Melissa Southall

Position(s)  Solicitor

Area(s) of Practice  Immigration

Location(s)  West Midlands

Phone  07702919705


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Melissa Southall is an Immigration Solicitor at Cartwright King in Birmingham and provides extensive personal immigration advice to our clients.

Melissa is a dedicated solicitor and provides an excellent service to all her clients. 

Melissa has several years experience in all kinds of immigration and asylum work, and has a particular interest in applications involving the rights of children.

She also has experience of Judicial Reviews.

To see a full list of Immigration services Melissa can help you with please visit our Immigration department.


"Melissa is an outstanding immigration lawyer. She is professional, knowledgeable and dedicated! Great asset to Cartwright King Solicitors. If you are looking for a great immigration lawyer - please, look no further! Melissa is truly amazing. 
Not only she is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in immigration field - she is super attentive and dedicated, She is always available via email or phone, answers all the questions in details, and during meetings - she is always prepared and will spend extra time with you. She will not just collect your money and forget about your case - she will always be in touch, guiding you through the whole process until success. I am very glad I chose Melissa as my lawyer and highly recommend to use her services if you need help in your immigration process."
- Client testimonial, June 2018

"I got my certificate and I am now a British Citizen. Thank you for your help. You've been very efficient and thorough, which helped a lot and I shall recommend you." - Client testimonial, May 2018

Melissa was great. I cannot sing her praises enough. She is friendly, smart and professional. I would recommend her to anyone." - Client testimonial, April 2018

"Thank you for everything you have done to help us, we will never forget and will always recommend you in the future." - Client testimonial, March 2018

"Many thanks again you are absolutely the best at what you do! Thank you so much from my heart." - Client testimonial, March 2018

"Cartwright King is a legal firm of outstanding quality, judging from our recent experience. Our case was handled by Melissa Southall, an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who worked hard to ensure that everything went smoothly. The services that Cartwright King offer, it must be said, are exceptionally good value for money. If you are looking for a friendly yet professional firm who will get positive results, do not hesitate." - Client testimonial, March 2018

"Thank you very much for everything that you have done. Throughout all this you were really friendly yet professional. You are a credit to your firm." - Client testimonial, February 2018

"I used Cartwright King for Immigration matters and the service that I received was absolutely brilliant. Melissa Southall was very thorough and always responded to my queries and concerns in a timely manner and with such professionalism. I would not hesitate in recommending this firm to others and I would certainly use them again should I need to." - Client testimonial, November 2017

"We are very happy to have used the services of Cartwright King to obtain a UK Fiancée visa. Melissa Southall was everything we could wish for. She was very knowledgeable, speedy, precise, pro-active, re-active and easily accessible. Melissa's professionalism and people skills are tremendous. Her back-up report which accompanied the Visa application was quite something. Thank you so much" - Client testimonial, November 2017

"Thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate all your hard work. I can’t thank you enough for all your advice. I will definitely contact you in the future if needed." - Client testimonial, November 2017

"Melissa is a very professional Solicitor and supported us with all the necessary detailed information." - Client testimonial, October 2017 

"Nothing was too much trouble for Melissa to sort out. She was very professional and personable... highly recommended." - Client testimonial, October 2017 

"I am grateful to you that you took all the stress and restored everything out for me." - Client testimonial, October 2017 

"Melissa was so helpful and made what was a difficult and stressful process significantly easier. Her patience, approachability and thoroughness were appreciated, and the time she took to explain the process to us made it easier understand. Thanks again Melissa." - Client testimonial, June 2017

"Melissa's reassurance and professional manner helped me and my family through the most challenging situation we ever faced. She is a credit to the firm, we would definitely recommend her and would never hesitate to use her services again. Thanks a million Melissa! You have done so much for us, more than you know." - Client testimonial, June 2017

"Melissa, Words are not enough. Thanks a million times over." - Client testimonial, June 2017

"I can't thank you enough for all your help and support. You've been very helpful since day one and hence why we've received a positive result." - Client testimonial, May 2017

"Case was managed with minimum of fuss and the solicitor Melissa was very professional in discharging her duties, checking at every stage that the process was understood by professionals and client alike." - Client testimonial, May 2017  

