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McGill & Co is a Scottish immigration law firm specialising in UK immigration, nationality and refugee law.


17 December 2018 Personal Immigration Iain Halliday
In the recent decision of SA v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] CSIH 71  the Court of Session considers the correct approach to assessing whether it is reasonable to expect a child who has lived in the UK for seven years (or who is British) to leave the UK.

13 December 2018 Changes to Immigration James Ritchie
On Thursday, the latest Code of practice for employers on illegal working penalties has been published by the Home Office.

13 December 2018 Changes to Immigration James Ritchie
  On Wednesday, a new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1779) was published after being presented to Parliament.  The changes are mainly focused on the points based system, but also contain the inclusion of spouses of refuges under domestic abuse settlement provisions and an amendment to ancestry visas.

12 December 2018 News & Announcements McGill & Co Solicitors
As the holiday approaches we would like to take this opportunity to inform valued clients and potential new customers of our Christmas opening hours: We will be closed on the 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January  24th & 31st December opening hours are 9am-2pm 27th & 28th December opening hours are 9am-3pm We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a happy new year, when it comes from all of us here at McGill & Co  
06 December 2018 Business Immigration Jack Freeland
The Home Office announced last night that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route will be suspended from midnight tomorrow, Friday 07 December, until new rules come in to force in 2019. The decision to suspend the visa program has reportedly  been taken as part of reforms designed to tackle organised crime and money laundering.

06 December 2018 Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
In our most recent contribution to Free Movement blog, John Vassilou takes a look at the case of R (Khan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dishonesty, tax return, paragraph 322(5)) [2018] UKUT 384 (IAC). In particular, John looks at the guidance provided by the Upper Tribunal to the Home Office in relation to Tier 1 (General) applications which raise issues of dishonesty under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules.

04 December 2018 Personal Immigration Iain Halliday
Many clients with children in the UK will have heard of the seven year rule. They will have been told that they need to wait until their child has been in the UK for seven years. What they often don’t know is why this is and what happens once the child reaches seven years residence.

15 November 2018 Personal Immigration James Ritchie
 If you are looking to make an application to the Home Office and wish to do so at your own convenience, the new VIP Service provided by Sopra Steria may be an option for you.  

14 November 2018 News & Announcements McGill & Co Solicitors
Appellants in immigration cases would normally be delighted if a court made an unambiguous finding that the government had acted unfairly towards them. Not so the family of Bashar Al-Assad. Read about the full case written by our John Vassiliou published on Free Movement here.
02 November 2018 Brexit Jack Freeland
Following the initial testing phase of the scheme in August, the second phase of the EU Settlement Scheme pilot began yesterday, 01 November 2018. We will summarise details of the pilot and the requirements of the scheme, and provide some guidance on how employers can prepare for the full implementation of the scheme in March 2019.

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McGill & Co are rated by the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 immigration law firm in Scotland...

"A market leader for specialist immigration and human rights law in Scotland’, McGill & Co’s ‘excellent and prompt’ team assists private clients with all aspects of immigration and nationality law, including business, investor and entrepreneur migration, sponsorship licensing, family migration, and asylum and refugee work."

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