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


12 September 2019 Amna Ashraf Personal Immigration
In this webinar, we cover specifically the financial requirement which is the most predominant of all five requirements. Introduced in 2012, it requires the UK sponsor to be earning at least £18,600 to sponsor their partner with a further £3,800 for the first non-British child and £2,400 for each additional non-British children. We touch upon the variety of different income streams that are allowed and cover the evidence requirement for the most common income streams: employment income and savings. We also outline the possibility of sponsoring your partner if you are on certain benefits.

09 August 2019 Amna Ashraf Personal Immigration
We are commencing a series of webinars addressing the common issues arising in applications for family migration to the UK. We will be providing guidance on the legalities and processes involved in bringing a loved one to the UK. Our first video serves as an introduction to the topic.    

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
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