Firm Profile > Latitude Law > Manchester, England

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

Immigration Tier 1

Led by 'first rate lawyer' Gary McIndoe, Latitude Law covers the full gambit of immigration law. The immigration specialist firm has recently uptick in instructions in sponsor licensing for religious orders and pre-emptive Tier 1 applications. Clients comprise charities, education providers, and private individuals across the north west, the UK and globally. Solicitor Shara Pledger is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Gary McIndoe

Other key lawyers:

Shara Pledger; Bilal Ehsan; Gemma Wylie


‘Knowledgeable and qualify professionals with experience.’

‘The team is helpful, professional and organised.’

‘Bilal Ehsan is totally amazing – he is always on hand to answer questions and is very informative.’

‘Gemma Wylie is definitely an expert in this field.’

‘Gary McIndoe is not only an expert in the black letter law of immigration, but is exceptionally gifted at challenging process and procedure when it comes to the decisions made by the Home Office. He is proactive in his approach, methodical and gets to grips with the facts of each case, using a strategic approach to challenge decisions that other firms have failed to successfully overturn.’

‘Latitude Law has become a firm of last resort for many of its clients, and has an exceptionally strong record of winning seemingly unwinnable cases – for both corporate and private clients.’

‘Gary McIndoe is a first rate lawyer with great immigration law knowledge.’

Key clients

Travel Jigsaw t/s rental

US multinational manufacturing concern

Eamar Developments (UK) Limited

Infraflex It Solutions Ltd

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 operate out of offices in Manchester, London and Liverpool, with one of the largest specialist immigration teams in the UK.

Our technical and strategic approach, honed over more than a decade 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 offer 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. Because of 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 normal people who want 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
Immigration Gary McIndoe 0161 234 6801
Immigration Shara Pledger 0161 234 6800
Immigration Gemma Wylie 0161 234 6800

CLIENT: Andy Taylor
COMPANY/FIRM: Ellel Ministries
TESTIMONIAL: I cannot recommend Latitude Law highly enough. Their expertise in the area of immigration law has helped our charity navigate quite complex issues and at every point of the process their communication and advice was excellent. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Latitude Law and highly recommend their services.

CLIENT: Shahid Qazi
TESTIMONIAL: This is the best Law Firm in the UK. Our immigration case was first dealt by the most intelligent lawyer Dr Edward Maynott and now Ms Gemma Wylie is doing a great job for our visa applications and immigration. We would highly recommend Lattitude Law for everybody seeking help with immigration matters

CLIENT: Aneil Ali
TESTIMONIAL: My highest recommendations are reserved for organizations like Latitude Law. They are undoubtedly the absolute best immigration solicitors in the UK and have expertly handled multiple professional and personal visas on my behalf in the last 5 years. They are highly proficient professionals with a fierce and comprehensive understanding of the UK’s dynamic immigration laws.

CLIENT: Stephen Gregson
TESTIMONIAL: We have always been impressed by your thoroughness, which is matched by a clarity that made everything understandable, despite the obvious complexity. We also acknowledge your ability to balance the utmost professionalism with a human touch, which reassured and sustained us throughout this challenging process. It goes without saying that we will unhesitatingly recommend you and Latitude Law to anyone in a similar situation to us.

CLIENT: Shazia Qasim
TESTIMONIAL: I am extremely delighted with the services provided by Latitude Law. Highly professional , capable and committed to clients. My sons and my personal admirations and gratitude goes to Gary McIndoe for his commitment and impeccable representation. Thanks to Joel for preparing our case so brilliantly and be readily available to respond to any query. I would highly recommend Latitude Law.

CLIENT: David Edwardes
TESTIMONIAL: I once read “Can you afford to buy the cheapest?”. Nowhere is this more apposite than in matters relating to Immigration. Latitude Law might not be the cheapest but very simply they are the best. I have no doubt in my own mind that if we had not found them, searched for recommendations (and found them!), had our initial meeting with Alex and then used their expert services my family would have been asked to leave the country. Latitude Law do not work miracles but they know and understand the law implicitly. The Home Office, in my opinion, were inept and Latitude Law exploited this ineptitude. Go to Latitude Law and get the best possible advice. It’s well worth it!

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.