Legal Assistance

The Law Society of England and Wales maintains lists of solicitors on its website.  You may search by name, location and field of practice.  This can be particularly helpful if you need a solicitor outside the London area or one who specializes in a particular area of law.  The website also provides general guidance on common legal issues such as UK divorce, wills, probate and personal injury claims at www.lawsociety.org.uk

In English and Welsh practice, the legal profession is still divided into two separate categories:  Barristers and Solicitors.  Traditionally, the primary function of the former has been to argue cases before the higher courts, all other legal work – and engagement with clients — having been handled by solicitors.  Only a solicitor could retain a barrister and instruct a barrister during higher court proceedings.  However, in recent years, the UK legal profession has evolved thereby permitting public access to barristers in certain areas – see www.barcouncil.org.uk for more information.  Additionally, Solicitor-Advocates now comprise a relatively recently-established category of solicitors who have acquired the requisite training and advocacy experience to allow them to appear in the superior courts, in some situations precluding the need for a barrister.  There are many more qualified solicitors in the UK than there are barristers, however.

The Solicitors Act (1974) permits all solicitors to act as commissioners for oaths.

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The information is updated tri-annually. The next update is scheduled for January 2022

Updated March 2019

The U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or U.S. Embassy London.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise, and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAW OFFICE LTD
Ioana C. Hyde
88 Wood Street, 10th Floor, London EC2V 7RS
Tel: +44 (0)208 611 2826
Email: info@ailawoffice.com
Website: www.ailawoffice.com
U. S. immigration law firm providing legal assistance with family-based immigration, non-immigrant visas, inadmissibility and waivers, and much more since 2005.

BENJAMIN H. DORMAN
Northwood House, Sunning Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9PW
Tel: 01344 622276
Fax: 01344 622191
E-mail: bendormanlaw@gmail.com
More than 50 years’ experience practicing law. General US, UK, and international practice focusing on banking/financial law, corporations, commercial/business law, marketing agreements, contracts, and probate matters. CA Bar and Member, Law Society of England and Wales.

CHAVIN IMMIGRATION LAW OFFICE
Melissa Chavin
12 David Mews, London W16 6EB
Tel: +44 (0)7546 456 068
Email: Melissa@chavinimmigration.com
Website: www.chavinimmigration.com
U. S. lawyer with a focus a focus on immigration law. Attorney advises on maintenance and acquisition of U. S. permanent residence (green cards), temporary residence and visits, as well as American citizenship – based on family, investment, employment, study, research, cultural exchange, or diversity visa lottery. Assistance also in concerns over visa denials. University of Pennsylvania BA/MA. University of Connecticut JD. NY and CT active bar licenses.

CLARUS LAW GROUP
Mona Chawla
5 Chancery Lane, London EC 4A 1BL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7406 1490
Fax: +44 (0)20 7101 7733
Website: www.Claruslawgroup.com
Email : mona@claruslawgroup.com
Practices in both the UK and U.S. Specializes in immigration. BA, NY Bar, and Law society of England and Wales.

GUDEON & MCFADDEN
Susan Willis McFadden
Sixth Floor 26/28 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7323 9454
Fax: +44 (0)20 7580 2171
E-mail: smcfadden@usvisalawyers.co.uk
Website: www.usvisalawyers.co.uk
U.S. immigration and nationality law with particular emphasis on consular processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Belfast. NY and AZ Bars.

HASKEW LAW LTD
Jack Haskew
The Granary, 1 Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8BB
Tel: 0203 884 0809
Email: jack.h@haskewlaw.com
Website: haskewlaw.com
Specializes in estates and immigration.

HELLER IMMIGRATION LAW, LTD
Steven D. Heller
Suite 100, Castle Works, Westgate Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YR
Tel: +44 (0)1273 464609
Fax: +1 (646) 666 4400
Email: office@us-visa.co.uk
Website: www.us-visa.co.uk
Solo practice devoted to providing advice on U.S. Immigration and nationality law, including assistance with immigrant and non-immigrant visas (family and business), inadmissibility waivers, appeals, citizenship issues, and other matters arising under the Immigration and Nationality Act. J.D., Georgetown University Law Center. NY Bar

HODKINSON LAW GROUP
Kehrela Hodkinson
6 Hays Lane
London
SE1 2HB
Tel: 0207-299-2490
Fax: 0207-299-2499
Email: khodkinson@usvisalg.com
Website: www.usvisalawgroup.com
U.S. immigration and nationality law, with an emphasis on employment and family-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, applications for waivers of inadmissibility, maintenance and abandonment of permanent resident status and citizenship issues. CA, IL, and NY Bars.

LADAS & PARRY LLP
Graham Farrington
Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y 0DA
Tel: 020 7353 2680
Fax: 020 7855 0281
E-mail: London@ladas.com
Website: www.ladas.com
Commercial and corporate law, particularly intellectual property, (patents, trademarks, copyright) technology transfer, licensing and anti-trust matters related thereto, franchising, character merchandising, product liability, and EEC law. LLB, English Solicitor, New York Attorney-at-Law.

