VLADIMIR MIKELJEVIC: EXPERIENCE, ACCREDITATION and QUALIFICATIONS
Our Immigration Department is headed by Vladimir Mikeljevic who is a Solicitor and a Partner. Vladimir has been practising immigration and asylum law since 1996 and has been head of the Immigration Department at various leading firms of solicitors for more than 20 years.
During his career, Vladimir has dealt with more than 2000 immigration cases. He has presented over 600 appeals in Immigration Tribunals. He has given many interviews to regional and national newspapers, radio stations and television. He has experience in preparing numerous applications for visas, extensions of stay in the UK and settlement (permanent residence) in all immigration categories, together with European law, nationality, human rights and asylum applications. Immigration law is Vladimir’s only area of practice and he devotes all his time to keeping up-to-date and on top of this fast-changing and extremely complex area of law.
Vladimir is one of the most experienced immigration solicitors in the UK.
Vladimir became accredited both as an Immigration Caseworker and a Supervisor when the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme was introduced in 2004. He was initially accredited at Level 2 (Immigration Law Senior) and in June 2011 the Law Society elevated his accreditation to the highest Level 3 (Immigration Law Advanced), which is an accreditation level reserved only for those whom the Law Society considers having:
a) a high level of understanding of immigration and asylum law and practice;
b) successfully managed a range of complex cases;
c) consistently delivered high-quality service to clients; and
d) respect and credibility in immigration and asylum practice.
There are only 24 firms of solicitors in England and Wales that have a solicitor accredited to Level 3 (Immigration Law Advanced), of which only 8 are outside London (as of 4 October 2023).
Vladimir is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and, therefore, always on top of any developments in this complex and fast-changing area of law.
He was recognised for “outstanding legal practice” by the Good Lawyer Guide in 2010 and 2012.
On Sunday, 10th April 2016 the Sunday Times published their first supplement listing the Top 175 Solicitors in the UK based on reviews on the independent consumer ratings website VouchedFor.co.uk. We are proud, but not at all surprised, to say that Vladimir was featured.
In 2021 our Immigration Department was awarded Acquisition International Corporate Immigration & Relocation Awards: ‘Best Immigration Law Firm 2021 – Northern England’.
In 2022 Vladimir was awarded Acquisition International Legal Awards: ‘Immigration Lawyer of the Year 2022 (UK): Vladimir Mikeljevic’.
Vladimir prides himself on providing an exceptional standard of service to every one of our clients. But don’t just take our word for it, read what Vladimir’s former clients and immigration judges have said about him.
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