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


06 December 2018 Business Immigration Jack Freeland
The Home Office announced last night that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route will be suspended from midnight tomorrow, Friday 07 December, until new rules come in to force in 2019. The decision to suspend the visa program has reportedly  been taken as part of reforms designed to tackle organised crime and money laundering.

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.

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.

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.

13 July 2018 Business Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
The important contribution that migrants make to the current and future success of the UK economy has been highlighted in new research, which found that people from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds are twice as likely as their white British counterparts to be early-stage entrepreneurs. 

05 July 2018 Business Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
Tomorrow (Friday 6 July 2018) marks the introduction of the latest statement of changes to Immigration rules. The new rules are a small change in a wider rollout of changes which are taking place.

18 June 2018 Business Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
  The UK Government has announced that it intends to introduce a new “start-up” visa for people who want to start up a business in the UK. 

11 June 2018 Business Immigration Grace McGill
When is an investment in residential or commercial property a permitted investment for the purposes of Tier 1 Visa regulations?

28 May 2018 Business Immigration Jack Freeland
The Tier 1 (Investor) category has always been an attractive route for overseas investors looking to settle in the UK. The recent fallout from the Salisbury poisoning, however, has thrown the Investor route into the spotlight again, with Theresa May now calling for a review of the regime as a whole. The scope of the review is not fully known but the investor scheme has always seen significant tightening of regulatory regimes around it. This article will evidence that, whilst it may appear to be a fragile time for potential applicants under this route, it is still a lucrative regime with more visas being granted under this route in its current form than ever before.

24 April 2018 Business Immigration Jack Freeland
  Last week the Home Office issued revised guidance surrounding the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route for the second time this year. Whilst we covered the earlier changes to this route briefly in a general posting on the rule changes in December , this article will discuss these changes in more detail and also examine the effect of the latest revised guidance.

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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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