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


05 June 2019 Jack Freeland Blog
  Those who claim asylum in the UK are not normally allowed to work whilst their claim is being considered. However, the Home Office may grant permission to work to asylum seekers whose claim has been outstanding for more than 12 months through no fault of their own.

29 May 2019 Darren Stevenson Blog
The Migration Advisory Committee has recently reviewed the Shortage Occupation List and buried within the report is some good news for restaurants;

22 May 2019 James Ritchie Personal Immigration
If you are British or settled in the UK, and are recently engaged to a non-EEA partner, you may be planning for them to join you under the fiancé category of the Immigration Rules. This blog will not cover the full spectrum of rules related to fiancé visas, but briefly answer the most common questions on the visa category.  

26 April 2019 Grace McGill Blog
  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 James Ritchie Personal Immigration
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 Iain Halliday Blog
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 McGill & Co Blog
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 Grace McGill Blog
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 Iain Halliday Brexit & EU Migration
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 James Ritchie Business Immigration
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.

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