At Morton Fraser Lawyers we have highlighted clarity as our guiding principle.
This directs the way we communicate, the way we advise, the way we conduct relationships with our clients and the way we are totally transparent and upfront about our charges. This applies to all our services from the straightforward to the more complex.
Although the UK has left the EU, the rights of EU/EEA nationals are still an important issue for businesses.
Any EU/EEA national, and their family members, living in the UK before the end of December 2020 will need to register with the Home Office to continue living and working in the UK. Whether you are an individual looking to navigate the process, or a business looking to retain employees, we can provide Brexit related immigration advice.
From January 2021 there will be a new Points Based System for people moving to the UK, and it will change the way businesses recruit from overseas.
We cut through the jargon to provide you with clear advice on how to make an application, and any evidence that might be needed. We can help by:
Providing tailored communications and information packs for staff highlighting the need to register;
Delivering information sessions to staff, and answering questions about the process;
Advising a business on their engagement strategy for communicating with staff;
Training HR staff on how to check the Right to Work of EU staff after Brexit;
Explaining the new Post Brexit immigration system and how it can be used to recruit skilled staff; and
Preparing applications for key staff.
Benefits we bring
We are a team of knowledgeable and committed specialists, with a huge breadth of experience that we can apply to any individual or any family's particular circumstances, no matter how complicated or unusual. We are approachable and will make time for you. The team is Ranked Tier one in Legal 500 for 2018/19 and top ranked by Chambers and Partners.
We provide support to EEA nationals and their family members to prepare applications for registration certificates, residence cards and permanent residence. We can prepare application forms on your behalf, provide a list of supporting documents, review draft applications prepared by you and even liaise with your employer to help them provide you with the correct evidence.
We have offices located in the centre of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and we also offer appointments by Skype and FaceTime to fit your schedule.
Our approach to fees
We recognise that every case is different, and your circumstances won't be the same as someone else's. That's why we offer bespoke fixed fee packages for advising you on your options and assisting with your application.
After an initial free discussion by email or phone, we will provide you with a range of fixed fee support packages to choose from. If you would prefer an hourly rate we'll provide a clear indication of the likely fee based on an agreed scope of work.
I was recommended to use Morton Fraser in 2016 by my cousin who is a lawyer, I received excellent service then so had no hesitation in using their services again. I have also recommended the firm to a family member who again received an excellent service.
The clarity and quality of advice given was rated as excellent. Morton Fraser's service and response time was excellent and we would recommend them. We were kept informed throughout the visa process including all changes that occurred. I do not think we could have navigated the application process on our own. With guidance we were able to apply and I have recently received my approved visa. Esther and Stuart made us feel secure in our application process.
My go-to for advice, because the lawyers are great to work with, reliable and make the process streamlined and uncomplicated.
Chambers and Partners 2019/20
'Morton Fraser, Immigration Division is highly professional in its approach - the team members recognise the emotion of the client and work empathetically yet in a focused and practical manner. The language used is easy to understand for those outwith the legal arena. Speedy responses are always available. Where there are individual challenges the team look for ways in which to overcome these proactively'.
'Warm yet professional, highly knowledgeable and up-to-date, empathetic and speedy responses to queries'.