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


26 April 2019 Blog Grace McGill
  On the 12th April 2019, the European Parliament and European Council approved an agreement to waive the visa requirements for UK citizens travelling to the EU after Brexit, whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or not. Regulation (EU)  2019/592 of  the  European Parliament and  of  the  Council of  10  April 2019, amending Regulation (EU)  2018/1806, lists the  third  countries  whose nationals must  be  in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from  that  requirement.

19 April 2019 Personal Immigration James Ritchie
If you are British or settled in the UK, and have a member of your family abroad who is in serious need of long-term personal care, you may wish to apply for them to join you under the adult dependent relative category of the Immigration Rules. In this blog we will briefly answer the most common questions on the subject of adult dependent relatives.  

12 April 2019 Blog Iain Halliday
Earlier this week, in a guest post on our blog, Dawn Robertson, an employment law specialist at Rooney Nimmo, wrote about what is involved from an employment law perspective in the sale of UK companies to companies based in other parts of the world.

09 April 2019 Blog McGill & Co
Whether you are selling your business to a US company or buying a UK business, our guest blogger, Dawn Robertson, an employment law specialist with international corporate law firm, Rooney Nimmo, tells us what is involved from a people perspective.

04 April 2019 Blog Grace McGill
Victims of domestic violence, who have been admitted to the UK as the spouse or partner of a British citizen can apply for leave to remain under the domestic violence concession. They must be able to show that the relationship has permanently broken down as a result of the DV.

02 April 2019 Brexit & EU Migration Iain Halliday
As the UK’s departure from the EU approaches many European citizens in the UK are turning their attention to applications for British citizenship. Becoming a citizen is not necessary in order to secure your status in the UK – obtaining settled status is enough. However many decide that they would like to take the extra step of becoming a British citizen.

29 March 2019 Business Immigration James Ritchie
As of today, the Start-up and Innovator visa categories have opened to applicants.  The Home Office have today published a full list of authorised endorsing bodies that can issue endorsements for the Start-up visa and another for the Innovator list.

28 March 2019 Business Immigration James Ritchie
What is it? Another new visa route presented in the immigration white paper of December 2018, set to go live this Friday. The Innovator visa was initially proposed in the white paper as a route: “For experienced business people who want to set up a business in the UK that is innovative, scalable and viable.”

27 March 2019 Changes to Immigration Grace McGill
On 7 March 2019 the Home Office released its statement of changes setting out proposed changes to UK immigration rules which come into effect on the 29th March 2019.

19 March 2019 Immigration James Ritchie
What is it? A new visa route announced in June 2018, and presented in the immigration white paper published in December 2018. The Start-up is designed specifically for those with an innovative business idea and appropriate commercial experience. It is one amongst many new or reformed “specialist routes” recently proposed by the Government for who they deem “highly valuable migrants and workers”.

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"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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