Grace is an experienced practitioner in immigration, nationality and refugee law who has worked exclusively in this field since 1995. She established McGill & Co in April 2008. She has extensive experience in all aspects of UK immigration law, focusing commercial immigration, with a particular specialism in Tier 1 Investor applications. She is also uniquely skilled in inter-country adoption work.
Grace manages large corporate clients within the UK and worldwide and is adept at the successful progression of complex immigration matters for individuals, providing skilled representation at all levels of the process.
Amongst many career highlights, she successfully challenged UK government policy on permitted activities for visitors to the UK, leading to a change in the law in respect of visit visa conditions. In the field of foreign adoptions, she acted as instructing solicitor in a case which established legal precedent after the Court of Session recognised a foreign adoption at Scottish common law for the first time.
Grace sits on the Board of Trustees of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association in London and also the Scottish Child Law Centre in Edinburgh. She holds a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the International Bar Association. She has been appointed as a member of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet (WS). She is the present author of the 2nd Reissue of the Immigration Law Chapter of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, published in 2016.
She has been commended for her work by the Legal 500 for the last four years – Grace McGill , practice head at McGill & Co is “approachable and dynamic” and “her grasp of and passion for immigration law is second to none”— Legal 500