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GILLIAN MCCALL

Immigration Barrister

LL.B (Hons), LL.M (Cantab), Barrister

Called to the Bar: 2013

  • Education:
    • LL.B (Hons) Lancaster University (First Class)
    • LL.M (Cantab) University of Cambridge
    • BPTC City Law School (Outstanding)
    • Lord Justice Holker BPTC Award Gray’s Inn (2012)
    • Jacobson Bequest for International Law (St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge) (2010)
    • Lancaster and Morecambe District Law Society Prize for Best Performance in the LL.B Degree (2009)
  • Practice:

    Gillian has experience assisting our individual and business clients with their applications, appeals, judicial reviews and administrative reviews.  Gillian’s wide scope of knowledge of the Immigration Rules and case law allow her to advise clients on all aspects of their immigration cases and suggest suitable options for a successful outcome.

    Gillian has significant experience of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), (Investor) and (Exceptional Talent) categories.  She has assisted a number of our Entrepreneur clients to successfully enter the UK, extend their stay and subsequently apply for settlement in the UK. She has a particular interest in challenging refusal decisions and assisting clients to make fresh applications following refusals, having successfully overturned a number of refusal decisions by way of judicial review, appeal and fresh application.

    Gillian regularly writes about the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category for chambers’ blog, as well as external sources, such as LexisPSL. She has also appeared before a Migration Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the future of the Tier 1 Entrepreneur category in the UK.

    Gillian also has considerable experience assisting spouses, fiancées and unmarried partners both under the Immigration Rules and EEA regulations. She also has extensive experience with claims relating to children, human rights and asylum. She is regularly instructed by both members of the public and professional clients to appear before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in cases where a decision taken by the Home Office will have the effect of separating a family or impacting children. She has a particular expertise in cases with complex financial arrangements or complicated immigration histories.

    Having assisted clients across a broad range of applications and appeals, Gillian is well-placed to advise on allegations of deception in whatever category they arise. She has previously successfully assisted individuals overturn allegations of deception in fresh applications following a ten-year ban from the UK and in administrative review proceedings.

  • International Experience:

    Before being called to the Bar, Gillian spent three months at the Hague as an intern at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and while studying she worked with the UNDP for Serbia. She has also worked with a number of UK based domestic and international human rights charities including Liberty, Amicus, Interights and the Burma Justice Committee. She has also taken part in ad hoc projects relating to Syria, Bangladesh and Iran.

  • Testimonials:

    “I would like to thank Gillian McCall for helping me to obtain an extension to my investors Tier 1 Visa having had my initial application refused by the Home Office. I found her extremely knowledgeable, considerate and professional in the manner in which she assisted me when obtaining the extension.”
    Xiao Gu – granted an extension of stay as a Tier 1 (Investor)

    “I cannot thank Gillian McCall enough to give my 9 years’ life back to me. She is knowledgeable, honest, responsible and professional in her profession. I wish, I had her from beginning of my visa process.”
    Reza Moloudi – granted extension of stay as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) following Judicial Review proceedings

    “Our case was dealt by Miss. Gillian McCall . The professionalism, way of approach and efficiency is beyond our expectations! Great!! Thank you so much!””
    Teena Jacob – Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) appeal allowed

    “I am very much happy with the excellent service provided by Gillian McCall. She has in depth knowledge and solid understanding of immigration matters. Gillian and team has helped me in each and every stage of my application and kept me informed at all times. Answered all my queries, emails and phone calls promptly.”
    Srikrishna Gaddam – granted an extension of stay as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)

    “Professional service and Ms. Gillian did a great job and support all the way to get my visa approved on time”
    Rami Saadi – Granted entry clearance as a Sole Representative

    “Gillian was the best lawyer. My case finished so quickly more than I expected it. Her timing and way of working was the best I ever seen. My husband will be with me less than two month of the application. I will always use their service anytime I need legal advice. I would like to thank Gillian you are amazing.”
    Aida Berhane – granted Entry Clearance as a Spouse

    “Gillian was awesome, how professionalism should be …”
    Gideon Giwa – granted leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur)