penalties etc. We deal with EEA matters, PBS, Entry Clearance, In Country applications for Further/Indefinite Leave to Remain and Citizenship. In addition we provide Sponsor License advice and maintenance. Please note that what is listed above is not exhaustive.

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Glasgow Summary of services provided by Five Star International
McGill & Co Solicitors

McGill & Co is a Scottish law firm with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh specialising in UK immigration, nationality and refugee law.

We have a dedicated and experienced team of immigration law practitioners who understand the uncertainty, frustrations and rigours associated with UK immigration law and policy. We aim to simplify the process for our clients.

Edinburgh & Glasgow Summary of services provided by McGill & Co Solicitors
Morton Fraser

Located at Quartermile in Edinburgh and in the centre of Glasgow we offer a flexible service designed to fit your needs. We offer fixed fee packages which are tailored to your individual circumstances, with preferential rates for University employees. We can provide a range of services including:

  • Preparing application forms on your behalf;
  • Corresponding with your employer and other bodies to gather your supporting evidence;
  • Reviewing application forms prepared by you;
  • Reviewing your supporting evidence
  • Providing covering letters for applications and arranging appointments with the Home Office.
Edinburgh & Glasgow Summary of services provided by Morton Fraser
Weightmans LLP

Weightmans (Scotland) LLP is a UK wide law firm with offices in Scotland.

We provide specialist advice on all aspects of immigration law.  We regularly assist individuals in applying for permanent residence cards and we can provide expert advice and assistance with this process for a fixed fee.  We also provide advice to EEA family members on the options available to them and can assist them in applying for permanent residence.  We can also advise on British Citizenship and help you to apply for this.
Glasgow Summary of services provided by Weightmans LLP