LAURA DEVINE SOLICITORS
Laura Devine, Sophie Barrett-Brown, Anastasia Tonello, Natasha Chell
100 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6EU
Tel: 020 7469 6460
Fax: 020 7469 6461
Website: www.lauradevine.com
Email: enquiries@lauradevine.com
Advises on both UK and US immigration issues to cooperate and individual clients. Associated with Laura Devine Attorneys LLC in New York. Firm’s principle is council member of the Law Society of England and Wales. NY Bar

LAW OFFICE OF DIANE GELON
1st Floor, 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB
Tel: 020 7833 3121
Fax: 020 7837 8128
E-mail: diane@dianegelon.com
General US and international commercial practice with emphasis on UK immigration, and visa requirements; entertainment and arts law, U.S. citizenship matters, taxation and tax return preparation. BA, UCLA; JD, Cardozo School of Law; and LLM, London School of Economics. Member, New York State Bar. Regulated in UK by Office of Immigration Services Commission (OISC) to provide immigration advice including advice on all UK visa matters and obtaining British citizenship.

THE LAW OFFICE OF JOAN DAVENPORT
12 Hans Road, London SW3 1RT
Tel: +44 (0)20 7753 7655
Fax: +44 (0)20 7753 7673
E-mail: info@joandavenport.com
Website: www.joandavenport.com
Specialist practice with emphasis on estate planning (including wills, trusts, and US/UK advice), estate administration (including US/UK estate taxation, US estate tax returns, and probate), and general US tax advice (gifts, property transfers, trusts, and expatriation). MA Bar

LAW OFFICES OF JYOTI AGARWAL
37 Westbourne; 5 Central Avenue, London SW6 2GP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7751 0370
E-mail: jyoti@jyotiagarwal.com
Website: www.jyotiagarwal.com
Focus on U.S. immigration law (immigrant and non-immigrant visas) with emphasis on business immigration; permanent residency through employment and family based relationships (green card). U.S. citizenship, consular processing and more. New York attorney.

LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD S. GOLDSTEIN
22A St. James Square, London SW1Y 4JH
Tel: 020 3823 3500
E-mail: richardgoldstein@goldsteinvisa.com
Website: www.goldsteinvisa.com
Offices in London and in New York. Practice limited to U.S. immigration law/visa related. JD, Brooklyn Law School. NY Bar

MCALLISTER OLIVARIUS
Pearce Building, West Street, Maidenhead SL6 1RL and 63 Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tel: 01628 567 567
U.S. Tel: 518-633-4775
E-mail: jmcallister@mcolaw.com
Website: www.mcolaw.com
McAllister Olivarius is a US-UK law firm representing businesses and individuals in both countries. Specializes in family law, commercial/business law, civil law, damages, commercial law, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, employment, discrimination, sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, U.S. Title IX cases (sexual harassment at universities), historic child sexual abuse U.S. and UK, revenge porn cyberbullying, other forms of online abuse and defamation.  CT, DC, ID, MA, MN, NH, NY, and VA Bars.

MOERANS SOLICITORS
Simon Shaffer, Ben Marks
123 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7JR
Tel: 020 8952 0242
Fax: 020 8381 3511
Email: info@moerans.com
Website: www.moerans.com
Specializing in wills, estate tax planning, trusts, probate, real property, and moving to the United Kingdom.

MOGHADASSI & ASSOCIATES
Ramyar Moghadassi
45 Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 0BD
Tel: 020 7667 6555
Fax: 020 7691 9686
Email: london@moghadassi-associates.com
Website: www.moghadassi-associates.com
Offices in New York and London. Specializing in international commercial law, employment law and immigration law. BA, New York University (1986); JD, New York Law School (1991); LLM in International Business and Trade Law, Fordham University (1993). New York attorney and UK solicitor. Officer and Member of the International Bar Association.

NNU IMMIGRATION LIMITED
84 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1PX
Tel: +44 (0)208 004 3492
Fax: +1 213-289-4444
Email: info@nnuimmigration.com
Website: www.nnuimmigration.com
Specializes in immigration law.

OLIVIA MCLAREN LTD
Forth House, 28 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BW
Tel: +44 (0)131 221 6513
Fax: +44 (0)131 221 6514
Email: olivia@mclarenltd.com
Website: www.mclarenltd.com
Immigration law. Admitted to NY Bar; practiced law in NYC from 2005-2014; began practicing in Edinburgh in 2014.

