OUR CLIENT REVIEWS

Here are some of the postings by Vladimir’s clients, as published on independent online review services and copied below. You can find all these reviews on the Good Lawyer Guide and VouchedFor websites.

Client 1

‘What eventually turned out to be a very complicated case, Vladimir researched and pursued every possible case history and avenue relating to my circumstances. 
Eventually my Immigration Case had a positive outcome only through the total commitment, understanding and expertise of Vladimir, who always gave the impression that he regarded my case as his top priority. 


If you desire a totally honest opinion with commitment, don’t hesitate to consult Vladimir first!’

*****

Client 2

‘We chose Vladimir on recommendation for complex immigration matters. We were in a difficult situation after being rejected once by the UKBA so we decided to use him, and follow his advice. We are so glad we did and won an very difficult and complex case. His attention to every tiny detail and professionalism proved we’d made made the right decision. We had a deadline that we didn’t think we would ever meet but he did and the visa was granted immediately! We have already recommended him!”

*****

Client 3

‘My sister recommended Vladimir to me to handle my immigration matter and he did a thoroughly brilliant job in handling my case, paying attention to every little detail and covering every loose end before submitting my application. His advice and support was a major contributing factor in my application being successful. He is a very professional lawyer and his knowledge in immigration cases is impeccable and I would gladly recommend Vladimir to anyone who is looking for a good lawyer.’

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Client 4

‘I used his services on several occasions for different issues. The most important was my immigration issue, when Vladimir managed to find a legal solution in a situation where the outcome seemed unfavorable. I was really impressed the way in which my application was prepared and presented. His expertise, exemplary professionalism and accuracy were essential in securing a successful conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vladimir to anyone requiring immigration advice.’

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Client 5

‘I have used Vladimir for my visa extension in 2009 and now I used him again in 2012 for my Indefinite Leave to Remain application. In both instances he handled my application with the utmost professionalism and provided me with excellent advice. He always kept me informed and clearly articulated his requirements.’

*****

Client 6

‘I chose Vladimir because of his excellent reviews and I wasn’t disappointed! Vladimir handled my husband’s visa application sensitively and I was impressed by his knowledge and respect. My husband’s visa application was granted thanks to Vladimir’s hard work and flawless preparation. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone requiring immigration advice!’

*****

Client 7

‘I instructed Vladimir in July last year, my cases had been going on for sometime as I used two sets of solicitors in London who did not give me proper advice. I found this solicitor very informative, helpful, supportive and professional in every way. He was always available to give me good advise and submitted my application which has now allowed me to stay here with my family. I would recommend him to anyone seeking immigration advice.’

*****

Client 8

‘Vladimir comes highly recommended and his credentials are true to the letter. Vladimir helped me resolve my issue. He was attentive, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and more. He showed empathy as well as a proactive, hands-on approach. His approach set me at ease and I was able to logically re-assess my position. My well prepared application was granted, thanks to Vladimir. I would highly recommend his services and his firm for those who truly need lawyers with a human touch.’

*****

Client 9

‘Superb service from Vladimir Mikeljevic over the course of about a year. He was at all times informed, helpful, accessible, and very quick (i.e. typically the same day) in responding to any correspondence or matters that required attention. He retained the same calm, measured manner throughout, and when the visa submission office made a significant error, he acted immediately and decisively in a way that prevented it from becoming a problem. He gave clear advice from the start, and saw matters through to a smooth and successful conclusion. Outstanding service.’

*****

Client 10

‘I had reached a point of despair, having previously engaged two Official Immigration Companies and a further two Immigration Solicitors at great expense without any progress. During my first meeting with Vladimir Mikeljevic I felt a new lease of life because of his friendly and honest understanding of my situation. Over a considerable length of time and what eventually turned out to be a very complicated case, Vladimir researched and pursued every possible case history and avenue relating to my circumstances, he then explained every detail in language that I understood. Eventually my Immigration Case had a positive outcome only through the total commitment, understanding and expertise of Vladimir, who always gave the impression that he regarded my case as his top priority. If you desire a totally honest opinion with commitment, don’t hesitate to consult Vladimir first!’

*****

Client 11

‘I was recommended to Vladimir by the University of Leeds. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable with immigration laws I was impressed with the speed at which he responded to all my questions. I would highly recommend Vladimir to anyone who requires help with immigration / VISAs.’

