Political Asylum & Human Rights Litigation for Refugees
The UK is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and a high contracting party to the European Convention on Human Rights. The UK continues to provide a haven to people fleeing oppressive and authoritarian regimes across the world, and those fleeing war torn regions seeking refuge from armed conflict.
At McGill & Co we are proud to provide comprehensive advice and assistance to those making claims for asylum and humanitarian protection, and provide expert representation at the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum), Upper Tribunal, and the Court of Session on appeal. Our asylum team specialise in the practice of constitutional and administrative law, to ensure that the United Kingdom meets its international obligation to provide a safe haven for those seeking refuge from persecution and war.
McGill & Co have conducted litigation in this field at both the Outer and Inner House of the Court of Session, the Supreme Court of the UK in London, and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.