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Corporate Immigration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"She is a very knowledgeable and active immigration lawyer in the UK"

"Grace is an excellent and very experienced lawyer"


Grace McGill is the senior and founding partner of McGill & Co, a specialist immigration firm based in Scotland representing clients throughout the UK and globally. An experienced practitioner in the field since 1995, she established McGill & Co in 2008. The firm has been accredited with a Tier 1 ranking by The Legal 500 since 2013 described as “ in a league of its own “ with Grace recognised as the leading individual in Scotland since 2015. The firm has a highly established reputation for handling complex and novel immigration and nationality cases with efficiency and skill.

Specialising in corporate and family migration, she represents clients globally. She also has a particular interest in the field of foreign adoptions and was the instructing solicitor in a case at the Court of Session which recognised a foreign adoption at Scottish common law for the first time. 

Holding a masters degree in international human rights law, she is recognised as an accredited specialist in immigration law by the Law Society of Scotland. She has been a Trustee of the Immigration Law Practitioners association in London since 2014 and a former trustee of the Scottish Child Law Centre in Edinburgh. She is a council member of the Society of  Writers to her Majesty’s Signet (WS) and sits on the professional conduct committee of the Law Society of Scotland. Grace has been admitted as a foreign legal consultant by the Supreme Court in Texas and is an international associate member of the American Immigration Law Association. She is also appointed to the advisory board of Migration Policy Scotland.

She is the principal author of the immigration law chapter of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia and has written for the International Bar Association and LexisNexis.

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