Shivani Jegarajah

Shivani Jegarajah is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shivani directly using the contact details listed above.

Called to the UK Bar in 1993, Shivani has been providing cutting edge advice and legal representation in her specialist field of immigration and related human rights ever since. Renowned for taking a pro-active and sometimes aggressive approach to the law, she also has the personal touch which gives her clients confidence in her ability to achieve their desired outcome. She is able to think “outside the box” and make legal arguments that may not have been considered previously, thereby setting a precedent for other cases.

Shivani has represented clients before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as well as at First Tier and Upper Tribunal level. Her ability to convince a judge or tribunal of the merits of complex cases is unrivalled. She is a firm believer in the rights of every asylum seeker or migrant to be heard and she will fight to convince the Court to take into account all the applicant’s circumstances before reaching its decision. She has a track record of preventing deportations via Judicial Review and has been succeessful in getting deportees taken off flights at the last minute.

More recently, Shivani has represented clients involved in disciplinary proceedings where their livelihoods are threatened by allegations of professional misconduct. This includes BSB, SRA, GMC and NMC cases.

Shivani has often appeared in the media in relation to Human Rights issues such as being asked to analyse the leaked draft of the Counter Terrorism Act in Sri Lanka and its consequences for Tamils. She has spoken before the Panel Meeting at several Sessions of the UNHRC on War Crimes Investigations by the Sri Lankan Government.

Shivani has also been asked to comment on the removal of Shamima Begum’s citizenship and the refusal by the UK government to allow her back into the UK.

Chambers Overview:

Justitia Chambers was formed in November 2016 by Shivani Jegarajah and our Chambers Director, Elaine Cheeseman. Shivani has now been practising in asylum and immigration law for some 30 years and has been ranked in Chambers & Partners, the Legal 500 and Lawyer Monthly. Elaine is a former Senior Clerk and Chambers Manager with more than 35 years’ experience in administration and marketing.

Justitia aims to give its barristers a flexible structure and the freedom to practise and develop as individuals. Its key strengths are efficient and professional administration that serves both instructing solicitors and lay clients effectively.

Justitia has always sought to encourage and support the careers of working parents and carers given that this is the background of the founders. It is for this reason that we operate an entirely virtual office with access to conference facilities near to the Courts and Tribunals, where our barristers can meet clients when necessary.

Justitia believes in developing close working relationships with instructing solicitors but also welcomes enquiries from lay clients via the Public Access Scheme.

Justitia continues to recruit members who wish to take advantage of this kind of flexible working environment, giving them the opportunity to achieve a better work-life balance yet with the infrastructure and commitment behind them to fully support their practices.

Maria Norka Zagazeta Garcia

Maria Norka Zagazeta Garcia is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Canada on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

Maria Garcia received her Bachelor in Science from the University of Toronto in June 2001 and obtained her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan, USA in May 2004. Maria was called to the Florida Bar in April 2005 and practiced in Miami, Florida for a few years exclusively in the area of Immigration Law. Maria completed accreditation proceedings through the National Committee of Accreditation in Ottawa (NCA). Maria worked and articled in a leading Toronto Immigration law firm that provided Canadian and US immigration services to individuals and corporations. She co-founded Zagazeta Garcia LLP.

She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association and Peel Law Association. Maria is also a member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association), Florida Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Zagazeta Garcia LLP has experienced family, Canadian and US immigration and real estate lawyers located in Mississauga, Ontario. Our firm provides affordable and effective legal services to clients in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Toronto, GTA and surrounding areas.

We assist our clients in all aspects of family law, including but not limited to uncontested divorces, contested divorce, equalisation of property after marriage breakdown and child custody issues. We also provide US and Immigration law services ranging from family sponsorship, Work Permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments, Express Entry, Federal Court Appeals, TN Visas, E-1 and E-2 Treaty Trader and Treaty Trader Investor Visas. We will inform you of your rights, options and responsibilities with any legal matter that you may have. Our firm will effectively advocate for you.

The lawyers in our firm are also fluent in Spanish and provide Spanish speaking clients with the ability to discuss their legal issues in their native language without the necessity of a translator.

Micol Mion

Micol Mion is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Massachusetts on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Micol directly using the contact details listed above.

Micol is the founder of Immigration Solutions LLC. She holds a B.A., M.S., J.D. M.A., LLM, M.A. degrees from Harvard University, Brandeis University, Boston University School of Law, North-eastern University and City University of New York. Micol was educated in five different countries—Italy, Switzerland, England, Mexico and the U.S.– from the age of 13.

Micol has an entrepreneurial spirit since she grew up in an industrialist-textile Italian family. She has been practicing exclusively Immigration law for a decade and has gained numerous awards for her performance.

Micol is a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 2006, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Federal Bar, the First Circuit of Appeals and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

A native of Italy, Micol Mion is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese and has working proficiency in French.

Firm Overview:

At Immigration Solutions LLC, our immigration lawyers believe that each case is unique and important. We strive to respond to your questions within 24 hours, during regular weekdays. We offer proactive, creative and successful solutions to your immigration needs, and we keep you informed – you are notified of progress and changes on your case on a regular basis.

