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


23 February 2018 Specialist Advice & Litigation McGill & Co Solicitors
Whether it is for business, tourism, or to visit family, the United Kingdom is a popular destination for visitors. If you or someone you know is planning to visit the UK, it is wise to understand what a visitor is permitted to and limited by, before entering the country.

15 February 2018 Brexit & EU Migration iSquare
Since the UK voted to leave the EU in March 2017 there has been considerable uncertainty amongst EU citizens living in the UK as to what rights they will be entitled to post-Brexit. The initial publication of the UK’s negotiating position on Brexit in June provided little clarity of these rights, and alluded to a new ‘settled status’ which will be available to those qualifying EU citizens in the UK after ‘Brexit day,’ 29 March 2019.

15 February 2018 Brexit & EU Migration iSquare
The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed today in the case of Toufik Lounes v the Secretary of State for the Home Department (C‑165/16) that European Union citizens who have exercised their free movement rights by moving to the UK and subsequently naturalised as British citizens are able to sponsor their third-country national family members to enable them to obtain a right of residence in the UK.

09 February 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
Further to yesterday's post about the case of the Advocate General for Scotland v Romein [2018] UKSC 6, we can confirm that the Home Office have updated their guidance on section 4C registrations for children of British citizen mothers.

08 February 2018 Specialist Advice & Litigation McGill & Co Solicitors
In a judgement handed down this morning, the Supreme Court has opened the door to applications for registration as a British citizen from people born abroad to a British mothers between 1949 and 1983.

07 February 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
The Immigration Health Surcharge is a now well known term among applicants and practitioners as it was introduced almost 3 years ago, on 6 April 2015. Unlike application fees, it remained static at £200 per year for non-EEA nationals applying to work, study or join your family in the UK for more than 6 months.

06 February 2018 Specialist Advice & Litigation McGill & Co Solicitors
The Home Office introduced the Destitution Domestic Violence Concession (DDV) to assist women on a spousal visa or the five year family migration route as the spouse, civil partner, or partner of someone who is British or present and settled in the UK fleeing domestic abuse who have no recourse to public funds (who are destitute and need financial help).

01 February 2018 Specialist Advice & Litigation McGill & Co Solicitors
The Court of Appeal considered the Home Office’s “evidential flexibility” policy earlier this week in Mudiyanselage v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 65, After comprehensively reviewing the history of the policy the court concludes that, when it comes to applications under the Points Based System, the policy applies only in the circumstances prescribed by the rues, namely:

25 January 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
There are two recent changes to the rules on calculating continuous residence which those applying for indefinite leave to remain as a Points Based System Migrant and their partners will need to look out for:

12 January 2018 Asylum Seekers McGill & Co Solicitors
On 20 December 2017, the Court of Appeal issued a determination in relation to the rules that govern the deportation of foreign criminals. 

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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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