Edinburgh - 0131 228 2083
Glasgow - 0141 248 6552

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

The UK Government promotes two main immigration categories for individuals wishing to invest in the UK: Tier 1 (Investor) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur). We are highly adept at securing the appropriate visa for our clients wishing to invest in the UK. 

At McGill & Co, we have a substantial track record of success in securing investor and entrepreneur visas for our clients. Our clients range from individuals to major corporations and our versatile team are well versed in dealing with any immigration scenario that may arise. We provide first-class representation on all aspects of the immigration process and have been responsible for a number of court judgments of wide significance in the immigration law field.

For the team at McGill & Co, it is important to continue to nurture and grow our well-established reputation for providing a pragmatic and cost-effective service, while devising and delivering innovative solutions to our clients all over the world.  

To discuss your specific circumstances and requirements with our expert team, contact us today by calling 0131 228 2083 for our Edinburgh office or 0141 248 6552 for our Glasgow office or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.

Our Recent Investment & Entrepreneur Work

McGill & Co assisted numerous clients with complex Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) applications in 2017. Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is a visa category which allows foreign nationals with a credible and viable business plan to enter the UK in order to establish or join a business. They must have £200,000 to invest into that business. They can remain in the UK after an initial period of three years if their business is successful and they have created at least two full time jobs. We have assisted entrepreneurs across a variety of industries including in the renewable energy, food manufacturing, mechanical engineering, IT, sports, and hospitality sectors. We provide advice to our clients about eligibility under the rules, review all supporting evidence to ensure compliance with the rules, and prepare a detailed letter of representations outlining how all of the legal requirements have been met. 

Many of our clients in 2017 have had atypical circumstances which required detailed advice on how to evidence the investment of funds into the business, on some occasions requiring restructuring of assets prior to submission of the application to the Home Office to ensure compliance with the rules. For instance, in one case it was necessary to convert an investment made by way of director’s loan into share capital before submission. In another, third-party funding from a US-based parent company was relied upon. The entrepreneur rules are particularly technical and, in places, quite ambiguous. Clients have been grateful for our expert advice assisting them through the process. Their business, their livelihood, and often the livelihood of several employees working for the company, all depend on a successful outcome.

This example has been included to demonstrate the high-value private client immigration work that the firm undertakes. Few other firms in Scotland have the expertise and skills to take on this type of work.

Work on Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) investment has been led by Darren Stevenson and John Vassiliou, with the assistance of Iain Halliday.

Contact our Immigration Solicitors in Edinburgh and Glasgow

We understand the importance of efficiency and cost-effectiveness in handling immigration matters for our business clients, which is why we always strive to make the process as straightforward as it can be. We act strategically, and our niche practice allows us to provide in-depth, bespoke and specialist advice unavailable from large corporate firms.

To discuss your specific circumstances with one of our experts, contact us today by calling 0131 228 2083 for our Edinburgh office or 0141 248 6552 for our Glasgow office or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our dedicated team will get back to you as soon as possible.

The service was, in one word, fantastic! We had the pleasure of dealing with both Darren and Iain, at the Glasgow office, for our extension application on an Entrepreneurial visa. They liaised with our accountant directly to obtain the necessary information, and made life as easy as possible for us during the whole process. I can recommend this company without any hesitation - Zelda Roberts
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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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