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Averil Trimble

Senior Solicitor

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Averil is a  senior solicitor in our Immigration Team, based in Glasgow.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 after studying LLB (Hons), and gaining honours in Immigration and Asylum law and has worked in the field of immigration, asylum, nationality and human rights law for over 5 years.

Averil has a wide range of experience in immigration matters. She has experience of drafting many types of immigration applications to the UK Border Agency, as well as conducting appeal hearings in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

She has a reputation for being someone who will go the extra mile to ensure the best results for her clients.

Business expertise

Averil has significant experience working with businesses and relocation companies in relation to Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) visa applications. She also assists with applications for Sponsor Licences and helps registered sponsors comply with their obligations to the Home Office. 

Averil can also provide advice in relation to Tier 1 entrepreneur and investor visa applications. 

Public Sector expertise

Averil has experience of the Tier 4 sponsorship regime and can advise Universities, Colleges and Schools on applying for a sponsor licence and ensuing they meet the rigorous compliance requirements imposed by the Home Office. She can also assist with visa applications on behalf of students to minimise the risk of refusal.

Averil has experience of the Tier 4 sponsorship regime and can advise Universities, Colleges and Schools on applying for a sponsor licence and ensuing they meet the rigorous compliance requirements imposed by the Home Office. She can also assist with visa applications on behalf of students to minimise the risk of refusal.

Individuals and Families expertise

Averil assists individuals with applications for leave to remain, indefinite leave and British citizenship. She has particular expertise in relation to the family migration rules and dealing with complex applications for partners of British nationals. Averil also advises clients in relation to the application of EU law and has significant experience of the Surinder Singh route. 

Averil regularly conducts hearings in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

She has a reputation for being someone who will go the extra mile to ensure the best results for her clients.

Averil assists individuals with applications for leave to remain, indefinite leave and British citizenship. She has particular expertise in relation to the family migration rules and dealing with complex applications for partners of British nationals. Averil also advises clients in relation to the application of EU law and has significant experience of the Surinder Singh route. 

Averil regularly conducts hearings in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

She has a reputation for being someone who will go the extra mile to ensure the best results for her clients.

What our clients and peers say: 

"My lawyer, Averil Trimble, was very professional but also very caring. I felt that I was worth more than a money sign and she was really going to try and help me." "I found the whole spouse visa process very difficult and I am not sure I would have gotten my visa without my lawyer's help. I am infinitely grateful to my lawyer for making it easier for me. It made all the difference."

Private Client

“Averil Trimble was empathetic to our situation and her feedback will be helpful. I would be happy to make use of Morton Fraser's services in the future."

Private Client

“Morton Fraser’s practice is ‘prestigious and highly respected’; ‘response times, industry knowledge and strength in-depth are all excellent’. Leading experts in business immigration matters, the team assisted Scottish Enterprise with business visas and immigration support for those wishing to move to Scotland."

Legal 500

Somewhat daunted by the complexity of my two sons' passport application process, I turned to Morton Fraser for help. I would like to thank Averil Trimble and her team for their guidance, reassurance and diligence. A truly professional service. Many thanks.

Private Client, Edinburgh

“I was recommended Morton Fraser in 2016 by my cousin who is a lawyer and the provided excellent service so had no hesitation in using their services again. I have also recommended to a family member who again received an excellent service."

Private Client, Edinburgh

Recent Content by Averil Trimble

26 Nov 2018

UKVI's new in-country online visa application system

From the beginning of November 2018, there are major changes to the process of applying for UK visas and British citizenship applications from within...
Article
Averil Trimble
5 Apr 2017

Podcast: Registering as a British national: Is President Trump British?

Our immigration team discuss registering as a British national and answer a question asked to Stuart McWilliams by a friend: Is President Trump...
Podcast
Stuart McWilliams, David Hossack, Averil Trimble
15 Dec 2016

Immigration law at Christmas – It’s a wonderful life.

December is always a busy time for immigration lawyers as the Christmas break means visa applications need to be in earlier than usual and everyone...
Article
Stuart McWilliams, David Hossack, Averil Trimble

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