Louis MacWilliam joined Truth Legal in 2019 as our Head of Immigration.
He previously worked at Blacks Solicitors in Leeds as Head of Immigration and worked for four years at a leading London law firm, Bindmans.
Now, with over eleven years’ under his belt as an immigration specialist, Louis acts for individuals in relation to applications for spouse or partner applications, EU nationals and their family members, investors, entrepreneurs, and workers. He also assists with challenges to Home Office visa refusals.
In addition, Louis specialises in helping businesses to sponsor individuals and apply for a sponsor licence. He assists with all other aspects of maintaining a sponsor licence, including compliance and challenges to enforcement action. He assists organisations around securing the rights of EU employees and helping them to adapt to Brexit.
Louis is a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and is an experienced litigator having represented clients in immigration Tribunals and in the High Court.
Louis also lectures in immigration law at the University of Law. He is an experienced trainer and regularly delivers immigration training to businesses, members associations and international students.
As Featured on BBC Look North
In February 2020, Louis was interviewed on BBC Look North giving his thoughts on the proposed new immigration system.
Supportive and responsive
We retained Louis’ help in applying for a spouse visa. From the first meeting he was reassuring and put me at ease. He always listened carefully to our situation and concerns, and patiently responded to the questions we had almost daily. No matter how minor or unlikely a potential problem was, and how much overthinking we’d done in the stress of the application process, he took our worries seriously and addressed them. At the same time, his friendly and encouraging manner throughout the process was a great help. Faced with the soulless machine of the Home Office, it was great to have his support. Despite a number of unexpected hurdles, our application was successful, and Louis made sure to follow up with advice on what to do next and on ensuring we’ll be in a position to apply for indefinite leave in a few years’ time. We will definitely turn to him next time we need help!
We cannot do anything without our solicitor, Louis MacWilliam. He helped me (and my husband) perfectly sort out my spouse visa. It only took a little bit more than 3 weeks to get my visa application approved. My husband and I really appreciate how understanding and professional Louis is. Interaction and communication with him is always easy and comfortable. Louis has been super patient with our case since the first day and efficiently guided us to this wonderful result. Thank you, SO MUCH!