There are multiple important aspects to a contract. A contract usually should clearly set out your duties, options for termination, and dispute resolution procedure.
You can find the key differences between an informal agreement, a simple written contract (based on a template) and a tailored contract below.
|Informal agreement||Simple Written Contract||Tailored contract|
|Sets out your duties clearly||Not really.||Yes, but important small aspects may be missing, which may turn out to be a problem later||Listing your responsibilities exactly in a legally recognisable manner ensures both you and the company you will work with have clear responsibilities towards one another|
|Options for termination||When a simple agreement is made, it is rarely considered that things could go wrong. You leave yourself open to problems without a section on termination of contracts||Rarely considered in simple contracts, such as the templates that you may find online||In the legal arena, being exact and accurate is everything. With Sterling Law’s help, your company will have clear and legal recourse if something is being done incorrectly or to a poor standard, or your company is being exploited|
|Dispute resolution||Very rarely included||Typically limited in what it covers and leaves you open to legal action in situations where problems can be resolved more easily||Very important to have – it protects you and your partners from arbitrary legal action, and gives a simple path to resolve 99% of problems with a contract that is clear and easily applicable. Courts in the UK expect you to follow your dispute resolution steps first instead of legal action, which further protects you from legal action and costs. You can even come up with different methods of resolution for different aspects of work.|
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Our immigration team achieved great success in representing a client in her appeal against the Home Office’s decision to refuse issuance of the Residence Card as an extended family member of an EEA national.
Our client, a Ukrainian national entered the UK as a Family Permit holder and was residing in the UK as an extended family member of an EEA national (her father-in-law was Portuguese). Our client lived with her husband and son, whose residence in the UK was also dependent on the same EEA national.
The Immigration Rules regarding long residence provide that Applicants who have resided in the UK continuously and lawfully for 10 years are entitled to apply for indefinite leave to remain.
This begs the question: what if I have a gap in my lawful residence?
The Immigration Rules state as follows: 276B. The requirements to be met by an applicant for indefinite leave to remain on the ground of long residence in the United Kingdom are that:
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.
Sterling Law has successfully challenged a decision by Student Finance England to refuse a student loan to a settled non-EU national because it was not believed that he met the lawful residence requirements.
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.
Our immigration team has achieved a successful decision in the asylum appeal of a Nepalese national and her spouse. According to the Immigration & Asylum Upper Tribunal, they should both be allowed to remain in the UK under the protection of Refugee law.
The appellant fell in love and married in the UK against the wishes of her family in Nepal, causing her to fear severe consequences upon return, including honour violence and persecution on the basis that she is a woman who married outside her caste and nationality.
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.