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


02 October 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Personal Immigration
An upper tribunal judge has accused the Home Office of breaking the law in trying to force two highly skilled migrants out of the UK by triggering a terrorism-related part of immigration law.

02 October 2018 Iain Halliday Brexit
On 21 September 2018 the Inner House of Court of Session in Edinburgh (Scotland’s highest court) decided to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg whether the UK’s notification of intention to leave the EU, issued on 29 March 2016 under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, can be unilaterally revoked.

02 October 2018 Jack Freeland Business Immigration
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 Grace McGill Personal Immigration
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 James Ritchie Personal Immigration
 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 James Ritchie Business Immigration
Announced today by Savid Javid and Michael Gove is a pilot to allow migrants to work on UK farms.

05 September 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Personal Immigration
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 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
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 James Ritchie Blog
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 Jack Freeland Business Immigration
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.

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