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

29 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Business Immigration
A lack of clarity over what the UK’s post-Brexit immigration policy will look like is causing uncertainty for businesses across the UK and also concern over how any future policy might impact on their workforce, new reports have revealed. The uncertainty is also prompting different interest groups to put forward their own views on what the country’s future immigration system should look like. 

27 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors EEA Applications
As outlined in our posting on August 16 2017, last summer the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to assess and report on the current likely future patterns of EEA migration and the impacts of that migration on the UK after Brexit. After hearing evidence, including that of McGill & Co, the Committee has now published a summary of the some, but not all, of the responses in the interim MAC report. With the final report due to be delivered in September 2018, this article will summarise the findings of the Committee so far.

20 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
Last week the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) published a policy review setting out their recommendations for the Government on the topic of immigration post-Brexit. Of the many proposals, CaSE suggested:

19 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Business Immigration
The Campaign for Science and Engineering ( CaSE) has called on the UK Government to develop a post-Brexit immigration system that contributes to the UK being a global hub for science and engineering so that the country can reap the associated economic and social benefits. 

19 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
The current registration requirements for Croatian workers will expire on 30 June bringing their rights to work in Britain in line with other EU citizens. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes made the announcement in a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament today.

19 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
On 15 March 2018 the Home Office presented a brief new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC895) to Parliament. The changes, accompanied by a short explanatory note, will come into force on 06 April 2018. This article will examine the most notable of these changes, and their effects on certain routes to entry clearance and settlement.

15 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Personal Immigration
Today the UK Government laid a draft remedial order before Parliament to amend the good character requirement for British citizenship applications. The order will remove the good character requirement for registration applications under the following sections of the British Nationality Act 1981:

23 February 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Specialist Advice & Litigation
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 iSquare Brexit & EU Migration
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 iSquare Brexit & EU Migration
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.

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