ORTEGA-MEDINA & ASSOCIATES
Orlando Ortega
38 Queen’s Gate 3rd Floor, London SW7 5HR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7225 4410
Fax: +44 (0)20 7692 9224
Email: enquiries@ortega-medina.com
Website: www.ortega-medina.com
U.S. business-immigration law firm. The firm’s focus is on assisting investors and owners of mid-sized enterprises to expand business operations to the United States. Legal services include pre-immigration planning, selection of appropriate visa processing both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, consular troubleshooting, and immigration appeals. Business law services include business planning and company formation, contract review and employer/employee issues. Members of the State Bar of California, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, and the Jewish Association for Business Ethics, and associate member of The Actors Studio (London).

S.A. LAW LLP
Julie Cohen
Gladstone Place, 36-38 Upper Marlborough Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3UU
Tel:  0172 779 8067
Fax:  0172 7798002
Website:  salaw.com
Email:  julie.cohen@salaw.com
Full service law firm able to advise on most areas of law. Specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce, matrimonial finance, child custody, adoption, child abduction, child protection, and dissolution of same-sex partnerships.

SOLUTIONS IN LAW
Nicole Victoria Edwards
Level 1, Devonshire House, 1 Mayfair Place, Mayfair, London W1J 8AJ
Tel: 020 7812 1029 and 020 7268 4859
Fax: 020 7812 1029
Email: info@solutionsinlaw.co.uk
Website: www.solutionsinlaw.co.uk
Specializes in immigration law.

URBAN THEIR & FEDERER, P.A.
Carl-Christian Their, John L. Urban Esq.
1 Yeowood Farm Iwood Ln., Wrington, Bristol BS40 5NU
Tel: 0114 40203 4770 564
Fax: 0114 40203 7440 565
Email: info@urbanthier.com
Website: www.urbanthier.com
Specializes in family law, child custody, parental child abduction, child protection, marriage and divorce, banking/financial, commercial business law, foreign investments, marketing agreements, civil law, damages, collections, commercial law, contracts, transportation law, claims, estates, taxes, auto/accidents

YOUNGSTEIN & GOULD
Jeffrey Gould
Cherry Tree Hill Studio, 5 Great North Road, London, N2 0GB
Tel: 020 8348 8802
Email: jeffreygould@youngsteinandgould.com
Website: http://www.youngsteinandgould.com
Foreign investments; U.S., UK, and international corporate, income, estate, and gift tax planning; marriage/divorce. BA, Pomona College; JD, Harvard University. Member, State Bar of California; admitted to practice before the U. S. Tax Court.

Updated March 2019

The U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or U.S. Embassy London.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise, and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

CLARUS LAW GROUP
Mona Chawla
23 King Street, Mayfair, London SW1Y 6QY
Tel: +44 (0)20 3709 5472
Fax: +44 (0)20 3070 0110
Website:  www.Claruslawgroup.com
Email:  mona@claruslawgroup.com
Practice specializing in English and American immigration law as well as family law and patents/trademarks, and copyrights.  Member, Law Society of England and Wales and New York Bar.

DAVID DU PRE & CO
23 Bedford Row, Holborn, London WC1R 4EB
Tel: 020 7430 1950
Fax: 020 7430 1968
Website: daviddupre.co.uk
Email: info@daviddupre.co.uk
Divorce, child custody, and family law specialists (international and domestic), including high-value and complex financial disputes.  Central London offices close to the High Court and the Principal Registry of the Family Division.  Former Barrister, London solicitor since 1980.

DAVIDSON MORRIS SOLICITORS
Anne Morris
37-39 Lime Street London, EC3M 7AY
Tel: 020 7494 0118
Website: http://www.davidsonmorris.com
Email: info@davidsonmorris.com 
Specializes in UK immigration law.  UK-wide.  We specialize in both commerce immigration and private client immigration.

DAWSON CORNWELL
Anne-Marie Hutchison OBE, Russell Bywater, Kate Allen, Helen Kings, Carolina Marín Pedreño, Steven Harker, Jeremy Abraham
11 Staple Inn, London WC1V 7QH
Tel: 020 7242 2556
Fax: 020 7539 4841
Children Department email:  amh@dawsoncornwell.com
Website: www.dawsoncornwell.com  
Email: mail@dawsoncornwell.com
Specialists in family law, adoptions, child custody issues, parental child abduction, marriage and divorce issues, and estates.  Member of Law Society and admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales

DUNCAN LEWIS SOLICITORS
Helen Mary Newman
Spencer House, 29 Grove Hill Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3BN
Tel: 0333 772 0409
Website: www.duncanlewis.co.uk
Email: david@duncanlewis.com
Specializes in family law, child custody, parental child abduction, child protection, marriage/divorce, criminal law, immigration, and auto/accidents.

GUY CLAPHAM & CO
Guy Clapham, Andrew Veitch
51 Weymouth Street, London W1G 8NH
Tel: 020 7935 1095
Fax: 020 7935 9127
Website: www.guyclapham.com
Email: Guy@guyclapham.com
Offers professional legal services through a network of associations with lawyers and law firms in the United States.  Also helps UK citizens and businesses in connection with a wide range of legal problems in the U. S.  Understands needs and concerns of Americans in the UK. Familiar with day-to-day legal business requirements that many smaller businesses and U. S. citizens seek, including the areas of family and matrimonial law whether that involves commercial work, real estate, employment, litigation, or matrimonial.

