What counts as corporate crime?
What happens when a corporation is accused of a crime, and why does it need defence?
Two types of crimes feel especially relevant in the 21st century; monopoly practices and environmental corporate crime
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The UK is in a privileged position in the world to have a just court system that allows both sides to argue their cases, for all facts to be considered, and for the outcome to be just. This extends to white collar/financial crime too, and it’s important that you make the most of this if you are accused of a financial crime. Sterling Law has years of expertise in this area of the law, and is always willing to help. Let’s quickly discuss what exactly financial crime is, and which areas we can help you with.Read more
Sometimes, unfortunate events occur. These can include being accused of a crime, or being part of a police investigation. The sooner you get on top of it, however, the more likely it is that you will have a fair and reasonable outcome – and Sterling Law is here to help at every point.Read more
Sterling Law knows that it can be tricky to navigate the rules and recommendations of the FCA. As a powerful regulatory organisation, it is important to keep up with its rules and be on the right side of the law – especially as this organisation is designed to protect consumers, who may equally have a case against your company if the rules are not followed.Read more
Having yourself or your company be accused of being involved in money laundering or criminal acts creates a very difficult and sensitive situation. Sterling Law knows this, and our firm’s lawyers have years of experience in handling cases like these.Read more
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.
From 1 January 2020, applicants who are granted five years limited leave to remain have also started to receive BRP’s endorsed with an expiry date of 31 December 2024.
We have reviewed the EPC contract and provided a legal opinion on force majeure clauses (re Covid-19) and its implications.
Engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) contracts are the most common form of contract used to undertake construction works by the private sector on large-scale and complex infrastructure projects. Under an EPC contract, a contractor is obliged to deliver a complete facility to a developer who needs only turn a key to start operating the facility, hence EPCC contracts are sometimes called turnkey construction contracts.
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.
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.