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Property division is an important aspect of family law, and yet it is often overlooked when signing agreements that affect it. In relation to family law, property law is more than an area in itself – it is closely tied to divorce law, civil partnerships, and pre and post nuptial agreements. Many questions of property family law fall under this area, and Sterling Law’s expertise covers all of them.Read more
Sterling Law is a company with expertise in not just UK law, but also EU law, Russian law, and many other nations. Why is this important? Well, as families become more mobile and the world becomes more globalised, it is common for parents to move around, whether one or both, and it is important to understand and consider the local laws and how they relate to family life.Read more
A recent change to immigration laws has made it easier for foreign businesses to send EU workers to the UK to fulfill the contractual obligations they owe to UK customers. EU workers, however, will have to apply for UK visa.
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:
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:
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.