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


02 October 2018 Business Immigration Jack Freeland
The Home Office civil penalty scheme is used to ensure that employers are compliant with the immigration rules by conducting proper Right to Work checks to confirm that all employees have the correct permissions to work in the UK. Where businesses are found to be in breach of their duties under the immigration rules, they can expect to be issued with a Civil Penalty Notice by the Home Office. This article will examine the Civil Penalty Notice scheme and signpost what you can do if your business is liable for a civil penalty for employing illegal workers.

26 September 2018 Personal Immigration Grace McGill
The adoption process in the UK is subject to intense scrutiny and legislation to prevent child trafficking and exploitation and is designed for minors under the age of 18 and not adults.

14 September 2018 Personal Immigration James Ritchie
 Whether a person has access to the NHS services depends on their immigration status in the UK. You may therefore be charged for certain services, whilst other services are free to all. Entitlement to NHS services has long been a confusing topic for migrants, and occasionally for the Home Office too.

06 September 2018 Business Immigration James Ritchie
Announced today by Savid Javid and Michael Gove is a pilot to allow migrants to work on UK farms.

05 September 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
John Vassiliou recently contributed to the Free Movement Blog, discussing the use of British Overseas Citizenship, and how it's affected Somali born people. 

04 September 2018 Brexit & EU Migration McGill & Co Solicitors
With the Article 50 deadline of 29 March 2019 approaching, and increasing talk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, many EU citizens are beginning to worry about whether they will be able to remain in the UK, and on what terms they will be able to do so.

28 August 2018 Blog James Ritchie
There are a number of different visa options you may wish to consider when looking to gain entry to the United Kingdom, one of which is the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Visa.

24 August 2018 Business Immigration Jack Freeland
The Home Office, yesterday, released their latest immigration statistics for the second quarter of 2018. Following on from our earlier post on the popularity of the Tier 1 (Investor) route recently and in the first quarter of this year, we look at whether the trend is continuing throughout 2018. This article will also highlight the recent technical changes for Tier 1 (Investor) applicants that came in to force on 06 July 2018.

20 August 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
In our most recent contribution to Free Movement Blog, John Vassiliou discusses the implications of getting a visa application wrong.

17 August 2018 Blog Jack Freeland
It is not uncommon that you may be asked to provide documents that have been certified, notarised, or legalised, or all of the above. But what do these terms mean?

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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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