Shepherd and Wedderburn launches dedicated group for clients relocating to the UK
Shepherd and Wedderburn has established a dedicated international families group to provide legal advice to overseas clients wishing to relocate to the UK.
The firm said that the new immigration route for British National (overseas) citizens in Hong Kong, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a number of other factors, have led to increased demand from individuals and families for legal advice on relocating to the UK.
The international families group will be led by Gillian Campbell, partner in the firm’s private client team, and Jacqueline Moore, head of immigration.
Ms Campbell said: “The multitude and complexity of legal considerations accompanying a move to a new country can seem overwhelming. The international families group supports clients and their families at every turn to ease the burden during what can be a challenging time.
“The in-depth expertise and range of relevant specialisms offered by the group provides clients with a single port of call for all their legal needs throughout the relocation process. Whether it is advising on succession and tax planning requirements, visa and passport matters, property needs, or employment and business-related issues, the international families group allows clients to begin a new chapter of their lives with confidence and peace of mind.”
Ms Moore added: “We have seen a significant increase in interest from international families looking to relocate to Scotland and the wider UK. The UK government’s new Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa and the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted many people to take stock and reconsider where they want to build a life with their family.”