Immigration law is constantly changing and, therefore, specialist advice is essential.
Our Immigration department is headed by Vladimir Mikeljevic. He is a solicitor and has been practising immigration and asylum law since 1996.
Vladimir is accredited by the Law Society at the highest level: Level 3 (Immigration Law Advanced). There are only 21 firms of solicitors in England and Wales (including Levi Solicitors LLP) that have a solicitor accredited to Level 3 – Immigration Law Advanced (as of 1 April 2016).
Vladimir has presented over 600 appeals in Immigration Tribunals and given many interviews to regional and national newspapers, radio stations and television. He is one of the most experienced immigration solicitors in the UK. He is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association and has consistently been recognised for outstanding legal practice.
Why choose us
Vladimir and his team aim to provide straightforward, friendly and strictly confidential expert advice, together with an exemplary client care service. If required, their service can also include preparing and delivering applications to the Home Office for same-day processing.
You can rest assured that we will always give honest advice in respect of the chances of success. If we think that a proposed application or appeal is unlikely to succeed we will advise you accordingly so you can decide whether or not to proceed. We will never mislead you into thinking that your case is stronger than we believe it actually is.
Vladimir has analysed his success rate in respect of the clients who have instructed him during the last three years (1 June 2012 – 31 May 2015) and notes the following (as of 11 June 2015):
a) Only three of the applications prepared by Vladimir during the last three years have been refused. One of these was an in-country application, the second one was an entry clearance application, whilst the third one was an application made under European law. However, Vladimir advised these three clients to appeal against the refusal decisions and prepared their appeals. All three appeals were successful.
b) All finally-determined appeals prepared and/or presented by Vladimir during the last three years (whether or not the original application had been prepared by Vladimir) have been allowed.
c) Therefore, all Vladimir’s clients who have instructed him to prepare their applications or appeals during the last three years have eventually succeeded with their claims and achieved their aims. This incredible 100% success rate is mainly due to Vladimir’s thorough and diligent preparation of cases and his impeccable attention to detail.
Please note that Vladimir does not only take on clients with straightforward cases. On the contrary, almost half (i.e. 45.63%) of the clients who instructed Vladimir during the last three years sought his assistance after their application had been refused/ rejected or as immigration offenders (i.e. overstayers, illegal entrants or those who obtained leave by false representations). Whilst such cases usually have less than a 50% chance of success, Vladimir has still been able to prepare their successful fresh applications or win their appeals.
If required, we can also prepare and deliver applications to the Home Office for same-day processing.
How we can help you
Levi Solicitors can help you with every aspect of immigration law including;
We are very proud of the quality and thoroughness of our work. Click here for client testimonials and reviews made by Immigration Judges in respect of the quality of bundles prepared by Vladimir in support of his clients’ applications.
For a free consultation with a qualified Immigration Solicitor call Levi Solicitors on 0113 244 9931 or contact us and we’ll call you.
Vladimir Mikeljevic is a partner and head of our Immigration Department. He has been practising immigration and asylum law since 1996 and has previously been head of the immigration department at other leading firms of solicitors for more than 15 years.
He has presented over 600 appeals in Immigration Tribunals and given many interviews to regional and national newspapers, radio stations and television. He has experience of preparing numerous applications for visas, extensions of stay in the UK and settlement (permanent residence) in all immigration categories, together with European law, nationality, human rights and asylum applications.
He is one of the most experienced immigration solicitors in the UK.
Vladimir became accredited both as an Immigration Caseworker and a Supervisor as soon as the Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme was introduced in 2004. He was initially accredited at Level 2 (Immigration Law Senior) and in June 2011 the Law Society elevated his accreditation to the highest Level 3 (Immigration Law Advanced), which is an accreditation level reserved only for those who the Law Society considers to have:
a) a high level of understanding of immigration and asylum law and practice;
b) successfully managed a range of complex cases;
c) consistently delivered high quality service to clients; and
d) respect and credibility in immigration and asylum practice.
There are only 20 other firms of solicitors in England and Wales that have a solicitor accredited to Level 3 (Immigration Law Advanced), of which only 9 outside London (as of 1 April 2016).
Vladimir is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and, therefore, always on top of any developments in this complex and fast-changing area of law. He was recognised for "outstanding legal practice" by the Good Lawyer Guide in 2010 and 2012.
On Sunday, 10th April 2016 the Sunday Times published their first supplement listing the Top 175 Solicitors in the UK based on reviews on the independent consumer ratings website VouchedFor.co.uk. We are proud, but not at all surprised, to say that Vladimir Mikeljevic was featured.
Click here for client testimonials and reviews made by Immigration Judges in respect of the quality of bundles prepared by Vladimir in support of his clients’ applications.