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW GROUP LLP
Ann Thomas, David Hodson OBE, Helen Blackburn, Lucy Greenwood, Lucy Loizou, Stuart Clark, Emma Nash, Michael Allum
Hudson House, 8 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PP
Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5668
Fax: +44 (0) 203 178 5669
Website: www.iflg.uk.com
Email: enquiries@iflg.com
Specializes in family law, adoptions, child custody cases, parental child abductions, child protection cases, and marriage/divorce.

KINGSLEY NAPLEY LLP
Charlotte Bradley
14 St. John’s Lane, Knights Quarter, London EC1M 4AJ
Tel: 020 7814 1200
Email: enquiries@kinsleynapley.co.uk
Website: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk 
Kingsley Napley LLP offers a wide range of legal services for American expats. We advise in respect of the laws of England and Wales, but we have an established network of trusted advisors in the U.S. with whom we can liaise. We have expertise in dealing with complex, often high profile and international cases involving immigration, family & divorce, criminal litigation, extradition, wealth & tax planning, dispute resolution, real estate, corporate and commercial employment, medical negligence & personal injury, regulatory and public law issues.

MCALLISTER OLIVARIUS
Pearce Building, West Street, Maidenhead SL6 1RL and 63 Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tel: 01628 567 567
U.S. Tel: 518-633-4775
E-mail: jmcallister@mcolaw.com
Website: www.mcolaw.com
McAllister Olivarius is a US-UK law firm representing businesses and individuals in both countries. Specializes in family law, commercial/business law, civil law, damages, commercial law, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, employment, discrimination, sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, U.S. Title IX cases (sexual harassment at universities), historic child sexual abuse U.S. and UK, revenge porn cyberbullying, other forms of online abuse and defamation.  CT, DC, ID, MA, MN, NH, NY, and VA Bars.

PENNINGTONS MANCHES LLP
James Stewart, Warren Collins, Elizabeth Carson, Richard Marshall,
125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7457 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7457 3240
Website: www.penningtons.co.uk
Email: info@penningtons.co.uk
Specializes in family law, adoptions, child custody, parental child abduction, child protection, and marriage/divorce.  Firm also incorporates a North American desk which handles litigation in the areas of insurance, banking/financial law, commercial/business law, foreign investments, civil law, damages, collections, commercial law, contracts, transportation law, corporations, foreign claims, and estates.

RLEGAL SOLICITORS
Evan Michael Remedios and David Appleby Robinson
623 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TG
Tel:  020 7038 3980
Fax:  020 7038 3985
Website:  www.rlegal.com
Email:  info@rlegal.com
Practice specializing in immigration law.

S.A. LAW LLP
Julie Cohen
Gladstone Place, 36-38 Upper Marlborough Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3UU
Tel:  0172 779 8067
Fax:  0172 7798002
Website:  salaw.com
Email:  julie.cohen@salaw.com
Full service law firm able to advise on most areas of law. Specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce, matrimonial finance, child custody, adoption, child abduction, child protection, and dissolution of same-sex partnerships.

STOKE NEWINGTON CHAMBERS
Chambers of Miss Kristin Heimark
P.O. Box 74262, London N16 1FT
Tel:  +44 (0) 7811 264 290
Website:  www. stokenewingtonchambers.co.uk
Email:  hello@stokenewingtonchambers.co.uk
Criminal law barrister specializing in driving (road traffic) and more serious criminal offenses. Represents American ex-pats and US military personnel throughout England & Wales.  Member of the Crown Prosecution Service’s advocate panel.  One of a select group of direct access barristers authorized by the Bar Standards Board to conduct litigation.

TM SOLICITORS LTD
Brough Business Centre, Skillings Lane, Brough HU15 1EN
Tel:  01482 42 99 85
Website:  www.tmsolicitors.co.uk
Email:  tim.murden@tmsolicitors.co.uk
Specialist in international probate law that regularly helps US clients and attorneys with UK inheritance, wills, probate, trust, and estate matters.  Provides expert advice on release of UK assets,  including UK inheritance tax as well as double taxation advice to US citizens.  Member, International Bar Association; Probate Section of the Law Society, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and Connect2Law. Associate Member, Solicitors for the Elderly.

TUCKERS LLP 
Julian David Young, Consultant
39 Warren Street, London W1T 6AF
Tel: 0207 388 8333
Fax: 0845 330 7268
Website  www.tuckerssolicitors.com
E-mail: : youngj@tuckerssolicitors.com
Solicitors and Higher Court Advocates. Specialists in all types of criminal cases (lower and higher criminal courts), from minor matters to homicide, extradition, and serious fraud; attendances at police stations, and appeals against conviction and sentence – both defending and prosecuting.  Past lecturer at various universities in both US and UK, and media consultant in criminal law.

