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


20 March 2018 Brexit & EU Migration McGill & Co Solicitors
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 Business Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
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 Brexit & EU Migration McGill & Co Solicitors
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 Brexit & EU Migration McGill & Co Solicitors
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 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
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 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.

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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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