Awards, Accreditations and Certifications


When searching for the right law firm to assist you with your case, it’s important to know that the solicitors you’re working with are reliable, honest and effective. You’ll want a team of law experts on your side with years of experience in cases similar to yours.

The team at Latitude Law has this experience – each of our dedicated solicitors has trained rigorously and achieved the necessary qualifications and specialist accreditations to deal with our wide range of clients’ cases effectively and efficiently.

There are some industry standard awards and accreditations that will tell you more about a firm’s trustworthiness. At Latitude Law, we pride ourselves on being the best we can be – through this, we take time to ensure that the right legal team is assigned to your case. We continue to hone and improve our skills with each and every case we work on, and have been recognised by a number of bodies for our efforts.

If you’d like to find out more about our awards, or have any questions regarding our certifications, please call us on 0161 234 6800 or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you at a time that’s convenient for you.

The Legal 500

Law firms can receive accreditation from the Legal 500 in a few different ways, including:

Hall of Fame
Lawyers that are recognised in the Hall of Fame are regarded as the very top of their field, and have been consistently ranking as leading individuals by The Legal 500 for at least eight years in the last 10.

Leading individuals
Solicitors with this accreditation are market leaders who have been able to:

  • Establish a reputation within their specialism
  • Take the lead on a number of significant legal matters in recent months/years
  • Gain exceptional, widespread recognition
  • Receive great endorsement from clients and peers within the market

Latitude Law’s Gary McIndoe is regarded as a leading individual.

Next generation partners
To receive accreditation as a next generation partner, firms must have team members who have five years or less of experience at partner level, but have gained significant recognition from their peers and clients.

Rising stars
These are associate-level lawyers who have helped with significant matters and have gained wide recognition from those they have worked with.

Latitude Law has received a Top Tier Award for being one of the leading immigration specialists within its field.

Shara Pledger is our firm’s rising star.

ILPA

Latitude Law is an active participant in the ILPA Economic Migration sub-group; the firm co-convenes ILPA’s north-west sub-committee.

The ILPA is a network of immigration law practitioners who specialise in sharing opportunities and advanced training.

Who’s Who Legal (WWL)

Who’s Who Legal has helped to identify the leading legal practitioners and business law experts since 1996. Their findings are based on comprehensive, independent research, meaning that firms that are accredited by this board must pass the rigorous requirements. We are one of the recognised law firms in their Corporate Immigration 2021 findings.

Gary McIndoe is a WWL Thought Leader in the field of immigration.

Shara Pledger is recognised as a Future Leader – Non-Partner

Chambers & Partners

Firms that receive accreditation by Chambers & Partners have been awarded a ranking based on their:

  • Technical legal ability
  • Professional conduct
  • Client service
  • Commercial astuteness
  • Diligence
  • Commitment
  • Value to the client

Individual solicitors, or the firm as a whole, will be ranked from 1 to 6 – 1 being the highest ranking. However, receiving any band ranking by this organisation is recognised as a significant achievement.

Latitude Law’s Gary McIndoe has received a Band 3 ranking from Chambers & Partners for his work on high net worth immigration and citizenship cases.

UK 200 Group

The UK 200 Group is the UK’s leading grouping of quality independent professional services firms, including solicitor practices like ours. We are members of an organisation that believes in growth and innovation, and driving only the highest standards when it comes to legal and accountancy services.

 

SRA

The SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) regulates all solicitors, and most law firms across England and Wales. Its aim is to protect the public by ensuring that the solicitors and firms they work with meet incredibly high standards of service. They also take action against those who don’t.

Regulation by this organisation shows that we are committed to doing right by you, and providing only the best service. We don’t cut corners and we will work tirelessly to provide you with the best possible results.

You can find out more about our SRA profile here.

All genuine firms and solicitors will be found on this list, so you can rest assured that we are a legitimate and trustworthy firm which has your best interests at heart.

The Law Society – Immigration Law

We are accredited by this organisation. The Law Society is an independent professional body that represents solicitors. It acts as a voice for professional solicitors and aims to drive excellence within the profession. We have been recognised for our many years of immigration practice through the accreditation of individual members or our legal team.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions, or would like to hear more about any of our awards, contact us by calling 0161 234 6800, or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you at a time that suits you.

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What our clients say…

UK Entry Clearance Granted

I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to Joel Reiss for his amazing service in relation to my visa application.

Reiss was outstanding as a consultant and adviser and my family and I highly value the efforts he took; we are deeply appriciative of his work and knowledge in the legal matters, processes and proceedings. He prepared our application including a covering letter from scratch, which he refined through discussion before making it an impeccable one to refuse. There were a few complicated elements surrounding our application and we believe had it not been for Mr.Reiss and his flawless services together with the expertise of Latitude Law, we would not have recieved our visa.

He was quick in clarifying our queries and made it a point to reply as soon as possible. Even when we had to be away from work, Reiss made sure our application was not interrupted and it could be filed on time. The constant communication and the replies continued even after the application was submitted and the services were paid for all the way till we recieved the decision. We have even been informed of the travel guidelines and quarantine regulations, and I honestly believe the fee we paid did not include these supplementary services.

I would also like to extend my upmost appreciation to Gary McIndoe, the Director, Latitude Law and everybody else at the firm including Jessica Lee for their service and cooperation.

I would not think twice in recommending Joel Reiss and Latitude Law for visa application and allied services.

Mr Vineesh

Success for the Bouameur Family

I am writing this on behalf of the whole family, we would like to say thank you. These two words are such small words for the gratitude and high regard we all hold you in.

Your firm and especially you have been with us throughout the difficult years we have had and you have always been there when we needed picking up, our shoulder to cry on that saw us through with honesty and realistic advice.

I cannot recommend your firm and you enough to people who find themselves at the mercy of a system that at best can be described as confusing.

You have given us back our lives and for that you will always be a cherished member of our family and never forgotten

Many many thanks to you and your team for everything

The Bouameur Family

Naturalisation success for a medical doctor

I shall have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Latitude Law, which is clearly an extremely proficient unit, exemplified by helping clients with patience, attention to detail and sensitivity in equal measure.

Particular mention is merited to Ms Gemma Wylie, whose professionalism is par excellence. I couldn’t thank her enough.

Dr LG

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