Updated March 2019

The U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

DAWSON CORNWELL
Anne-Marie Hutchison OBE, Russell Bywater, Kate Allen, Helen Kings, Carolina Marín Pedreño, Steven Harker, Jeremy Abraham
11 Staple Inn, London WC1V 7QH
Tel: 020 7242 2556
Fax: 020 7539 4841
Children Department email:  amh@dawsoncornwell.com
Website: www.dawsoncornwell.com  
Email: mail@dawsoncornwell.com
Specialists in family law, adoptions, child custody issues, parental child abduction, marriage and divorce issues, and estates.  Member of Law Society and admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales.

GUY CLAPHAM & CO
Guy Clapham, Andrew Veitch
51 Weymouth Street, London W1G 8NH
Tel: 020 7935 1095
Fax: 020 7935 9127
Website: www.guyclapham.com
Email: guy@guyclapham.com
Offers professional legal services through a network of associations with lawyers and law firms in the United States.  Also helps UK citizens and businesses in connection with a wide range of legal problems in the U. S.  Understands needs and concerns of Americans in the UK. Familiar with day-to-day legal business requirements that many smaller businesses and U. S. citizens seek, including the areas of family and matrimonial law.  whether that involves commercial work, real estate, employment, litigation, or matrimonial.

KINGSLEY NAPLEY LLP
Charlotte Bradley
14 St. John’s Lane, Knights Quarter, London EC1M 4AJ
Tel: 020 7814 1200
Email: enquiries@kinsleynapley.co.uk
Website: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk 
Kingsley Napley LLP offers a wide range of legal services for American expats. We advise in respect of the laws of England and Wales, but we have an established network of trusted advisors in the U.S. with whom we can liaise. We have expertise in dealing with complex, often high profile and international cases involving immigration, family & divorce, criminal litigation, extradition, wealth & tax planning, dispute resolution, real estate, corporate and commercial employment, medical negligence & personal injury, regulatory and public law issues.

S.A. LAW LLP
Julie Cohen
Gladstone Place, 36-38 Upper Marlborough Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3UU
Tel:  0172 779 8067
Fax:  0172 7798002
Website:  salaw.com
Email:  julie.cohen@salaw.com
Full service law firm able to advise on most areas of law. Specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce, matrimonial finance, child custody, adoption, child abduction, child protection, and dissolution of same-sex partnerships.

Updated March 2019

The U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom, assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms.  Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.  Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.  The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers.  You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities.

CLARUS LAW GROUP
Mona Chawla
5 Chancery Lane, London EC 4A 1BL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7406 1490
Fax: +44 (0)20 7101 7733
Website: www.Claruslawgroup.com
Email : mona@claruslawgroup.com
Practices in both the UK and U.S. Specializes in immigration. BA, NY Bar, and Law society of England and Wales.

DAVID DU PRE & CO
23 Bedford Row, Holborn, London WC1R 4EB
Tel: 020 7430 1950
Fax: 020 7430 1968
Website: daviddupre.co.uk
Email: info@daviddupre.co.uk
Divorce, child custody, and family law specialists (international and domestic), including high-value and complex financial disputes.  Central London offices close to the High Court and the Principal Registry of the Family Division.  Former Barrister, London solicitor since 1980.

DAWSON CORNWELL
Anne-Marie Hutchison OBE, Russell Bywater, Kate Allen, Helen Kings, Carolina Marín Pedreño, Steven Harker, Jeremy Abraham
11 Staple Inn, London WC1V 7QH
Tel: 020 7242 2556
Fax: 020 7539 4841
Children Department email:  amh@dawsoncornwell.com
Website: www.dawsoncornwell.com  
Email: mail@dawsoncornwell.com
Specialists in family law, adoptions, child custody issues, parental child abduction, marriage and divorce issues, and estates.  Member of Law Society and admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales.

FREEMAN’S SOLICITORS
Nina Lind Hansen
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7935 3522
Fax:  +44 (0)20 7535 1335
Email:  office@freemanssolicitors.net; nh@freemanssolicitors.net
Website: www.freemanssolicitors.net
Firm includes Family Law department comprising seven solicitors specializing in international child abduction, international and domestic children’s law and financial disputes, and divorce.  Joined English Central Authority’s (ICACU) panel in 2006.  Listed in Legal 500 and top-ranked as specialists in international child abductions in Chambers UK.  Head of department is listed as a Super Lawyer in the Thomson Reuters publications, is an accredited specialist in Child Abduction and Adoption, and is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML).  Members of lnternational Child Abduction and Contact Unit’s panel of specialist solicitors, Child Abductions Lawyers Association (CALA), Reunite and Resolution (London Region), and CSFC users’ group.

