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Why choose us?
Immigration law is an extremely complex and fast-changing area of law. As reported by the Guardian in August 2018, ‘Home Office officials have made more than 5,700 changes to the immigration rules since 2010…making the visa system nearly impossible to navigate, according to senior judges and lawyers. The rules have more than doubled in length to almost 375,000 words, resulting in a complex system which has been called “something of a disgrace” by Lord Justice Irwin and prompting a radical overhaul’. These changes continue to occur at an alarming rate.
The recent amendments to the immigration law and policy have introduced strict criteria, which has made it much more difficult for applicants to meet the relevant requirements. A refusal of your application can result in you not being allowed to join your family or separation from your family, losing your job and permission to work, not being able to start or continue your studies, detention and removal from the UK. Furthermore, appeal rights have been removed for many immigration applications. This is all part of the hostile environment for immigrants created by the Home Office.
Therefore, it is of a crucial importance that your application is prepared to the highest standard and that you instruct a representative who has the required expertise to assist with your case.
Vladimir’s experience, accreditation and qualifications
Our Immigration department is headed by Vladimir Mikeljevic. Vladimir has been practising immigration and asylum law since 1996 and is one of the most experienced immigration solicitors in the UK. He is accredited by the Law Society at the highest level – Level 3 (Immigration Law Advanced). Vladimir solely practises Immigration law, which allows him to keep up on top of the frequent changes and maintain his expertise. He is one of the most experienced immigration solicitors in the UK with an unparalleled success rate and an impressive standard of service.
He was recognised for “outstanding legal practice” by the Good Lawyer Guide in 2010 and 2012.
In 2016 the Sunday Times featured Vladimir as one of the Top 175 Solicitors in the UK.
In 2021 our Immigration department was awarded Acquisition International Corporate Immigration & Relocation Awards: ‘Best Immigration Law Firm 2021 – Northern England’.
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Vladimir’s 100% Success Rate
Vladimir will always give you an expert and honest assessment of your chances of success.
In the last five years, all our clients who instructed Vladimir to prepare their applications achieved their aims. One client only had his application refused; however, his appeal, prepared by Vladimir, was allowed and the client was granted a visa.
This success rate is due to Vladimir’s unparalleled expertise, experience, thorough and diligent preparation of cases, and impeccable attention to detail.
What Our Clients Say
"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!"
"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."
"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 unfavourable. 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."
"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 advice and submitted my application which has now allowed me to stay here with my family. I would recommend him to anyone seeking immigration advice."
"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."
"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."