The founder of Immigration Solutions LLC is an immigrant herself, who has personal and professional experience in dealing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs Border Patrol, and the Department of State.

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Igor Livchitz

Igor Livchitz is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Finland on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Igor directly using the contact details listed above.

Igor’s areas of expertise include international contract law, acquisitions, M&A, Russian legislation, joint venture projects, and associated issues. The projects in which Igor has participated have also involved intellectual property law and investment activities. In the projects, Igor has worked in cooperation at government level.

Igor Livchitz works at our office in Helsinki.

Firm Overview:

As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal advice and solutions to an international client base which includes some of the world’s largest multinationals.

Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests. Clients describe us as creative and well versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.

We shape our advice to the unique circumstances and challenges of each project, and ensure the right people are in the right places to offer insight and certainty – from the day-to-day to the most complex, multijurisdictional matters.

What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great relationships yield the best outcomes.

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Anna Grigorieva

Anna Grigorieva is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Cyprus on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anna directly using the contact details listed above.

Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It’s known for the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones. On the seafront is the Prokymea Sculpture Park, with sculptures by Cypriot, Greek and international artists. To the northeast is the Limassol Archaeological Museum, exhibiting artefacts from the Neolithic to the Roman periods.

Anna is the managing partner of the firm who steers and oversees the firm’s strategic direction and local operations. Anna is both qualified to practice law in Russia and Cyprus has extensive experience of corporate and commercial matters, insolvency and restructurings, international tax planning, immigration and real estate.

Anna Grigorieva was a partner at a reputable law firm in Cyprus for more than 10 years prior to setting up her own law firm in 2012. She has been involved in a wide range of operations involving corporate and private clients from all over the world but with focus on Central Eastern Europe. Anna further holds board positions in a number of client companies.

Firm Overview:

AG ADVOCATES is the distinctive name of Anna Grigorieva & Co. LLC, a boutique law firm, providing clients with a wide range of legal services from highly complex matters to day-to-day transactional legal need.

Driven by a genuine commitment to each client, we provide exceptional client services and attention to detail. We pride ourselves on delivering responsive client care and fresh thinking, working at the highest level of professionalism. We develop perceptive solutions to the often-complex needs of each individual client, from international corporations to high net worth individuals.

The diverse team of dedicated lawyers and associates of the firm with their combined skills and knowledge provide clients with comprehensive legal solutions according to the clients’ business needs and objectives, focusing on the best possible outcome and maintaining our high standards. Today, AG ADVOCATES with an esteemed network of professionals and associates including leading audit firms, financial institutions, professional advisers in Cyprus and internationally, invests continually in developing its expertise. The firm is committed to delivering high quality advice and excellent levels of service to its clients, both locally and internationally.

Shirli Gorenca

Shirli Gorenca is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Albania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shirli directly using the contact details listed above.

Shirli heads the employment and immigration practice. She joined the firm in 2007 to become a partner in 2017. Shirli assists some international clients like Shell, Zara, Ericsson, Dompé, Microsoft, Inditex, Mediterranean Shipping Company, etc. and advises global HR and law firms like Baker & McKenzie, Fragomen, Ius Laboris, Newland Chase, on Albanian employment and immigration legal and practical matters.

Shirli is graduated from the Law Faculty and has further completed a post graduate degree (Masters Degree) in Public Administration at the University of Tirana. Shirli is a Member of National Reconciliation Office, representing some prominent employers’ organizations on collective labour disputes matters and she was admitted to Tirana Bar Association in 2012.

Firm Overview:

Founded by Perparim Kalo in 1994, KALO & ASSOCIATES has been in the forefront of legal services in Albania and Kosovo in representing prominent business organisations and IFIs, including many Fortune 500.

The Firm enjoys international reputation and is “best friend” to many international law firms and IFI-s, development agencies and embassies.

The firm has significant contribution in drafting modern commercial legislation such as banking, commercial arbitration, concessions, renewable energy, gambling, insolvency, secured transactions, financial leasing, insurance, corporate and municipal bonds, pension funds and the collective investment funds law.

It is a founding member of the South East Legal Group, the largest legal services provider in the Balkans, established in 2003.

The firm has contributed in modernising the practice in Albania, by adopting the structured practice areas, professional liability insurance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pro Bono services, anti-corrupt’ practices, art support, etc. which together give a law firm an undisputed reputation.

The firm earned reputation is related with the reputation of its founder, Perparim Kalo, who was representative of IBA for Albania since 1992 and invited as speaker to many international business and legal forums in 4 continents.

In 2006 Mr. Kalo was voted by the Parliament as one of 5 members of the Albanian Securities Commission. In 2007, the Albanian Bar Association conferred upon Mr. Kalo the award “For special contribution in the development and improvement of commercial practice in Albania”. For many years has been an active director of boards of major business organisations, including Vice-President of the Foreign Investors Association of Albania and finally, by the Decree of the Queen Margrethe II as of 19 September 2017 Mr. Kalo is appointed Honorary Consul for Denmark to the Republic of Albania.