Stuart McWilliams


Stuart is an accredited specialist in immigration law and a partner in our Litigation division in Glasgow.

Stuart is the lead member of our top ranked immigration team. He advises both individuals and businesses on all aspects of UK immigration law.

He provides advice and assistance to clients in relation to the Skilled Worker and Global Mobility Sponsorship process and is recognised for his expertise in working with companies who are experiencing skill shortages. He provides strategic advice to businesses dealing with right to work and sponsor compliance issues, as well as practical guidance on how to best use the visa system to fit their needs. 

Stuart has experience advising on the Innovator Founder ,Start up and Global Talent visa categories, as well as advising Tier 1 Entrepreneurs and Investors applying for extensions and indefinite leave to remain.

Further, Stuart deals with private client immigration matters and can advise on any application for Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Remain or Citizenship. He speaks frequently on immigration issues having previously given expert evidence before the UK Parliament and has particular expertise in relation to the family migration rules.

Stuart is a former Convener of the Law Society of Scotland's Immigration and Asylum Law Sub-Committee.

Stuart McWilliams is a kind and committed asset to your team and I was very happy with the advice and attention given. I am very happy with the experience with him as my solicitor.

Chambers and Partners

They have a keen insight into the inner workings and politics of the Home Office and UKBA as well as the personalities of some of the key players involved in the decision-making. Their response times were remarkable and the overall level of service is excellent.

Chambers and Partners

Stuart McWilliams is described by a recent client as a great solicitor whose exceptional qualities and endless enthusiasm has made him an invaluable asset. His broad practice sees him engaged on business immigration matters as well as applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Chambers and Partners

He is praised by clients for his professionalism, care, diligence and client-friendly approach from start to finish

Chambers and Partners

He is highly experienced and efficient and provides swift communication. He is very familiar with the existing rules and aware of any new changes.

Chambers and Partners

Stuart Mcwilliams

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