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Jacqueline Moore

Jacqueline Moore

Head of Immigraton


  • Employment
  • Private Client

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An accredited Law Society of Scotland specialist in Immigration law, Jacqueline has practiced in immigration law for over 18 years. This experience covers both personal and business immigration. She considers any immigration problem from a 360 degree angle due to the depth and breadth of my experience. Through very regular appearance work at both tiers of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, she has gained a reputation as being a skilful advocate with a very high success rate. In terms of the superior courts, Jacqueline has been the instructing solicitor in a number of reported cases, including Vikram Foods Glasgow Ltd v Secretary of State for the Home Department, 2016 SLT 902. This case was the first successful challenge in the UK to refusal of a Sponsor licence. Jacqueline has particular expertise on Right to Work issues and works closely alongside our employment team to provide joined up advice to HR professionals and HR Managers on areas where immigration/employment law overlap, for example on right to work issues and recruitment practices. 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.
Areas of Practice

Employment | Private Client


What Organisations Should be Doing Now to Recruit and Retain EU Workers Post-Brexit
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2019

The Brexit referendum vote and its potential impact on free movement has already resulted in many businesses struggling to meet their labour needs; the number of EU migrants has declined markedly at a time when Scotland and the UK is enjoying record levels of employment. As a consequence, immigration has risen to the top of many organisations’ agendas to ensure they can recruit and retain the talent they need to grow their businesses and remain competitive...

Action You Can Take Now to Protect your Business and Your Family Against a No-Deal Brexit
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2019

One of the few things that is becoming clearer amidst the Brexit fog is that a ‘no-deal’ is no longer a fanciful possibility. The UK Government, in itsWhite Paper on Immigration Reformpublished at the end of last year, claimed the changes it proposed would lead to the most significant changes to immigration control in 45 years. However, that historic change, scheduled for December 2021, may come sooner than anticipated...

How will Brexit Affect my Mother-in-Law?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2019

Since the EU referendum, ourImmigration Team has been advisingEU nationals and their familiesimpacted by the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The result has thrown up a whole host of issues for EU nationals in the UK, not least how it affects their rights as a family unit. Our earlier post,British passports for EU children, looked at the position for EU children in the UK and how their parents can obtain a British passport on their behalf...

Additional Articles

The MAC report: what businesses need to be aware of
Recommendations set out in Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report will prove challenging for businesses reliant on low-skilled labour.

Increasing availability of farmland to new entrants
An update on the James Hutton Institute report that identified various models to increase the availability of farmland to new entrants.

Brexit Bulletin: what does a ‘no-deal’ Brexit mean for CAP payments?
The UK Government has released the first 25 of an expected 84 technical notices outlining what and who would be affected in a no-deal Brexit scenario. We take a look at what a ‘no-deal’ Brexit means for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments.

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