Category: Company News

Launch of Accounting Branch – Sterling & Beanland

We are delighted to announce a launch of our new branch – accounting company Sterling & Beanland that be able to take care of the accounting needs of our clients.

Sterling & Beanland specialises in a variety of accounting services:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Planning
  • Documents for Home Office
  • Management Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Tax Planning
  • International Tax Matters

With the extensive expertise in all of the above areas Sterling & Beanland will take care of your accounting matters quickly and effectively. The new company is fully equipped to handle the books for you.

Sterling & Beanland office is based at the same location as our other two branches of our company. For more details please visit the web-site: www.sterling-beanland.co.uk

If you have an accounting enquiry please contact directly on+44(0) 20 7822 1866.

Vacancy: Marketing Manager

We are looking for a Marketing Manager who will be responsible for driving the marketing strategy for all of our three branches of Sterling Group (Sterling & Law Associates LLP, Sterling Lawyers Ltd. and Sterling & Beanland) with the aim of both maximising the sales opportunity from within our own customers’ databases, but also to explore and refine an acquisition strategy utilising traditional marketing channels.

We are looking for someone who is pro-active and can meet deadlines. You can work remotely as a freelancer.

Responsibilities

  • Create and deliver a strong marketing, outreach and PR plan for all branches of Sterling.
  • Social Media Marketing.
  • YouTube Channel – producing and uploading content.
  • Maintaining websites and content.
  • Organising Events.
  • Attending networking events.
  • Developing community links.
  • Writing Articles and blogging.
  • Look for new ways to leverage existing creative assets to reach and explore new markets.
  • Use data about our customers combined with market research to create a deeper understanding of how our audience is.
  • Review our customer data to discover new and responsive segments to market to.
  • Analyse campaign performance to continually tweak and improve execution.
  • Keep an eye on our competition and the market so we can stay ahead.

Skills & Expectations

  • Preferably Russian and/or Ukrainian speaker
  • Excellent English.
  • Interest in and knowledge of UK immigration law.
  • Digital/social media campaign experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator, with engaging interpersonal skills.
  • Highly numerate and able to easily interpret data for analysis.
  • Have a good understanding and previous experience of print marketing, ideally within.
  • Be commercially minded, constantly looking to achieve maximum ROI from the available budget.
  • Be always reviewing and optimising our efforts, whilst keeping an eye out for new opportunities.
  • Be a self-starter with strong organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Have good attention to detail.
  • Deliver projects on time.

Remuneration:

Competitive

Deadline for application:

25 October 2017

If you would like to apply, please email your CV with a short cover letter to info@sterling-law.co.uk, or alternatively you can apply via Indeed.

Free Filipino Immigration Clinic in London – Saturday, 9 September 2017

Filipino Immigration Lawyer in UK

Sterling & Law Associates LLP will be holding a Free Immigration Clinic for Filipinos in the UK who need immigration advice. You will have a chance to have a 30-minutes consultation in Tagalog on any UK immigration matters and visa categories with our experienced immigration lawyers.

The consultations will be held on Saturday, 9 September 2017 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at the following address:

Sterling & Law Associates

Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge Street

London, EC4V 6AL (MAP)

Appointments must be booked in advance for the following time slots:

9:00 – 9:30
9:40 – 10:10
10:20 – 10:50
11:00 – 11:30
11:40 – 12:10
12:20 – 12:50
2:00 – 2:30
2:40 – 3:10
3:20 – 3:50
4:00 – 4:30
4:40 – 5:10

To book your appointment please contact Nollienne Alparaque by e-mail: nollienne@sterling-law.co.uk or call on 078 1276 9389 or 020 7822 8535.

Should you wish to instruct us after the consultation, we will be happy to offer a 20% discount the legal fees in any immigration case. This offer is only valid for the day of the legal clinic.

Spouse Visa

Appeal to be Allowed on Human Right Grounds (Article 8 ECHR)

Sterling & Law Associates LLP have been instructed by the clients to handle their appeal case two months before the hearing.

Aliya Rimshelis was appointed as a caseworker on this matter under the supervision of Ruslan Kosarenko and Shakir Hussain, Lever 3 OISC Immigration Lawyers.

Two appellants, a mother and daughter, have resided in the UK for a long time without legal status. While each of the appellants has a separate claim under Article 8 ECHR, both appeals were heard together as their matters raised similar Human Rights grounds and the outcome of one appeal would affect the decision on the other.

The first appellant was the mother who formed an unmarried relationship with the British partner and the second appellant was her daughter who is married to a British citizen. They applied for a spouse visas in-country which was subsequently refused. In the refusal letter the Home Office stated that there are no any exceptional circumstances and insurmountable obstacles for the family to relocate to Russia as they are familiar with the language and culture to a reasonable extent, and they have extended family members in Russia so it would not create a significant degree of hardship to relocate to the country they are from.

However, they failed to take into account that the family resided in the UK for almost 18 years and NEVER left the UK since then. The daughter has completed her secondary and university education in the UK. All their friends and family are in the UK. They established their private and family life in the UK. Another significant point which was raised in court was that the clients own a business in the UK. They are registered with HM Revenue & Customs and regularly pay taxes. So they were under the radar all the time and never hide from the Home Office. The question which was raised by the Immigration Judge was “Why the Home Office failed to remove them before?”. The Home Office could not answer this question.

Consequently, it follows that the appeal should be allowed on Human Rights grounds even if appellants failed to meet the requirements of Appendix FM of Immigration Rules which was not yet confirmed. The Immigration Judge formally reserved the decision at the hearing and proclaimed that he would try not to make any errors of law to make it hard to the Home office to appeal.

