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


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.

07 February 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
The Immigration Health Surcharge is a now well known term among applicants and practitioners as it was introduced almost 3 years ago, on 6 April 2015. Unlike application fees, it remained static at £200 per year for non-EEA nationals applying to work, study or join your family in the UK for more than 6 months.

06 February 2018 Specialist Advice & Litigation McGill & Co Solicitors
The Home Office introduced the Destitution Domestic Violence Concession (DDV) to assist women on a spousal visa or the five year family migration route as the spouse, civil partner, or partner of someone who is British or present and settled in the UK fleeing domestic abuse who have no recourse to public funds (who are destitute and need financial help).

01 February 2018 Specialist Advice & Litigation McGill & Co Solicitors
The Court of Appeal considered the Home Office’s “evidential flexibility” policy earlier this week in Mudiyanselage v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 65, After comprehensively reviewing the history of the policy the court concludes that, when it comes to applications under the Points Based System, the policy applies only in the circumstances prescribed by the rues, namely:

25 January 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
There are two recent changes to the rules on calculating continuous residence which those applying for indefinite leave to remain as a Points Based System Migrant and their partners will need to look out for:

12 January 2018 Asylum Seekers McGill & Co Solicitors
On 20 December 2017, the Court of Appeal issued a determination in relation to the rules that govern the deportation of foreign criminals. 

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.

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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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