As the nature of employment changes, so does employment law, and it can be hard to keep up on your own. In today’s world, where employment law is no longer limited to what your employees do at the office from 9-5, navigating this challenging atmosphere is easier with professionals helping you every step of the way. Through the pandemic, employment culture has shifted drastically in the UK , and new questions for employers have arisen, especially in the context of working from home. Sterling Law will help guide you through this minefield to make sure both you and your employees are treated fairly.
Our team has years of experience in employment law, and has carefully kept up with every change in government guidelines over the last year. Despite our small size compared to Big Law, our reviewers rate as one of the best firms in London for employment law, and we are proud of our 4.8/5 star rating as a firm.
With our help, you can ensure that your employment policies are up-to-date, beneficial to you and your workers, and adjustable when you need them to be. Among other areas, we can help you take care of customs and practices, implied contract terms, restrictive covenants, as well as general employment law and disputes. It’s no coincidence that startups consistently choose us to help them get off the ground running, so they can spend their first few years running their businesses and developing their ideas, and not worrying about their employment contracts.CONSULTATION
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.
Oftentimes, it can be so exciting to get a new job offer. So exciting, in fact, that you might skip over one of the most important parts of starting a job; making sure your employment contract is fair. Sterling Law has years of expertise in this area, and we can advise you on your contract, as well as help you deal with discrimination in the workplace and workers’ rights.Read more
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.
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.
In the recent case of Topadar v Secretary of State for the Home Department  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:
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.