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Sterling Law has over 10 years of experience. We represent corporate clients, individuals and families in matters ranging from immigration to business law.

Majority of our lawyers have a cross-domain specialisation, and can deal with matters involving more than one area of law.

Sterling Law is highly rated by our clients, and is ranked by Legal 500 for the second year in row.

You can learn about services we cover below.

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Immigration
Business Immigration
Sponsor Licence, Global Talent, Start-up, Innovator, Sole representative, Investor, Permitted Engagement visa, extension, settlement, citizenship. Appeals and refusals.
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Individual Immigration
Family immigration, spouse visa, EEA categories, ancestry visa, professional immigration (Global Talent, Skilled Worker, Innovator, Start-up), Investor visa, appeals and refusals, extension, settlement, citizenship.
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British Citizenship
Settlement and naturalisation. Family, professional, human rights routes. Appeals and refusals.
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Business Services
Partnership Agreements
Intial advice; drafting agreement; existing agreement review, advising upon amendments; dispute resolution.
Partnerships Contracts
Shareholder Agreements
Initial advice and preliminary review; updating existing agreement; drafting new agreement. Dispute resolution.
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Business Sale & Purchase
TUPE agreements; restrictive covenants; due dilligence checks; transfer of commercial contracts
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Company Formation
Initial advice; preparing and submitting documents to Companies House; Certificate of Incorporation; appointment of Directors and Secretary; allocation of shares; procedural formalities.
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Joint Ventures Agreements
Agreeing on provisions, initial advice; exisiting agreement review; negotiations and correspondence with other sides.
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Corporate compliance
Immigration, HR, Companies House, FCA, industry-specific compliance
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Franchise Agreements
Initial advice, IP concerns; international agreements; negotiating terms.
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Data Protection
Compliance & breach: GDPR, Policies, Website policies (Cookies & Privacy Policy); cross border matters.
Data Protection
Commercial Contracts
Contracts with suppliers, contractors, lease agreements.
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Company Law or Insolvency
Your company may still owe money to creditors. You still have to pay this back, even if your company is insolvent.
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Licensing Agreements
Initial advice, agreement review, negotiation.
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Service Agreements
TMT agreements: B2B & B2C; negotiating terms; agreement review.
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Procurement Agreements
Matters involving Guarantor, Warranties & Undertakings. Agreements review.
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Employment Law
For Employers
Employment contract, HR policies and procedures, Tribunal representation, unfair dismissals, contract termination, discrimination claims, redundancy, TUPE, breach of contract, NDAs, restrictive covenants, other employment law advice.
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For Employees
Constructive dismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination, Unfair dismissal, settlement agreements, performance, grievancies, negotiations, unpaid wages, Tribunal representation, other employment advice.
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IP Law
Patents
Initial advice, application, WIPO & IPO communications
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Copyright
Initial advice, registration, DF2 forms, appeals
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Design Rights
Initial advice, registration, DF2 forms, appeals
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Logo & Trademark
Trademark application
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Family law
Pre-nuptial/post-nuptial agreements
Children issues, assets arrangements, reviewing pre-existing cohabiation agreement, joint assets and income arrangements, negotiations, wills and property advice.
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Divorce
Starting divorce proceedings, children, financial issues, assets division, multi-jurisdictional issues, domestic violence, parental alienation. Responding to divorce petition, financial settlements.
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Cohabitation breakdown
Cohabitation agreement advice, joint assets division, financial settlements, children issues, property issues, trust issues.
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Domestic violence
Violence and harassement, related immigration issues, children custody.
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Family mediation
Finance and children matters; Social Services involvement, court orders. Child abuse, domestic violence.
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Civil partnership breakdown
Starting divorce proceedings, children, financial issues, assets division, multi-jurisdictional issues, domestic violence, parental alienation. Responding to divorce petition, financial settlements.
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Children matters
Local authority envolvement, considering other side's application, contesting application, court orders, child residency and contact; child abduction; holiday arrangements, other issues
Children Matters
Criminal Litigation
Criminal Defence and Police Investigations
Police interview, court representation
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White Collar and Financial Crime
Acting for companies and individuals. SFO, CPS, FCA prosecutions. Acting for witnesses.
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Corporate Crime
Compliance advice; corporate fraud, data breach, tax investigations
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Why Sterling Law

Our team of dedicated lawyers has vast experience of working with start-ups, small and medium-sized companies.

