Our Team


John Pryde

Founder & Principal Lawyer, Senior Criminal Defence solicitor

35+ years' experience as a Scottish solicitor

Mr John Pryde qualified as a solicitor in 1976. After two years service as a Procurator Fiscal Depute in the Crown and Procurator Fiscal Service, he went into private practice. In 1981 he founded the criminal defence practice John Pryde & Co SSC in Edinburgh. He remains a consultant with that firm.

In recent years, Mr Pryde developed an interest in Chinese culture and in particular the difficulties facing Chinese persons attempting to settle in the UK. Encouraged by his wife Lily ,who is Chinese, and her friend Jacqueline, who is Malaysian, John established Pryde Immigration Lawyers in Glasgow in 2011.

Our professional team

Lawyers, Prarlegal, Solicitor Assistant, Linguists etc.

A group of legal experts and language professionals

  • Immigration lawyers with decades of experience.
  • Paralegal executives with extensive familiarity in immigration cases.
  • Solicitor assistants who have familiar with the technicalities of immigration cases.
  • Linguists who help you in your native language. In the event that we do not have a linguistic in-house that speaks your language, we use a trusted service that offers impartial translation.