*****

Client 12

‘Vladimir was recommended to us by another lawyer as being the best they knew. He has been very efficient, clear, organised, knowledgeable, very quick to answer emails and our matter had a positive outcome much sooner than we expected.’

*****

Client 13

‘Vladimir figured out what my problem was almost before I did, and he sorted it out incredibly fast. His understanding of the law is better than that of the Home Office officials we dealt with, his attitude is unfailingly positive. It is in the nature of immigration problems to make one anxious, and I can’t imagine anyone better to give you confidence that it will all turn out well. And best of all, it did.’

*****

Client 14

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?

I needed advice on the best possible route to take to get a spousal visa to be with my wife in the UK as m6 case was complicated.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

He helped me get a visa twice dl.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely…. 100% satisfaction.

*****

Client 15

‘What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Solicitor?

I was in a pretty tight situation after my application to stay in the UK with my wife was rejected by the UKBA. My previous lawyers advice during my application was poor, which left my application lacking in several areas. The complexity of my living arrangements and finances didn’t help at all. Also, the UKBA had seized my passport to ensure I was leaving the UK. I was also at risk of being an over-stayer.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Vladimir paid close attention to the complex details of my case and offered me multiple possible approaches to use in securing a new visa. We sat down and assessed every option in detail and decided to choose the most suitable method. He was able to get the UKBA to move my passport to an application centre so I could make my application in person.

What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My application was accepted within 2 weeks and I am currently staying in the UK with my wife. My prospects of staying in the UK long term have also been improved as I was able to avoid becoming an over-stayer.

What could they have done better?

Vladimir’s advice and service was of a very high standard. As I am currently happy with my situation, I don’t think I would have changed anything.’

*****

Client 16

‘What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Solicitor?

I was needing assistance in applying for My Husband’s Visa Application to the UK for the very first time after being married recently but we had a few challenges/uncertainties.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Vladimir sat and went through our uncertainties and worked out the bests course of action for us to take. He was calm and honest in his manner throughout. He kept us updated every step of the way and replied to within 24 hours of us seeking advise or answers to questions.

What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My Husband was granted his Visa and is able to come live with me.

What could they have done better?

Just keep doing that good that you are’

*****

Client 17

‘What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Solicitor?

Applying for ILR and then citizenship.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Reviewing the application process to the Home Office. He took me through all the documents that were needed for the applications (ILR and citizenship). He reviewed and double-checked the documents I provided were sufficient for the application and that all the information I provided were accurate. He also prepared a covering letter to the Home Office which was well-written, guided and prepared for the Home Office worker to go through the application fairly quickly, this indeed is the utmost important factor of the application.

What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Both of my ILR and then the citizenship applications were approved by the Home Office the first time Vladimir sent my applications across.

What could they have done better?

Honestly, he was excellent in everything the applications required. He explained this very clearly and is very professional yet he remained this friendly environment as well which is great in my opinion.’

*****

Client 18

‘What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Solicitor?

Unfamiliar with immigration law, we contacted Mr Mikeljevic as a result of a random internet search for best solicitors in the UK. From our first conversation, we immediately felt confident in his expertise, professionalism, and ability to help us with our specific case details. After instructing Mr Mikeljevic, we were able to quickly gather all support materials in an organized fashion thanks to the detailed instructions he provided.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

After instructing Mr Mikeljevic, we were able to quickly gather all support materials in an organized fashion thanks to the detailed instructions he provided. Although we still had a myriad of questions, concerns, and fears, he was calm and confident the entire time which helped alleviate our anxieties. It was still a stressful process, but we could not have done it without his assistance. In addition to his knowledge, we both appreciated his kindness, understanding, and sense of humor. We know he has been invited to many weddings and anniversary parties as a result of his efforts to help clients remain together. We would highly recommend Mr Mikeljevic and hope his firm appreciates what an asset he is to their team.

What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I received my visa and it was the outcome I was hoping for.’

*****

Client 19

‘What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a Solicitor?

My application for a student visa was rejected when I applied before the start of my first year at university. Having found out I was rejected, I appointed Mr Mikeljevic due to his excellent track record and knowledge on immigration procedures.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Mr Mikeljevic understood my situation of not wanting to miss any work at university and made sure my application was perfect and thoroughly accurate in order to get the visa as soon as possible. He explained everything I needed to do in detail and reassured me that everything would be fine. It was a stressful situation being on my own in the UK without the help of my parents to apply for the visa, but thanks to Mr Mikeljevic it was quickly dealt with.

