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Averil Trimble

Senior Solicitor

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Averil is a Senior Solicitor in our top ranked Immigration team.

Averil advises individuals and businesses on a wide range of issues in relation to immigration, nationality and human rights law. She is experienced in drafting many types of immigration applications to the UK Home Office, as well as conducting appeal hearings in the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.  She is particularly interested in Points Based System applications, Sponsor licences, family migration, and British nationality law. She has a reputation for being someone who will go the extra mile to ensure the best results for her clients.

Averil is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and the Law Society of Scotland's Immigration and Asylum Committee.  She is a mentor to students of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Glasgow. 

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 also provides advice in relation to Tier 1 entrepreneur and investor visa applications.  

Public Sector expertise

Averil has a breadth of knowledge with regard to 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 has a reputation for going the extra mile for her clients and 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 and European nationals. 

Averil  has considerable experience of appearing at the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber on behalf of appellants.

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...
Averil Trimble
10 Feb 2015

Renewal of annual Certificate of Sponsorship allocations and the annual cap on restricted certificates

A company or organisation holding a Tier 2 sponsor licence will likely receive an email reminder from the Home Office saying that their annual...
Stuart McWilliams, Averil Trimble
9 Feb 2015

Extending an Entrepreneur visa

When a visa application has been granted there is a temptation for the individual to breathe a sigh of relief and not consider what happens next...
Stuart McWilliams, Averil Trimble