GUY CLAPHAM & CO
Guy Clapham, Andrew Veitch
51 Weymouth Street, London W1G 8NH
Tel: 020 7935 1095
Fax: 020 7935 9127
Website: www.guyclapham.com
Email: Guy@guyclapham.com
Offers professional legal services through a network of associations with lawyers and law firms in the United States.  Also helps UK citizens and businesses in connection with a wide range of legal problems in the U. S.  Understands needs and concerns of Americans in the UK. Familiar with day-to-day legal business requirements that many smaller businesses and U. S. citizens seek, including the areas of family and matrimonial law.  whether that involves commercial work, real estate, employment, litigation, or matrimonial.

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW GROUP LLP
Ann Thomas, David Hodson OBE, Helen Blackburn, Lucy Greenwood, Lucy Loizou, Stuart Clark, Emma Nash, Michael Allum
Hudson House, 8 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PP
Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5668
Fax: +44 (0) 203 178 5669
Website: www.iflg.uk.com
Email: enquiries@iflg.com
Specializes in family law, adoptions, child custody cases, parental child abductions, child protection cases, and marriage/divorce.

KINGSLEY NAPLEY LLP
Charlotte Bradley
14 St. John’s Lane, Knights Quarter, London EC1M 4AJ
Tel: 020 7814 1200
Email: enquiries@kinsleynapley.co.uk
Website: www.kingsleynapley.co.uk 
Kingsley Napley LLP offers a wide range of legal services for American expats. We advise in respect of the laws of England and Wales, but we have an established network of trusted advisors in the U.S. with whom we can liaise. We have expertise in dealing with complex, often high profile and international cases involving immigration, family & divorce, criminal litigation, extradition, wealth & tax planning, dispute resolution, real estate, corporate and commercial employment, medical negligence & personal injury, regulatory and public law issues.

MAGUIRE FAMILY LAW
James Maguire, Henry Venables, Jennifer Curtis, Lisa Brown, Denise Moran
Blackbox, Beech Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5ER
Tel: +44 01625 544 650
Fax: +44 01625 838 501
Website: www.family-law.co.uk
Email: james-maguire@family-law.co.uk
Specializes in family law, child custody, parental child abduction, child protection, and marriage and divorce.

PENNINGTONS MANCHES LLP
Elizabeth Carson
125 Wood Street, London  EC2V 7AW
Tel: +44 (0)20 7457 3000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7457 3240
Website: www.penningtons.co.uk
Email: info@penningtons.co.uk
Specializes in family law, adoptions, child custody, parental child abduction, child protection, and marriage/divorce.

PHILCOX GRAY LTD.
Beverley King, Lucy Verity, Sephona Polson
73-75 Hewington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3207 2074
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7403 7636
Website: www.philcoxgray.co.uk
Email: postroom@philcoxgray.co.uk

S.A. LAW LLP
Julie Cohen
Gladstone Place, 36-38 Upper Marlborough Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3UU
Tel:  0172 779 8067
Fax:  0172 7798002
Website:  salaw.com
Email:  julie.cohen@salaw.com
Full service law firm able to advise on most areas of law. Specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce, matrimonial finance, child custody, adoption, child abduction, child protection, and dissolution of same-sex partnerships.

The following Scottish law firms have expressed willingness to handle cases involving American citizens. The Consulate cannot accept responsibility for the conduct, professionalism, or expertise of any individual or firm on this list. We offer the list solely as a service to American citizens.

Aberdeen

 

Bruce MacDonald & Co
3 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XX.
Tel: 01224-643332
Fax: 01224-643334
Email:bruce@brucemacdonald.fsnet.co.uk
Litigation lawyer but also does traditional chambers work such as conveyancing and executries.

James & George Collie
1 East Craibstone Street, Aberdeen
Tel: 01224-581581
Fax: 01224-580119
Email: info@jgcollie.co.uk
General practice, including commercial transactions and contract law, house purchase rental and sale, court work and debt collection, trade disputes, executries, labour law and general legal practice work. 7 Partners and 1 Associate.

Ledingham Chalmers Solicitors
Johnstone House, 52-54 Rose Street, Aberdeen AH10 1HA
Tel: 01224-408510
Fax: 01224-408402
Website:www.ledinghamchalmers.com. A list of partners is available on the website.
Email: mail@ledinghamchalmers.com

Maclay Murray & Spens
66 Queens Road, Aberdeen AB15 4YE
Tel: 01224-356-130
Fax: 01224-356-131
Email: magnus.swanson@mms.co.uk
Full Service practice; however, firm specializes in Corporate, Litigation & Property. Other departments include EU, Competition & Regulatory, IP & Technology and Employment. Offices also in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Argyll

 

Anderson Banks & Company
22 Argyll Square, Oban, PA34 4AT
Tel: 01631-563158 also 01631-564502
Fax: 01631-565459.
Also at Station Buildings, Fort William
Tel: 01397-700988
Also at Balivanich, Benbecula, Western Isles
Tel: 01870-602061
Email: info@andersonban.co.uk
Practice includes conveyancing, executry, collection cases, criminal cases, estate cases, crofting and licensing. 5 Partners.

