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


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.  

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.  

28 February 2019 John Vassiliou Personal Immigration
In our most recent contribution to the Free Movement blog, John Vassiliou discusses why he took a client’s appeal to the media instead of the immigration tribunal for the first time in his career. 

05 February 2019 McGill & Co Solicitors Personal Immigration
In our latest contribution to the Free Movement blog Iain Halliday examines the statutory considerations judges are required to “have regard to” in human rights appeals in the Immigration Tribunal.

31 January 2019 John Vassiliou Personal Immigration
The latest version of the Home Office’s Good character requirement guidance published on 14 January 2019 incorporates long-awaited new sections on children and refugees.

17 December 2018 Iain Halliday Personal Immigration
In the recent decision of SA v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] CSIH 71  the Court of Session considers the correct approach to assessing whether it is reasonable to expect a child who has lived in the UK for seven years (or who is British) to leave the UK.

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.  

03 October 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Personal Immigration
The Home Office has lost nearly 75% of final immigration court appeals allowing asylum seekers and other migrants to stay in the UK, according to recent figures. In the year from April 2017 to March 2018, 11,974 cases were determined in court, with 4,332 of the decisions by the Home Office reversed in the court.

02 October 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Personal Immigration
An upper tribunal judge has accused the Home Office of breaking the law in trying to force two highly skilled migrants out of the UK by triggering a terrorism-related part of immigration law.

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