A recently published article on the Free Movement website describes how McGill & Co’s John Vassiliou successfully represented a client whose Appendix FM spouse entry clearance visa application had been denied on the grounds that she had an outstanding debt with the NHS.
As regular readers of this blog will be aware, British nationality law has, historically, discriminated against women and those born out of wedlock. See our previous post here for a discussion of the various vagaries of British nationality law in the context of the Shane Ridge case which was reported in the media towards the end of last summer.
The essential contribution made by inward migration to Scotland’s population and economy was highlighted in a recent publication by the National Records of Scotland, which revealed that the number of non-British nationals living in Scotland rose by 12% in 2017 compared to the previous year, taking the total number to 378,000.
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.
If you have been settled in the United Kingdom now for some time, you may be preparing to apply for naturalisation as a British Citizen. This is an area of immigration fraught with obstacles, which are surmountable if one knows what the Home Office are looking for. This article is written with the intention of setting out the most common reasons for, and how to avoid, refusal.
Despite Government efforts to make the process of applying for Settled Status inclusive and straightforward, certain vulnerable groups of EU citizens remain at risk of losing their legal status post-Brexit, a new report has warned.
“[T]his Court sees too many cases in which applicants for leave or their advisers – particularly in cases depending on article 8 outside the Rules – devote their energies to setting out extracts from the case-law rather than to demonstrating a compelling case based on the details of the applicant’s particular circumstances. The latter exercise may require more work, but it is what the Secretary of State, and if necessary the Tribunal, will be more concerned with. Cases of this kind generally turn on their facts, and the applicable law does not require elaborate exposition.” 
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I contacted McGill &Co when my citizenship application ran into difficulties which I struggled to sort out myself. I was very impressed by Iain Halliday who helped me secure it. His kind professionalism and knowledge of immigration law, the speedy email responses and the final letter of representation confirmed that it was the right decision to engage this law firm and in future, I will have no reservations recommending them to anyone who struggles with immigration matters.
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A very professional and trustworthy firm. My husband and I worked with Amna, who was consistently reliable, precise, transparent, and just generally pleasant as a person throughout the application process. We have to thank Amna for providing additional support beyond her office hours in order to help us meet certain deadlines! We got a decision rather quickly after Amna submitted our application. You would not regret having your case handled by them!
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I was very impressed with the services I received from McGill & Co, specifically James Ritchie, Solicitor. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to walk me through the process and kept me informed of the status of my application. He was very prompt with his responses to my queries and thorough with his follow up. James made a complex matter very simple to complete. I highly recommend him.