Hosack & Sutherland
Queens Building, George Street, Oban PA34 5RZ
Tel: 01631-562308
Fax: 01631-564983
Email: mail@hosacks.co.uk
General practice including estate cases, trade disputes, property transactions, divorce, executry business, court work and conveyancing. 3 Partners and 1 qualified assistant.

Dumfries

 

Gillespie Gifford & Brown
135 Irish Street, Dumfries DG1 2NT
Tel: 01387-255351
Fax: 01387-257306
Email: mail@ggblew.co.uk
General practice including conveyancing, estate agency, executry, court, accident and general claims, debts, trade disputes, criminal and estate cases. 1 Partner. 2 Assistants.

Edinburgh

 

Brodies, WS
15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA
Tel: 0131-228-3777
Fax: 0131-228-3878
Email: mailbox@brodies.com
General practice, civil and commercial litigation, with partners specializing in employment law, patents, trademarks, personal injury litigation, investment, finance, and real estate. 63 Partners.

Campbell Smith WS
21 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EN
Tel: 0131-556-3737
Fax: 0131-473-7700
Email: mailbox@camsmith.co.uk
General practice including collection cases, trade disputes, estate cases, estate agents, conveyancing, court work, notarial work. 5 Partners.

Connor Malcolm
1 Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5HN
Tel: 0131-557-6566
Email: mailroom@connermalcolm.com
Complete legal service including the marketing of property, financial advice, domestic and commercial conveyancing and all varieties of litigation including custody disputes and matrimonial affairs, plus Corporate Law.

Dickson Minto, WS
16 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DF
Tel: 0131-225-4455
Fax: 0131-225-2712
Email: dicksonminto@dnws.com
General practice; however, firm specializes in Company Law. Firm has ability to correspond in German and French. 11 Partners. Office also in Glasgow.

HBJ Gateley Wareing
Exchange Tower, 19 Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EH
Tel: 0131 228 2400
Fax: 0131 222 9800
For a full list of services please visit : www.hbjgateleywareing.com/ or email:info@hbj-gw.com.  Also with offices in Glasgow, Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham.

Lindsays, WS
Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street
Tel: 0131-229-1212
Email: mail@lindsays.co.uk
Deals with all types of legal work including: Buying and selling of houses, litigation, commercial conveyancing, company law, executry estates, wills, personal representation. 23 Partners.

Maclay Murray & Spens
3 Glenfinlas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6AQ
Tel: 0131-226-5196
Fax: 0131-226-3174
Email: magnus.swanson@mms.co.uk
Full Service practice; however, firm specializes in Corporate, Litigation & Property. Other departments include EU, Competition & Regulatory, IP & Technology and Employment. Offices also in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Morton Fraser
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JX
(And 176 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5SG)
Tel: 0131-247-1000
Website: http://www.morton-fraser.com
Email:
infodesk@morton-fraser.com 
Corporate and commercial law firm with strong private client practice. 31 Partners. General practice including company and commercial work and property, executory and trust work, estate cases. Also offers relocation services for corporations.

Shepherd & Wederburn, WS
Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2ET
Tel: 0131-228-9900
Fax: 0131-228-1222
Email: mail.desk@shepwedd.co.uk
General practice including collection cases, estate cases, trade disputes, all areas of corporate, commercial and property law, court work and tax. Proficient in French and German. 26 Partners.

Tods Murray, WS
66 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 4NE
Tel: 0131-226-4771
Fax: 0131-225-3676
Email: maildesk@todsmurray.co.uk
General practice including company commercial, financial and banking, conveyancing, commercial property developments, trusts and civil litigation in the Court of Session (High Court). 29 Partners.

Turcan Connell
Princes Exchange, 1 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9EE.
Tel: 0131-228-8111
Fax: 0131-228-8118
Website: www.turcanconnell.com
Email: enquiries@turcanconnell.com
Legal, financial and investment services to private clients, particularly those with international affairs; includes advice on asset protection, inheritance, family law, litigation, employment law, financial planning, investment management, property transactions.

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie, WS
4 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh EH2 4HT
Tel: 0131-225-4181
Fax: 0131-225-1678
Website: www.wjm.co.uk
Email: djb@wjm.co.uk
Estate cases, trusts, conveyancing, corporate law, collection cases and general civil law practice. 15 Partners.

Fife (Dundee & Perth)

 

Ross & Connel, WS
10 Viewfield Terrace, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7JH
Tel: 01383-721156
Fax: 01383-721150
Email: hshort@ross.connel.co.uk
General practice including collection cases, trade disputes, estate cases, private and commercial property purchases and sales, and estate agency services. Branch office in Inverkeithing handles criminal case work and civil litigation. 5 Partners.

