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


09 January 2020 Iain Halliday Specialist Advice & Litigation
There is a 3 month time limit for lodging a petition for judicial review against a Home Office decision which does not attract a statutory right of appeal. When does this 3 month period start: on the date decision was made; or on the date the decision was received?  

23 February 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Specialist Advice & Litigation
Whether it is for business, tourism, or to visit family, the United Kingdom is a popular destination for visitors. If you or someone you know is planning to visit the UK, it is wise to understand what a visitor is permitted to and limited by, before entering the country.

08 February 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Specialist Advice & Litigation
In a judgement handed down this morning, the Supreme Court has opened the door to applications for registration as a British citizen from people born abroad to a British mothers between 1949 and 1983.

06 February 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Specialist Advice & Litigation
The Home Office introduced the Destitution Domestic Violence Concession (DDV) to assist women on a spousal visa or the five year family migration route as the spouse, civil partner, or partner of someone who is British or present and settled in the UK fleeing domestic abuse who have no recourse to public funds (who are destitute and need financial help).

01 February 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Specialist Advice & Litigation
The Court of Appeal considered the Home Office’s “evidential flexibility” policy earlier this week in Mudiyanselage v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 65, After comprehensively reviewing the history of the policy the court concludes that, when it comes to applications under the Points Based System, the policy applies only in the circumstances prescribed by the rues, namely:

22 September 2017 Grace McGill Specialist Advice & Litigation
The significance of the Supreme Court ruling in this landmark ruling cannot be over stated. It extends beyond the realm of employment law. There must be a preserved guarantee of access to justice, prompt and fair.   Its judgment is extraordinary not just for its ruling that the fees are illegal, but for the way it justified that ruling. The supreme court made its case primarily based not on EU law, but on two principles of common law: the constitutional right of access to justice and the rule that statutory rights, established by parliament, must not be undermined by secondary legislation with minimal parliamentary scrutiny. This not only makes it Brexit-proof but in doing so, the supreme court explicitly questioned the government’s understanding of the rule of law.

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