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.
Let’s first discuss the process of arrest – and where Sterling Law can come in and help. If you are arrested, you are typically taken to a police station, where you are held in custody and later questioned. If the police have kept you in custody for more than 24 hours, or 96 hours for a serious crime, such as murder, without charging you with a crime or releasing you, this is a violation of your civil rights, and you should contact our experts for assistance and legal recourse.
(If you are arrested under the Terrorism Act, you can be held for up to 14 days without being charged, but this is only a small part of all arrests).
If you are taken for questioning, make sure to contact us. Do not say anything to the police until you have your lawyer, as this may hurt your case in the future. You have the right to have your lawyer with you before being interviewed.
Possible outcomes from being interviewed:
Why was I not granted bail?
What should I do if I am not granted bail?
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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
What counts as corporate crime?
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
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.
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:
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 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.