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.
Money laundering itself is when the proceeds of crime and converted into assets, such as money, which appear to have a legitimate origin – these can then be used as genuine assets. Money laundering law in the UK is very strict – which means that even if you suspect that money laundering is ongoing, but are not sure, little distinction is made in the law. Punishments for money laundering are strict, with up to 14 years in prison and large fines being common, as well as restrictions on your actions in society. This is why it is important to contact Sterling Law as soon as you have suspicions that money laundering is happening – we can build a case to defend you or your company, and ensure you are treated fairly.
Money laundering is a type of financial crime, which means the police can get involved. The moment that the police contact you, if you have not contacted us previously to ensure you are complying with the law, contact us. Our help will be invaluable at every step of the process, including talking to the police – whose aim, no matter what they may say, is to gather evidence to secure a case for prosecution against you or your firm.CONSULTATION
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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
As the world becomes more globalised, criminal acts are often not just pursued nationally, but internationally, and extradition is a large part of this. If you are accused of a crime by an international tribunal, or by another nation that hopes to have you extradited, it is important to contact Sterling Law immediately.Read more
What counts as corporate crime? Sometimes, it is difficult to understand when the corporation, as opposed to the individual within the corporation, is responsible for the crime legally – especially as the crime itself is typically committed by a person within the organization.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.
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.
Two successful applications for leave to remain under the parental route. Our clients both parents of children in the UK had no status in the UK when they approached Sterling Law.