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


17 December 2018 Personal Immigration Iain Halliday
In the recent decision of SA v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] CSIH 71  the Court of Session considers the correct approach to assessing whether it is reasonable to expect a child who has lived in the UK for seven years (or who is British) to leave the UK.

04 December 2018 Personal Immigration Iain Halliday
Many clients with children in the UK will have heard of the seven year rule. They will have been told that they need to wait until their child has been in the UK for seven years. What they often don’t know is why this is and what happens once the child reaches seven years residence.

15 November 2018 Personal Immigration James Ritchie
 If you are looking to make an application to the Home Office and wish to do so at your own convenience, the new VIP Service provided by Sopra Steria may be an option for you.  

03 October 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
The Home Office has lost nearly 75% of final immigration court appeals allowing asylum seekers and other migrants to stay in the UK, according to recent figures. In the year from April 2017 to March 2018, 11,974 cases were determined in court, with 4,332 of the decisions by the Home Office reversed in the court.

02 October 2018 Personal Immigration McGill & Co Solicitors
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.

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.

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. 

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.

15 August 2018 Personal Immigration James Ritchie
If you are considering applying for a UK Ancestry visa, you may have read the basic application requirements on the Government webpage.

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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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