Grace is an experienced practitioner in immigration, nationality and refugee law who has specialised in this area since 1995. She has extensive experience in all aspects of UK immigration law, focusing on family migration, inter-country adoption work and commercial immigration.
She manages large corporate clients within the UK and worldwide and is adept at the successful progression of complex immigration matters for individuals, providing skilled representation at all levels of the process.
Amongst many career highlights, she successfully challenged UK government policy on permitted activities for visitors to the UK, leading to a change in the law in respect of visit visa conditions. In the field of foreign adoptions, she acted as instructing solicitor in a case which established legal precedent after the Court of Session recognised a foreign adoption at Scottish common law for the first time.
In recent years Grace has become increasingly involved in high-level foreign investment and corporate work. Her role continues to develop in respect of overseas strategic investment work which has seen recent emphasis for corporate clients on strategic development relationships in Cyprus, UAE and the USA. She maintains a strong association with corporate entities in the development of this role and has formed associated companies in Cyprus and Houston USA. She has been admitted as a foreign legal consultant by the Supreme Court in Texas.
Grace sits on the Board of Trustees of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association in London and is a former trustee of the Scottish Child Law Centre in Edinburgh. She is an appointed Board member & Company Secretary of an International Sports Co-founded in Scotland. She is an appointed Council member of the Society of Writers to her Majesty’s Signet ( WS ) and sits on the Professional Conduct Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.
Her guidance is always spot on and she is very good at clarifying the essential steps needed to address a clients situation.
21st September 2021
Migration policy is an area of government decision-making that has a very wide impact.
27th August 2021
The guidance on adjusted right to work checks has been extended again to 4 April 2022.
1st June 2021
The deadline for European nationals to register under the EU Settlement Scheme is only weeks away.