The latest Scottish legal news from Drummond Miller
New Home Office guidance on late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

New Home Office guidance on late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

For most applicants living in the UK before 31 December 2020, the deadline to make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021. Read More >
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Updated guidance on record-keeping for sponsors

On 16 March 2021, the Home Office published an updated version of Appendix D: keeping documents - guidance for sponsors (“Appendix D”) which now provides clarity on the record-keeping requirements... Read More >
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Right to Works Checks – What employers need to know in a post-Brexit workplace

Given the serious implications for employers who are caught employing illegal workers, employers have been anxiously awaiting guidance on the position from the Home Office. Read More >
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Long-awaited Graduate Visa Route to launch in July 2021

The Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules published on 4 March 2021 announced the introduction of the long-awaited unsponsored Graduate visa route on 1 July 2021. Read More >
Their voices must be heard

“Their voices must be heard…”

Drummond Miller were recently instructed as Edinburgh solicitors in an important appeal case regarding the court’s duty when considering whether to explore children’s views before making an order under section... Read More >
Proceed…with Extreme Prejudice

A v XY Ltd - Proceed…with Extreme Prejudice

Outer House of Court of Session rules on application of the substantial prejudice “safe guard” under section 17D of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017 in historic child abuse... Read More >
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Covid 19 – Exceptional assurance scheme and regularising your stay in the UK

Originally published in March 2020, the exceptional assurance scheme guidance has been revised and extended a number of times in line with ever evolving lockdown restriction as a result of... Read More >
Child British Citizen Fee

Is the Home Office fee for registration of a child as a British citizen lawful?

A child who is born in the UK is not automatically a British citizen if their parent(s) did not hold indefinite leave to remain or British citizenship at the time... Read More >
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Direct Adoption Petition Process in Scotland

The legal procedure to adopt a child can be a daunting and emotional time for prospective adopters. We have briefly outlined the legal process of adopting a child placed with... Read More >
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Domestic Violence, Evidence and COVID-19

In this blog, we consider some key points that an application to the Home Office based on domestic abuse should address. Read More >