Nigel Smith

Associate Solicitor 

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Nigel Smith, Senior Caseworker at Paragon Law


Nigel heads up the firm’s private and family immigration department. He is a qualified solicitor from New Zealand with 15 years’ experience in global immigration. Nigel has previously run his own consultancy practice and before joining Paragon Law worked for a large London-based firm heading up the Canadian Desk. With a broad range of experience in UK immigration matters, Nigel represents clients with complex immigration issues both at the initial stages and right through to the Court of Appeal. He and his team regularly engage in judicial review challenges of Home Office decisions.




'Having been recommended by a friend, I decided to use Paragon in January of this year to represent me in the successful application of a fiancée visa. The diligence and professionalism of the staff, from reception to our caseworker Nigel, was much admired and it was evident that the company is a trustworthy and efficient one'



'A few months ago my friend Parisa Eliyon recommended Paragon to help for an immigration query. My girlfriend is an American citizen and looking to move to the UK and Nigel Smith advised us that becoming a student was the best way to be in the country for now.

Yesterday my girlfriend was accepted into the University of Edinburgh to study TESOL Msc. and will be moving over in August.

We wanted to say a huge thank you to Nigel Smith for helping us. It saved us an enormous amount of time, money and pain. We both really appreciate his expertise and understanding.'

Janette Laurente

Daniel James-Watling


'After hearing great things about Paragon Law and after such disappointment putting my trust in other solicitors, I decided as my last hope to go with Paragon Law for my husbands visa issue. Our consultant Nigel Smith was amazing, reassuring and very skilled at his job. He made sure he did his very best for us and was very understanding of our situation.

Luckily my Tunisian husband was granted his stay here in the UK with me and our 1 year old daughter. I can finally say for first time how delighted and pleased we are and we can finally look forward to our future.

We couldn't of done it without you Nigel and couldn't of asked for a more simple, quick and successful process! Thank you.

Mrs Jelassi 


Recent articles by Nigel Smith please click link below

Marriages to Foreign Nationals under the Spotlight

The Immigration Health Surcharge – What is it and how does it work


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