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


15 November 2018 James Ritchie Personal Immigration
 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.  

14 November 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors News & Announcements
Appellants in immigration cases would normally be delighted if a court made an unambiguous finding that the government had acted unfairly towards them. Not so the family of Bashar Al-Assad. Read about the full case written by our John Vassiliou published on Free Movement here.
02 November 2018 Jack Freeland Brexit
Following the initial testing phase of the scheme in August, the second phase of the EU Settlement Scheme pilot began yesterday, 01 November 2018. We will summarise details of the pilot and the requirements of the scheme, and provide some guidance on how employers can prepare for the full implementation of the scheme in March 2019.

01 November 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors News & Announcements
We are pleased to announce that McGill & Co Solicitors have again been ranked Band 1 in the Legal 500 in relation to our immigration services in Scotland.

31 October 2018 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
 Yesterday, Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes, announced that should we face a no-deal Brexit, employers will have to check their EU national employee’s right to work.

30 October 2018 James Ritchie News & Announcements
  Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, presented the Budget to the House of Commons for the year ahead.

23 October 2018 Iain Halliday News & Announcements
  Earlier this year various media outlets reported on the Home Office’s dreadful treatment of several Commonwealth citizens who arrived in the UK in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This group of migrants, given the moniker “the Windrush generation” after the name of a ship which arrived in the UK from Jamaica in 1948, have a legal right to reside in the UK permanently. However, many do not have documentation to prove this right.

18 October 2018 Iain Halliday Immigration
In the recent case SR (subsisting parental relationship – s117B(6)) Pakistan 2018 UKUT 3345 (IAC) the Upper Tribunal examines the requirement to consider whether it would be reasonable for a child who is British or who has lived here for 7 years to leave the UK. The requirement is imposed by  section 117B(6) of the Nationality, Immigration, and Asylum Act 2002 which states:  “In the case of a person who is not liable to deportation, the public interest does not require the person’s removal where —  

11 October 2018 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
  On 1 November 2018, a pilot scheme for EU Settlement is due begin. The pilot will run until 21 December 2018.

04 October 2018 James Ritchie Brexit & EU Migration
 As detailed in a previous blog from 6 September, the UK Government have announced a pilot scheme to allow migrants to work on UK farms.

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