What is your current situation? Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, thankfully I did not miss any university lectures or exams and went back to my home country to apply for the visa where I received it in 8 days.

What could they have done better?

Honestly he was excellent in every aspect and I can not think of anything that he could have done better- he really knows what he is doing.’

*****

Client 20

‘What could they have done better?

Nothing.

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?

My partner had been refused a visa and had been asked to leave the country. I interviewed several solicitors most of whom wanted to appeal which would have taken up to 3 years. Only Vladimir was honest with us and said the best course of action was to leave the country and reapply. He then helped us prepare the new application with a lot of advise all of which was spot on and the application was accepted. I can’t praise him enough because he could have eaned far higher fees going down the long winded appeal route which would have been a big strain on us and probably would have been unsuccessful.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Vladimir gave me oral and written advise on how to prepare the forms and what documents to include and what to include in the accompanying letter. After I had prepared the documents he then vetted them and provided advice on how to make them perfect.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, my partner got a leave to stay visa and is on a five-year route to becoming a citizen.’

*****

Client 21

‘What could they have done better?

I can’t see how Vladimir could have done any better.

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?

Needing to secure a Spousal Visa for my wife, who is a US citizen (I am a UK citizen).

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Vladimir knew exactly what our requirements and necessities were, and how to get there, from start to finish. He was very patient and thorough, not only in terms of communication with us, but also in terms of the preparation of the substantial bundle of evidence demanded by the Home Office. If would have been quite a daunting task had Vladimir not been there to walk us methodically through the various steps, as well as organising and steering our entire approach to the Home Office.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. My wife obtained her Spousal Visa upon our first application.’

*****

Client 22

‘What could they have done better?

I CAN HONESTLY SAY “Nothing”

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?

I originally went to non competent solicitor so she can help me in obtaini9ng a visa so my wife can join me. the application failed because of her incompetence. Than I came across Vladimir who is everything a solicitor should be tharough, professional, patient, knowledgable and extremly efficient. i cant recommend him enough.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

he reunited me with my wife.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

YES.’

*****

Client 23

‘What could they have done better?

Vladimir is an expert advisor with phenomenal knowledge of visa rules and regulations, always keeping an eye on changes in regulations or new regulations coming out. He takes care of the smallest details whilst preparing visa applications and I couldn’t flaw his expertise.

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?

For leave to remain as spouse of a British national.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Vladimir helped me with 3 successful applications over 5 years. The first application being in 2013, second in 2015 and the most recent and significant indefinite leave to remain application in 2018. Vladimir has been a great legal advisor who has impeccable knowledge and experience in immigration matters and I can’t recommend him enough.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. All my 3 applications to home office have been successful under Vladimir’s expert advice.’

*****

Client 24

‘What could they have done better?

Vladimir is an expert advisor with phenomenal knowledge of visa rules and regulations, always keeping an eye on changes in regulations or new regulations coming out. He takes care of the smallest details whilst preparing visa applications and I couldn’t flaw his expertise.

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?

For leave to remain as spouse of a British national.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Vladimir helped me with 3 successful applications over 5 years. The first application being in 2013, second in 2015 and the most recent and significant indefinite leave to remain application in 2018. Vladimir has been a great legal advisor who has impeccable knowledge and experience in immigration matters and I can’t recommend him enough.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. All my 3 applications to home office have been successful under Vladimir’s expert advice.’

Client 25

‘What could they have done better?

No, I cannot have asked for my case to be handled any better. Vladimir went above and beyond to make sure my issue was rectified.

What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?

A refusal decision on my Tier 2 Visa application that required particular specialised knowledge of Immigration law to be tackled.

How did Vladimir Mikeljevic help you?

Vladimir was extremely helpful throughout the whole process from the beginning to the end. He showed a very clear and masterful understanding of immigration issues, as well as the diligence required for efficient execution and tackling of the issue. Furthermore, he showed a genuine concern and empathy for my situation.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Regarding the specific outcome of providing the required advice and counsel, yes I certainly have. But I am currently awaiting word from the UKVI, although I feel positive about it. And regardless of the eventual outcome, I am still grateful for his services, which have by far surpassed that of other Solicitors I have had experience working with in the past.’

*****

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