Thorntons, W.S
50 Castle Street, Dundee DD1 3RU
Tel: 01382-229111
Email: dundee@thornton-law.co.uk
Legal practice specializing in Agricultural and Landed Estates, Commercial and Corporate, Private Client, Litigation and Residential Property matters. 29 Partners.

Glasgow

 

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie, WS
302 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RZ
Tel: 0141-248-3434
Fax: 0141-221-1226
Email: enquiries@wjm.co.uk
Estate cases, trusts, conveyancing, corporate law, collection cases and general civil law practice. 15 Partners.

Biggart Baillie
Dalmore House, 310 St. Vincent St. Glasgow G2 5QR
Tel: 0141-228-8000
Fax: 0141-228-8310 (Contact partner: David C. H. Ross)
Edinburgh Office: 7 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AP
Tel: 0131-226-5541
Fax: 0131-226-2278 (Contact partner: David H. Kidd). 21 Partners
Email:info@biggartbaillie.co.uk
General practice but particular areas of work include company and commercial law, banking, shipping and building contract law, commercial and domestic conveyancing, civil litigation, trust and executry work taxation.

Dickson Minto, WS
18 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4BG
Tel: 0141-229-4455
Fax: 0141-229-2712
Email: dicksonminto@dnws.com
General practice; however, firm specializes in Company Law. Firm has ability to correspond in German and French. 11 Partners.Office also in Edinburgh.

First Permit Limited
Russack Brae, Main Street, Drymen, Glasgow G63 0BG
Tel: 01360-660-146
Website: www.ukworkpermit.info
Email: www.ukworkpermit.info
Email: richard@firstpermit.com
Specialist advisers in immigration and work permits. Authorized by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner to provide such advice and services. Experience working with US nationals and businesses.

Maclay Murray & Spens
151 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5NJ
Tel: 0141-248-5011
Fax: 0141-248-5819
Full Service practice; however, firm specializes in Corporate, Litigation & Property. Other departments include EU, Competition & Regulatory, IP & Technology and Employment. Offices also in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Marks & Clerk
19 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AE
Tel: 0141-221-5767
Fax: 0141-221-7739
Email: Glasgow@marks-clerk.com
General practice including all forms of work relating to patents, designs, copyright, trademarks and licensing thereof. 5 Partners.

McClure Naismith
292 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5TQ
Tel: 0141-204-2700
Fax: 0141-248-3998
Email:Glasgow@mcclurenaismith.com
Also Edinburgh Office: 49 Queen Street, Edinburgh. EH2 3NH
Tel: 0131-220-1002
Fax: 0131-220-1003
General practice including all fields of law. 19 Partners.

Rosslyn Mitchell Taylor & Ramsay
4 Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow G3 6QE
Tel: 0141-332-7824
Fax: 0141-332-9446
General practice including company law, property, conveyancing, court work (civil and criminal). 2 Partners.

Inverness

 

Anderson Shaw & Gilbert
York House, 20 Church Street, Inverness IV1 1ED
Tel: 01463-236123 or 01463-236126
Fax: 01463-711083
Email: reception@solicitorsinverness.com
General practice including all branches of law but mainly trust and executry work, purchase and sale of property, litigation and setting up of companies and partnerships. 8 Partners.

Innes & Mackay
19 Union Street, Inverness
Tel: 01463-232273
Fax: 01463-243091
Email: chris@innesmackay.com
General practice including collection cases, criminal, estates and trade disputes. 7 Partners.

MacArthur & Co.
7 Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5PL
Tel: 01463-234445
Fax: 01463-224995
Email: law@macarthur.co.uk
General practice including commercial and licensing law, commercial and domestic conveyancing, estate agency, executry and trust, trade disputes, civil and criminal court work. 3 Partners.

Paisley and Greenock

 

Wright Johnston & Mackenzie
302 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RZ
Tel: 0141-248-3434
Fax: 0141-221-1226
Email: inquiries@wjm.co.uk
Estate cases, trusts, conveyancing, corporate law, collection cases and general practice. 11 Partners.

Macnairs Soliciters
43 High Street, Paisley PA1 2AJ
Tel: 0141-887-5181
Email: law@macnairs.co.uk
General practice including court work, conveyancing, executry, trusts etc. 3 Partners.

Neill Clerk & Murray
3 Ardgowan Square, Greenock PA16 8NG
Tel: 01475-724522
Fax: 01475-784339
Email: nmg@neilclerkmurray.co.uk
General practice including financial, commercial, collection cases, trade disputes, estate cases. 13 Partners.

Stirling

 

Hill & Robb
3 Pitt Terrace, Stirling FK8 2EY
Tel: 01786-450985
Fax: 01786-451360
Email: info@hillandrobb.co.uk
General practice including company law, conveyancing and estate cases. 5 Partners.