Day: March 28, 2019

Appeal allowed for a further leave to remain based on private life in the UK and financially dependent child

Nollienne Alparaque and the team were recently successful in an appeal case in the First-tier Tribunal.

In this case, the client has appealed against the refusal for a further leave to remain in the UK, in which they heavily relied on their private life in the UK and their financially dependent child of 20 years of age. The applicant is financially self-sufficient and has owned her business for over ten years. The client’s son is a University student, who failed to obtain a student loan to pay his university fees, as he did not have a three year visa. Due to not being able to finance his own education, as he has no savings and assets, the client’s son seeks full financial support from his mother during his university years.

The judge has considered the fact that the applicant’s son has been living with his mother before going to university, and continues to do so throughout his university years, as he is wholly reliant on his mother and does not lead an independent life. Furthermore, it was found that there is a clear financial and emotional dependency enabling the applicant’s son to complete his education without the applicant’s support. The judge noted that if the client had to leave the UK, she would not be able to run her business, which would make it no longer possible to generate the income required to support and pay for her son’s university education.

The outcome of this appeal was successful, as the judge ruled that under those circumstances it would be a breach of the right to a family life and the client’s son would be deprived in the event of his mother’s removal from the UK to pursue his education and career.

Domestic violence – Indefinite Leave to Remain

A VICTORY FOR OUR CLIENT IN THE FIRST-TIER TRIBUNAL

Our lawyers won the appeal regarding indefinite leave to remain in the UK on the human right grounds.
Our client, a national of the Russian Federation, has lived and worked in the UK as a consultant for more than 3 years. Throughout her leave she held a spouse visa under the Immigration Rules (part 8, Appendix FM) as she was married to a British Citizen who is settled and present in the UK. The client had a complicated relationship with her British spouse (former), she was persuaded by former husband to apply for the spouse visa rather than a working visa that was also an option at that time. Our client’s spouse had regular mood swings, behaved with the client aggressively from time to time, forced her to leave the matrimonial house against her will and even forced her to make an act that was against her religion. Also, the client’s husband threatened to inform the Home Office that their marriage is over if she did not follow his instructions. After these events, our client had mental problems, was in continuous grief, sadness, stress, and regret; could not work properly. In addition, she suffered financial abuse since she was forced to transfer money into the spouse’s account, most notoriously, former husband did not give access to that funds.
Our client made an application for indefinite leave to remain in the UK as a victim of domestic violence that was initially refused by the Home Office, and she had been divorced 5 months before the final hearing.
In the Appeal case, our team provided the successful representation of domestic violence. The appeal was allowed and the right for indefinite leave to remain as a victim of domestic violence was granted.

Fully Qualified Practice Accountant

Fully Qualified Practice Accountant 24 hours (Part time) (£40,000-50,000 p.a. pro rata)

Job Description

Sterling Beanland is an accountancy practice based in the heart of London, Blackfriars. Due to the fast-growing team, the company requires a professional with outstanding leadership skills, great motivation and significant experience in the financial industry who will take over and lead the team to success.

Overview

This role would suit a qualified Chartered Accountant or Client Manager with 3 years Practice experience, who is able to work efficiently and support your clients, you will need excellent attention to detail and be able to respond quickly to queries and think on your feet. The role will mainly be dealing with statutory accounts, SA Returns, dealing with tax & HMRC, and other stakeholders. You will likely have a varied background working in an accounting firm with sole traders, partnerships, corporate accounts as well as personal tax, business tax and corporate tax. You will be personable in front of clients and able to build strong relationship with all kinds of clients. You will be fully qualified accountant ACCA/CTA/ATT /ACA etc. qualified.

 

Requirements:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in practice
ACA, CTA, ATT or ACCA qualified
Strong communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent knowledge of Taxation
Knowledge Xero, Quickbooks, Taxfiler, Taxcalc

Position Remuneration

Salary of £40,000 – £50,000 p.a pro rata dependant on skills and experience
Ongoing training and career development
Pension scheme