"Very efficient service with attention to detail." - Client testimonial, May 2017  

"We thanked God for using you to touch our lives. May you forever remain in God's blessings and may you continue to be a light in peoples lives. You are kind, you are thoughtful, you are appreciated. Thank you." - Client testimonial, May 2017 

"We wanted to thank you for handling our case. Previously, visa applications have been an extremely stressful time. You have handled it with such professionalism, clarity and understanding that our over riding feeling has been of peace of mind." - Client testimonial, February 2017

"I called several firms before choosing Cartwright King, and my mind was made up to go with them as they were the only firm that offered advice without talking money straight away. Melissa Southall, our solicitor was nothing less than incredible. She gave us straight advice, no fluff, and even though our situation was a complex and difficult one, she guided us every step of the way to an amazing, fast and positive conclusion. I have already sent several friends her way, and will always call Cartwright King in the first instance whenever we need legal help advice or representation. Five stars isnt enough !!!" ​- Client testimonial, February 2017

“Looking for an immigration solicitor was a difficult task because I wanted to find someone affordable, flexible, reputable and reliable. I had shopped around and was left disappointed. But when I contacted Cartwright King Solicitors from the very first interaction I was impressed. I called and first spoke to the very solicitor who ended up successfully supporting my husband's visa application to the UK. I felt that our case was in reliable hands from day 1. Thank you to Melissa Southall for her knowledge, time and expertise.” - Client testimonial, January 2017

"I would recommend Cartwright King to anyone with visa issues. My problems were complex and my wife had to leave the UK but with Cartwright King's help everything was resolved and the fees were very reasonable. I had many questions answered and my case was put foward in a highly professional and very meticulous manner. Thank you Melissa Southall for a brilliant professional service." - Client testimonial, December 2016

"I appreciate all you've done for us, your service and attention has been excellent, we couldn't have got any better service." - Client testimonial, December 2016

"I would like to thank Melissa Southall and Cartwright King for their assistance with applying for my fiancée's visa. Melissa was very welcoming, helpful and professional throughout the whole application and was always contactable. I couldn't be happier with the smooth process and the result." - Client Testimonial, October 2016

"I would like to thank Melissa Southall for her high standard of work on my wife's visa application. She answered all our questions and prepared an excellent application and we are delighted with the outcome. We will recommend your company to our friends. Melissa's meticulous approach is what we needed and her knowledge of the law was excellent. Your prices are great for the very high standard offered." - Client testimonial, October 2016

"A huge thank you! We are both so grateful for your help, support, advice and expertise. You are a super star!" - Client testimonial, August 2016

"Thank you for all of your help. Outstanding level of work." - Client testimonial, August 2016

"I have very good news on my fiancé's visas for the UK - they have been successfully granted thanks to your hard work and effort." - Client testimonial, August 2016

"Many thanks for all of your assistance - it certainly made my application much less stressful!" - Client testimonial, August 2016

"Many thanks for the advice, guidance and assistance you have provided us both during 2015/16." - Client testimonial, August 2016

"Many thanks for your work and support during this process - it is much appreciated." - Client testimonial, August 2016

"We are very pleased and satisfied, both with the conclusion of the case and with the result. Moreover we are both very satisfied with the professionalism and the way you have added a personal touch to our case. We will have no hesitation in contacting you in the future. Also I will recommend your company to anyone who needs help with immigration matters. Again we wish to say a very heartfelt thank you for all your work and continued success for the future." - Client testimonial, July 2016

"Thank you for all you effort, time and support." - Client testimonial, July 2016

"Thank you very much for all the hard work, help and continuous support in getting the entry clearance." - Client testimonial, June 2016

"Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your efforts in making this all come together." - Client testimonial, May 2016

"Just wanted to thank you myself for a fantastic job well done. If ever I face a hanging offence I think I would ask you to write my plea!" - Client testimonial, November 2015

"Once again from my wife and I, thank you so much for everything. Finally happy together and forever." - Client testimonial, November 2015

"Thank you again for excellent and efficient work." - Client testimonial, February 2015

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