Gurpreet Singh Johal is the head of the firm's Immigration & Asylum practice area unit, based in the Glasgow South office at Victoria Road in our city-centre office. Having completed his Law Degree at the University of Abertay, Dundee and his Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has been On completion of his traineeship he has been involved in Immigration and Asylum since 2012, volunteering with the Ethnic Minorities Law Centre and also at Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau.
Gurpreet began his training with an Immigration firm in Glasgow as well as enhancing his experience in the areas of Criminal and Civil law within a busy court firm. Since completing his traineeship, Gurpreet has further developed his experience and skills in Immigration and Asylum work with another legal firm within the Glasgow area. Having previously worked for the firm, Gurpreet has returned to head the department.
Gurpreet regularly appears within the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in Glasgow. As well as this, he regularly advises detainees in Dungavel IRC and assists detainees of all nationalities. Gurpreet has considerable experience in providing advice to prisoners in prisons across Scotland, especially those who have been served with liability to deportations notices or deportation orders. Gurpreet can offer assistance with Sponsor Licences, Tier 1 Entrepreneur applications and Tier 2 General applications. He carries a breadth of experience in all aspects of immigration and asylum law and regularly instructs Senior and Junior Counsel in Judicial Review matters.
Outside of law, Gurpreet is actively involved within the Sikh Community in Glasgow and within the local Gurdwaras. He speaks fluent Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.
"Mr Johal was extremely helpful and explained everything to me very well and especially the things I couldn't understand" - Somalian Asylum client, July 2020
"Highly recommend Livingstone Brown Solicitors. The staff are friendly, Mr Johal dealt with my case and he guided us throughout the process. He was able to explain the process in Urdu/Punjabi to us, which made the process easier." - Mr N & Mrs F, July 2020
"It is with much enthusiasm I am writing that I appreciate all the help and support I was given (Gurpreet Singh Johal) to ensure I was granted my leave to remain. The communication was great all the way through and all my worries and queries were dealt with effectively. Also, the depth of the knowledge and experience your team has is really impressive. I would highly recommend your services. Thank you for the great service." - Mr Hassan, July 2020
"I recommend Livingston Brown office and I’m really glad that I dealt with them especially my solicitor Mr. Gurpreet Singh Johal, he so kind and patient with me as I worry a lot and he let me know straight away if they get any information. I’ve been with them since I applied to asylum seeker before 8 years ago till now and I’m so lucky to choose them. Thanks for everything." - Mrs Q, July 2020
"Mr Johal is great lawyer who knows his job very well and is very informative about the Home office applications and procedures. I contacted him regarding my Nationality application. Not only he helped me understand the whole procedure, he also clarified an issue which I thought would delay my application. I have now been granted naturalisation by Home office and I really appreciate all of his efforts and would recommend him to everyone who wants a good advice." - Mr and Mrs Chaudhry, August 2020
"5* is nothing for the MAN if I would get the chance I would definitely give him infinite*. The MAN, Mr Gurpreet Singh Johal is one of the best solicitor I have ever known as he is fighting for my case since 2015. We have been in all tribunals including Judicial review but he did not leave the hope to win my FLR FP application and today after fighting our case for almost 5 years I have got my BRP card along with my family issuing the visa from HO for 2.5 yrs. Me and my family are very grateful to Mr Johal and his firm and always be a well-wisher for him. We wish and pray for his best success in the future to come." - Mr & Mrs Rahman, August 2020
"Mr Johal, Thank you very much for your efforts, I am very happy now xxx, You worked very hard to do my job, Thanks again" - Miss B, August 2020
"My wife Nurana, and myself Patrick would like to thank you, staff, and the excellent translation services provided by the interpreter. The guidance and advice you gave us was second to none and the outcome was what Nurana and I hoped for. Nurana was born in Baku Azerbaijan and I am a UK national, who has travelled internationally for many years. We were married 16 years ago and have 3 children ranging from 15 years to 4 months. I travelled back to the UK 3 years ago and Nurana travelled on a visit Visa, although the children held British passports as their right. The system is a bit strange, but following your advice we now have LTR (leave to remain) in the UK for Nurana. You were recommended to us, and I can't thank my friend enough for doing so. You have guided us through this complicated process and now we are so grateful to you Gurpreet Singh Johal for the excellent and professional service you have provided, but also Livingstone Brown as a group. Thank you (Mr Johal) for everything, your services were absolutely perfect and very helpful." -Nurana & Patrick D, August 2020
"Thank you (Mr Johal) for everything, your services were absolutely perfect and very helpful." - Nurana & Patrick D, August 2020
"Thank you (Mr Johal) so much for working very hard on my case. I will recommended you to all who need a good solicitor." - Ms Gunez, August 2020
"I am writing this to tell you that I’m very satisfied with my case, you (Mr Johal) were helpful, kind and perfectly timely responsive it was an easy process ever and you were so nice to me and I really appreciated. I would recommend him! Thank you so much once again for your help." - Ms Niang, August 2020
"My name is Feyisayo Daramola, I have known Livingstone Brown for the past 8 years. They have been assisting me on my immigration matters. I can confidently say they are so professional, compassionate and conscientious especially when dealing with clients including myself. I have never regret knowing this firm. Whenever I talk to my contacts (Mr Johal) at this firm they have high level of respect for me. Livingstone Brown service is a first class service and I will recommend anybody who have immigration issues to contact them, thank you." - August 2020