We will ensure your business operation are fully compliant, saving you time and money so that you can concentrate on your company growth, and we’ll take care of the rest. Let us know how we can help you by choosing one of the services below. Not sure what you need? Not to worry, ask your questions by filling in the form below, and we’ll get back to you with the answers.

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    Recent news
    BRP card expiry 20.05.2021
    If you have been granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the past few years, you will probably have been issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) with an expiry date of 31 December 2024.
    DEBT AND MONEY CLAIMS IN THE UK 01.07.2021
    We are accustomed to recovering money or defending claims for monetary sums on behalf of our clients. Unfortunately, the fact that it is not possible to recover hardly any legal costs in cases in ‘small claims’ cases  means that it may not be worth instructing us unless, practically, the dispute involves a sum of at least £6,000.
    PROCEDURAL UNFAIRNESS IN SKILLED WORKER (T2 GENERAL) APPLICATION? 02.12.2020
    It is paramount that any company planning to sponsor a migrant worker (which will include EEA nationals) should be aware of the need to respond to any request for further information from the Home Office.   If you need further clarification or assistance with your application, please contact us.
    UK police registration for visa holders 19.05.2021
    Conditions can be attached to a person’s permission to enter or stay, and this includes a condition requiring a person to register with the police when in the UK. In this post, we look at the police registration requirement, how to register with the police, where to register with the police, and the potential consequences of failing to register with the police.
    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): WORKER AND STUDENT SPONSORS 13.01.2021
    The Home office will not take enforcement action against sponsors who continue to sponsor students or employees despite absences due to coronavirus. You do not need to report student or employee absences related to coronavirus. This can include absences due to illness, their need to isolate or inability to travel due to travel restrictions.
    A VICTORY FOR OUR CLIENT IN THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL 01.07.2021
    Our client was employed as a bus driver and had 18 years of continuous employment. He had a clean record with no warnings or incidents.  While driving in the rain, he had been involved in one unexplained low-speed accident which resulted in a collision with three parked cars and a fence. This caused about £40,000 of damage. He believed that the brakes on his vehicle had failed, although the employer had carried out tests and found nothing to be wrong.
    Successful cases
    Statutory demand 17.05.2021

    A statutory demand is a request for the payment of outstanding debt.

    If you have an undisputed amount due to you or to your business (e.g. an unpaid invoice) then you can file a form called statutory demand requesting a debtor to settle the debt.

    A statutory demand is a kind of a warning from you to a debtor that the failure to repay the debt might result in the start of a procedure in the courts to make the debtor bankrupt. This form is often used as a legal tool to apply pressure on the debtor to ensure that they repay their debt.

    Procedural unfairness in skilled worker (t2 general) application? 12.02.2021

    In the recent case of Topadar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1525 the Court of Appeal examined two questions:

    At what point is an immigration application decided by the Home Office?
    Is it procedurally unfair for the Home Office to refuse an application due to the applicant’s sponsor (i.e. their employer) failing to provide additional information (without the applicant ever being made aware of the request)? 

    The Court of Appeal decided:

    EEA family member: permanent residence application after refusal 23.03.2021

    Our client, a non-EEA national, initially obtained a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national. Our client subsequently divorced from his EEA national spouse and obtained a residence card under the Retained Rights route. The client then applied for permanent residence, which was refused and a subsequent appeal was dismissed by First-Tier Tribunal as the Judge wrongly thought the client needed to be a qualified person, not his EEA national spouse during the time their marriage lasted. Permission to appeal on this basis was granted. 

    Elderly mother permitted to stay in the UK with her british adult son and her grandchildren 21.04.2021

    Excellent news; adult dependent relative appeal allowed by the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)!

    Our client, an Indian national, came to the UK with her husband lawfully to visit their son and grandchildren, who are British nationals. Sadly, her husband passed away suddenly while they were in the UK. Our client had a history of dementia with Parkinson’s disease along with anxiety and depression, which made her return to India unachievable.

    Refusal on suitability grounds 26.05.2021

    Sterling Law successfully appealed refusal on Suitability grounds.
    The client came to the UK on a visit visa, overstayed and became pregnant. The baby tragically died. She afterwards entered a relationship with a settled person and applied for leave on that basis. The application was refused and we successfully appealed to the First-Tier Tribunal.