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

30 June 2021 Grace McGill Blog
Law Society
  Thursday 23 September 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm | WS Society Virtual Classroom Returning by popular demand, this dedicated update for immigration law practitioners covers the practicalities of this rapidly evolving area of law. The increasing complexities of Brexit, the EU settlements scheme and the new points-based immigration system are just some of the current challenges faced by immigration lawyers.

25 June 2021 Grace McGill Blog
  With no extension from Messrs Johnston, Patel  & Foster  on the horizon,  the deadline for EU Settlement Scheme (‘EUSS’) applications of June 30, 2021, is now literally days away. Eligible applicants must submit their application by this deadline to remain lawfully resident in the United Kingdom after July 1, 2021.

11 June 2021 Grace McGill Blog
    Coronavirus (COVID-19): EU Settlement Scheme - guidance for applicants either in or outside the UK who have periods of extended absences due to restrictions associated with coronavirus.

09 June 2021 Clara Smeaton Blog
  We are now in the final month of the EU Settlement Scheme ‘Grace Period’ – the time allowed to EU citizens who were living in the UK before Brexit to apply for Pre-Settled or Settled Status. EU citizens who had not been living in the UK before Brexit cannot apply to the Settlement Scheme.

01 June 2021 Iain Halliday Blog
This is the question addressed by Scotland’s Sheriff Appeal Court in Galbraith Trawlers Limited v Advocate General for Scotland [2021] SAC (Civ) 15, in a judgment issued on 23 April 2021.

26 May 2021 Amna Ashraf Blog
Whilst holding the positive decision in their hands, the stress of the process starts to fade, and clients often shift their focus on the practical aspects of their shiny new visa. A question often asked at this stage is: How many days am I allowed out of the UK? My response: no limit when applying for an extension or indefinite leave to remain, but there is one if you subsequently apply for citizenship. I will explain why I say that.

26 May 2021 Grace McGill Blog
The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA) invites anyone with knowledge and experience of the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme to submit written evidence to assist with our pre-inquiry activities. This information will help the IMA to identify any key areas of concern, compare these findings with those of other organisations, and inform our next steps.

19 May 2021 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
  If you are in the UK and you are an EEA national without a passport, you may be wondering whether you can make a valid application under the EU Settlement Scheme introduced on 29 March 2019. The answer is yes, but is worth discussing in greater detail.  

18 May 2021 Grace McGill Blog
Au Pair
  Au pairs are one of the many childcare options for UK families across the UK. The UK’s points-based immigration system does not offer a dedicated visa route for au pairs, as has been the case since 2008. However, there are ways in which you can hire an au pair to work in your home, as you can hire someone already resident in the UK who has a general right to work.

12 May 2021 Grace McGill Blog
The temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 20 June 2021, and from 21 June 2021 employers will revert to face to face and physical document checks as set out in legislation and guidance. This is aligned with the easing of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, as set out in the government’s roadmap for England and those of the devolved administrations.

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