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


12 January 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
Yesterday (11 January 2018), UK Visas and Immigration issued a number of renewed guidance documents pertaining to a number of application types. This includes visas for students (long and short term), Tier 2, dependants of Tiers 1, 2 , 4, 5, and various Tier 1 categories. See links below:

04 January 2018 Brexit & EU Migration McGill & Co Solicitors
Shortly before Christmas, the UK Government announced that an agreement had been reached with the Irish Government which ensures that the rights enjoyed by British and Irish citizens under the Common Travel Area (CTA) are protected after the UK leaves the EU. The CTA includes the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. British and Irish citizens are entitled to free movement within the CTA (this is independent of any free movement rights derived from EU law). 

22 December 2017 Brexit & EU Migration McGill & Co Solicitors
In what has been referred to as a significant 'breakthrough' by the European Commission president, the UK and the EU have now finalised the first stage of Brexit negotiations. On 08 December 2017 the parties reached an agreement on the three key issues at the core of Brexit, one of which is the rights to be afforded to EU citizens in the UK after Brexit.

12 December 2017 Personal Immigration Jack Freeland
Last week, the Home Office presented a new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC309)  to Parliament. The changes, accompanied by a detailed explanatory note, will mostly come into force on 11 January 2018, except where otherwise indicated. This article will examine the most notable of these changes, and their effects on certain routes to entry clearance and settlement.

01 December 2017 Blog John Vassiliou
Lady Carmichael's judgment in the case of DN against Secretary of State for the Home Department[2017] CSOH 144 issued this week included a finding that the Home Office's policy on the application of paragraph 301 of the Immigration Rules to children of DL holders was discriminatory and unlawful.  Our case note is available to read on Free Movement.

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"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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