Latitude Law > Manchester, England > Firm Profile

Latitude Law
6th floor
St. James Building
79 Oxford Street
M1 6FQ

Employment > Immigration Tier 2

Latitude Law is a boutique practice with experience in covering skilled worker visas in addition to short-term sponsorships. Practice head Gary McIndoe is well-versed in guiding businesses through sponsor licensing and related regulatory processes. Mohammed Hafejee has a specialism in the arts and entertainment sector. Gemma Tracey departed to JMW Solicitors LLP in 2024.

Practice head(s):

Gary McIndoe

Other key lawyers:


‘Just on it. Always helpful and clear and caring.’

‘The team at Latitude Law are personable, engaging, proactive, solution-focused and highly competent.’

‘I trust the fact that the team will creatively and intelligently deal with complex issues with a sense of ownership and a commitment to delivering an outcome. I have great confidence in their seriousness and skill.’

‘The team have been very helpful on the area of immigration. Their advice, insights and articles help to keep our clients informed of the latest visa regulations and changes.’

‘Latitude Law are a first class immigration team with quality individuals throughout. They advise on all aspects of immigration law from business applications to protection claims.’

‘Gary McIndoe leads from the front and has unparalleled experience and knowledge. Gary provides no nonsense advice which cuts to the heart of the matter.’

‘Latitude Law has always the ‘go-to’ immigration firm of the North West. They take their time to get the know their clients and the issues at hand and are very pragmatic and practical in their approach.’

Key clients

Dominion Bierrum Ltd

Graitec Ltd

Thornton & Ross Ltd

McCown & Evans LLP

Substance Over Form Ltd

Lizmontagens Thermal Technologies Group s.a.

J. Christof Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Egger (UK) Ltd

Auto Trader Group plc

Salesians of Don Bosco

Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ

NFC Health & Social Care Ltd

CognitiveScale Inc.

Strong Drive Ltd

Ulverston Community Enterprises Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for McCown and Evans LLP, San Francisco in providing UK-inbound support.
  • Acted for Graitec Ltd in overhauling the sponsor licensing presence, including urgent addition of a skilled worker tier to its existing senior/specialist tier.

About us: Latitude Law is a boutique immigration practice providing specialist UK-inbound immigration advice to organisations and high-net-worth individuals from across the globe.

We have one of the largest specialist immigration teams in the UK with offices in Manchester and London.   We also serve our EU-based clients from our office in Brussels.

Our technical and strategic approach, honed over more than 15 years in business, has enabled us to develop retained and repeat instructions from an extremely wide range of organisations.

Our clients: Our clients include globally-operating privately owned companies, charities, religious organisations, universities and colleges, sports teams and sponsors, manufacturers, property developers and software businesses – especially those operating in the vibrant north-west tech scene.

As well as supporting organisations, we have a strong private client offering with particular expertise securing visas for high net worth individuals. Our work in this area includes founders, entrepreneurs and investors and we have expertise covering start-up, investor and entrepreneur extension visas.  We also work with students who want to study in the UK or remain post-qualification.

We are frequently brought into transactional matters by other law firms or legal departments where immigration support is required. Due to our limited practice, there is no risk of client defection. Our referring practices value not only our technical excellence, but also our dedication to outstanding service. We strive to partner with our client law firms, delivering a seamless service to ensure client satisfaction throughout the course of each matter.

Our approach: Working with client organisations and private clients, we are used to dealing with individuals with varying ranges of understanding of our area of practice. Our client contacts include head of legal, general counsel and other solicitors; religious leaders, managers of sports teams, founders, funders and anyone who wants to create a life for themselves in the UK. We absolutely pride ourselves on being accessible to everybody, and tailoring our advice, approach and tactics so that they can be understood and actioned by any relevant party.

From a technical perspective, feedback from counsel, legal departments and lawyers in practice typically focus upon our strategic and analytical approach.  We are frequently instructed where matters appear to have no prospect of success, and are often able to overturn earlier decisions on appeal or following judicial review.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Gary McIndoe 0161 234 6801
Partner Gemma Tracey 0161 234 6805
Associate Natasha Willett 0161 234 6809
Associate Katerina Woodcock 0161 518 4962
Associate Joel Reiss 0161 234 6802
Photo Name Position Profile
Joel Reiss photo Mr Joel Reiss Associate solicitor – UK in-bound immigration specialist
Photo Name Position Profile
Mohammed Hafejee photo Mr Mohammed Hafejee Solicitor – UK in-bound immigration specialist
Gary McIndoe photo Mr Gary McIndoe Managing Partner – UK in-bound immigration specialist
Gemma Tracey photo Ms Gemma Tracey Partner – UK in-bound immigration specialist
Natasha Willett photo Ms Natasha Willett Associate solicitor – UK in-bound immigration specialist
Katerina Woodcock photo Katerina Woodcock Associate solicitor – UK in-bound immigration specialist
Partners : 2
Associate Solicitors : 3
Solicitors : 3
Trainee Solicitors : 1
Case Workers : 7
Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA)
UK200 Group - UK's leading professional group of independent quality assured law firms
The Times Best Law Firms 2023
Who's Who Legal - Gary McIndoe = Thought Leader
Legal 500 - Tier 2 / Gary McIndoe = Leading Individual
Chambers and Partners Immigration: High Net Worth Individuals - Gary McIndoe = Band 3
Chambers and Partners Immigration: Business - Gary McIndoe = Band 4

As a firm with a strong record of upholding and protecting our clients’ human rights, equality runs through our culture and is it something we try to promote at all times for all staff, regardless of position or seniority.

In 2019, the firm became part of The Law Society diversity and inclusion accreditation pilot, helping to develop a new way to help members and their organisations practice excellence in equality, diversity and inclusion. As part of this pilot, the firm is going through the accreditation process which includes a new suite of accreditations that the pilot is developing to cover gender, race and ethnicity, disability and well-being, LGBT+, and social mobility.

Latitude Law is also a supporter of Women in the Law UK. This is a not for profit organisation supporting the next leaders in law and encouraging career progression through personal development. Women in the Law ambassadors also focus on progressing social mobility in the legal profession.