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


13 December 2018 James Ritchie Changes to Immigration
  On Wednesday, a new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 1779) was published after being presented to Parliament.  The changes are mainly focused on the points based system, but also contain the inclusion of spouses of refuges under domestic abuse settlement provisions and an amendment to ancestry visas.

12 December 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors News & Announcements
As the holiday approaches we would like to take this opportunity to inform valued clients and potential new customers of our Christmas opening hours: We will be closed on the 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January  24th & 31st December opening hours are 9am-2pm 27th & 28th December opening hours are 9am-3pm We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a happy new year, when it comes from all of us here at McGill & Co  
06 December 2018 Jack Freeland Business Immigration
The Home Office announced last night that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route will be suspended from midnight tomorrow, Friday 07 December, until new rules come in to force in 2019. The decision to suspend the visa program has reportedly  been taken as part of reforms designed to tackle organised crime and money laundering.

06 December 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Immigration
In our most recent contribution to Free Movement blog, John Vassilou takes a look at the case of R (Khan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Dishonesty, tax return, paragraph 322(5)) [2018] UKUT 384 (IAC). In particular, John looks at the guidance provided by the Upper Tribunal to the Home Office in relation to Tier 1 (General) applications which raise issues of dishonesty under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules.

04 December 2018 Iain Halliday Personal Immigration
Many clients with children in the UK will have heard of the seven year rule. They will have been told that they need to wait until their child has been in the UK for seven years. What they often don’t know is why this is and what happens once the child reaches seven years residence.

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.

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