John Vassiliou joins Shepherd and Wedderburn
Immigration specialist John Vassiliou has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn amid rising demand from clients for business and personal immigration advice following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Mr Vassiliou, who joins the firm from McGill & Co, where he was a partner, brings 10 years’ experience of advising clients in the UK and overseas on a broad range of immigration matters, from Skilled Worker visa issues and supporting employers with sponsor licences through to complex nationality and ancestry matters.
He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and co-convenor of ILPA’s Scotland Working Group. He is also a regular author and contributor to the online immigration resource Free Movement.
He said: “I am excited to join Shepherd and Wedderburn’s dynamic team. Businesses and individuals alike are facing numerous immigration challenges in the wake of the global pandemic and the UK’s exit from the European Union. The need for reliable and pragmatic strategic immigration advice is greater than ever and I look forward to working alongside Jacqueline to deliver this to clients.”
Jacqueline Moore, head of immigration, added: “John is joining our practice-leading team at a time of unprecedented change in UK immigration law. His range and depth of experience will provide relevant support to both businesses and individuals as we assist them in navigating the challenges and technical intricacies of the new immigration system.”