“The preparation for the appeal has not been straightforward as the clients had difficulties in obtaining requested financial documentation and fresh evidence of their relationship. We relied mostly on the documents which were provided with the submission of the case and eventually made a strong case and at the end achieved the successful result ” – said Aliya Rimshelis who was assisting senior caseworkers with the bundle preparation.

If you feel that you have similar circumstances do not hesitate to contact our lawyers who are ready to find a way out of any complex situation.

Appeal Allowed against Home Office’s Decision to Refuse Application for Residence Card of Spouse of Hungarian National

Sterling & Law Associates LLP were successful in an appeal heard on 14 June 2017 by the First-Tier Tribunal, this time, regarding the refusal to issue a residence card to non-EEA national, spouse of a Hungarian national.

The basis of the refusal was that the Home Office was not satisfied that the Appellant’s spouse and sponsor was an EEA national, thus not satisfying the requirements to be considered a “qualified person”.

The Home Office stated that after a visit the Appellant’s home address the enforcement officers said that the Sponsor was unable to provide a credible confirmation of the valid Hungarian citizenship and expressed concerns that his level of Hungarian was insufficient for him to be a Hungarian national. All of the above was referred in the Home Office’s decision as the basis to disregard an EEA Registration Certificate, a valid Hungarian passport and naturalisation certificate provided by the sponsor.

The Appellant then instructed Sterling & Law Associates LLP to represent the couple in their appeal against the Home Office’s decision. Upon further evidence on behalf of the clients, along some clarification regarding the special circumstances over the place of birth and Hungarian naturalisation process, the Judge found that there was enough proof to shift the balance of probabilities in favour of the Appellant.

The judge of the First-Tier Tribunal looked not only into the explanation of the “propiska” registration system, which caused a misunderstanding of the sponsor’s place of birth in the former USSR, but also emphasised that the Home Office had no reason to dispute the genuineness of the sponsor’s Hungarian nationality.

Subsequently, after a confirmation of the validity of the EEA national’s passport as an evidence of Hungarian nationality by the authorities as well as the credible explanation for the place of birth confusion, the appeal was allowed by reference to the Regulation 6 (Qualified Person) and Regulation 7 (Family Member) of the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006.

Successful appeal on the basis of Article 8 of the ECHR

Sterling & Law Associates LLP were successful in the appeal process at the First-tier Tribunal challenging a refusal of a client’s application for a Tier 2 (General) visa and of his dependants.

A victim of fraud by his previous legal representative, the appellant inadvertently submitted fraudulent documents to the Home Office with his Tier 2 (General) application. As soon as he realised the documents were false, he sought our advice and assistance. We immediately acted to inform the Home Office of the situation and made further representations on behalf of our client based on his family and private life in the UK.

The Home Office took a year to consider the outstanding application, but eventually refused the application due to the submission of the false documents.

Upon consideration of the appeal lodged by Sterling & Law Associates LLP on behalf of the client, the judge found that there was no public interest in removal of the person but, to the contrary, he was a witness in the criminal proceedings against his previous legal representative initiated by the OISC.

Therefore, the appeal was allowed on the grounds of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

OISC Level 3 – Experienced Immigration Lawyer – London

Sterling & Law Associates LLP is looking for an experienced immigration lawyer with OISC accreditation (Level 3) to lead the company’s expanding practice.

A candidate must have a minimum of three years’ of relevant immigration experience and will be expected to manage own workload involving practical advice to individual and corporate clients on all aspects of the UK immigration and nationality law, including a wide range of UK visas.

Excellent knowledge of the Immigration Rules is essential. A successful candidate must have good knowledge of the UK immigration policies; excellent verbal, drafting and interpersonal skills; high standard of client care; good organisational skills; ability to produce consistently high-quality work under tight and a proven track record in generating contacts and attracting new business.

Requirements:

  • OISC registration – Level 3
  • Excellent knowledge of the immigration rules and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of immigration rules and regulations
  • 3+ years of immigration law experience
  • Proven track record in generating contacts and attracting new business
  • You must be a “seasoned closer” by opening and closing deals with immigration purposes
  • Excellent verbal, drafting and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High standard of client care
  • Confident user of CRM systems
  • High level of drive, enthusiasm and ambition
  • Proven ability to work under pressure

Location: Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AL, United Kingdom

Compensation: £50,000

Closing date for applications: 1 May 2017

APPLY: If you believe you possess the necessary skills and experience please send your CV by e-mail info [at] sterling-law.co.uk

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Vacancy: Immigration Consultant – Sales (OISC registered)

Leading UK immigration law firm Sterling & Law Associates LLP is looking for experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated Immigration Consultant to assist with the company`s expansion and introduce new clients and practice areas.

A candidate must have a minimum of three years of relevant immigration experience, and will be expected to manage own workload involving practical advice to individual and corporate clients on all aspects of the UK immigration and nationality law, including a wide range of UK visas.

Requirements:

  • OISC registration
  • Excellent knowledge of the immigration rules and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of immigration rules and regulations
  • 3+ years of immigration law experience
  • Proven track record in generating contacts and attracting new business
  • You must be a “seasoned closer” by opening and closing deals with immigration purposes
  • Excellent verbal, drafting and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High standard of client care
  • Confident user of CRM systems
  • High level of drive, enthusiasm and ambition
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent English
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian or other European languages is an advantage
  • Well organised
  • Target Driven
  • Team Player

Location: Fleet House, 8-12 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AL, United Kingdom

Compensation: £45,000 plus commission-based

Closing date for applications: 30 March 2017

APPLY : If you believe you possess the necessary skills and experience please send your CV by e-mail info [at] sterling-law.co.uk

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.