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    • Grace McGill - McGill & Co

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One of the top immigration firms in Scotland’, McGill & Co is ‘staffed by approachable people’. The firm advises on business and investor visas, family migration, refugee law and British nationality issues. Key individuals include Grace McGill, who is ‘tenacious in her representation of her clients’, and ‘extremely thorough’ associate John Vassiliou.

A top-level firm for business immigration’, Morton Fraser’s David Hossack advised AGS-360 Solutions on the relocation of a number of BMW employees to UK offices. Other work relates to Tier 1 visas and family migration rules. Associate Stuart McWilliams is also recommended.

CMS advises universities, cultural institutions and businesses on issues such as work visas and sponsor registration. Finlay McKay advises Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems on Tier 2 transfers from the US. Other clients include the University of Dundee.

Drummond Miller LLP advises on refugee law matters (including appeals), and defends against removals and deportations. David Brown leads the practice in Edinburgh, and Jacqueline Moore is the key contact in Glasgow.

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP’s immigration team advises a range of businesses on matters such as employment of students, Tier 2 visas and British nationality. Alison Weatherhead heads the practice, which acts for Clyde Blowers and GALVmed.

Pinsent Masons LLP advises well-known corporates and universities on issues including group sponsor licences. Euan Smith leads the practice, which includes senior associate Joanne Hennessy, who joined from Burness Paull.

Thorntons Law LLP advises individuals, hi-tech corporates, educational institutions and third-sector institutions on family migration, Tier 1 visas and sponsor licensing. Jamie Kerr heads the practice.

At Weightmans LLP, Elaine McIlroy (who is noted for her ‘calm and methodical approach’) advises technology businesses, cultural organisations and universities on issues such as the resident labour market test, as well as on Tier 2 and Tier 5 visa applications.

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