Head of Immigration
Co-founder “Sterling & Beanland”
Co-founder “Emigral” — Digital platform for relocation to the UK quickly
Co-founder “Talentvisa” — Multidiscipline platform for Global Talent visa
Co-founder “Aqlo” — Team of legal & accounting experts, ready to help your business take off
Co-founder “Bug Free Immigration” — helping IT professionals relocate to the UK
Areas of Expertise
- High Net Worth applications
- Business Immigration
- Human Rights applications
Ruslan Kosarenko is a co-founder and the Head of Immigration at Sterling Law.
Over years Ruslan’s vision and knowledge allowed him to build a strong team of legal professionals, who can successfully resolve most complex matters from immigration to commercial disputes to employment. He is trusted and respected by Sterling Law clients for his honest and creative approach, the ‘can-do’ attitude. Sterling Law clients describe Ruslan as a ‘strategic problem solver’.
Ruslan has broad and extensive experience in all aspects of immigration, in particular, dealing with complex matters. Ruslan is very knowledgeable and familiar with business immigration, human rights and appeals.
Ruslan is a regular speaker on the human rights and immigration law issues at professional conferences and expert panels.
Our Immigration team is dedicated to providing the best service to our clients, which is why we are passionate about in investing in advanced technologies like talentvisa.uk for Global Talent visa applicants to improve the speed and accuracy of our advice. We are delighted to be the first such platform for Global Talent visa in the UK and cannot wait to take advantage of this amazing technology. The tool will allow us to be completely transparent and trusted by following a better tech-enabled structure to evidence our high quality of advice and immigration service we provide!
I am thrilled to be partnering with EMIGRAL.UK given their outstanding immigration pedigree and our shared vision for the future of immigration technology. The near future will see incredible growth in the sophistication of immigration tools that use AI to enable firms to deliver superior results for their clients, in a far more efficient manner than previously possible. EMIGRAL.UK is at the forefront of this trend, and we are excited to be building this immigration solution with them.
Professional memberships & registrations:
- Listed in Legal 500
- OISC (Office of Immigration Services Commissioner)
- ILPA (Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association)
- International Bar Association (IBA)
R (on the Application of Franco) v SSHD (Unreported) – successful application for interim injunction for mandatory order restraining the SSHD to remove the Applicant from the UK while his judicial review application is pending. The SSHD has certified the Applicant’s claim for family and private life in the UK (Article 8) as clearly unfounded under s94 NIIA 2002. Reference was made to MM (Lebanon) & Ors v SSHD 2017] UKSC 10. At the moment, permission is granted for substantive hearing and to be heard at the Upper Tribunal.
R (on the Application of VB) v SSHD (Unreported) – After the First Judicial Review the SSHD agreed to reconsider the matter by consent. However, the Article 3 ECHR claim on draft evasion and objection to conscription in Ukraine was certified again. Hereafter, successful representations were submitted at the stage of Pre-Action Conduct that lead to grant of in-country right of appeal. The matter is ongoing and is now at the stage of appeal.
R (on the Application of BS) v SSHD (Unreported) – successfully negotiated settlement with the Government Legal Department that lead to grant of in country right of appeal where the SSHD initially certified the asylum claim on Blood Feud as clearly unfounded. The matter is ongoing at the First- Tier Tribunal. The applicant is currently awaiting for the final decision of the tribunal.
VO v SSHD, ex parte (Unreported) – successful case preparation on “outside of the immigration rules” application where the Judge directed the SSHD to reconsider his decision on Human Rights grounds. The FTTJ drew the attention of the SSHD to s55 of the BCIA 2009. The matter is ongoing.
I instructed Sterling to advise on my mother’s visa application which involved quite complex immigration law issues. Michael and Oksana were incredibly helpful and responsive and did a great job translating challenging legal concepts into client-friendly terms. My mother’s visa was quickly approved and I am so grateful for that. Would definitely recommend using Sterling.
I would recommend Sterling Law and particularly its founder Ruslan to anyone in a difficult situation with UK visa. Ruslan helped me to switch from work permit to Tier 1 visa and then from Tier 1 to ILR in 2012. Ruslan guided my mom's application in Russia to receive UK-entry clearance and represented my mom in the tribunal in London when her application was refused three times by the UK embassy in Moscow. Ruslan is a very intelligent lawyer who knows immigration law inside out and will give you invaluable advice. He is simply the best immigration lawyer in London who I've met so far. Very grateful and very satisfied client, Alla Gosteeva
After reading previous reviews about this business we decided to use them and we extremely pleased that we did. Kuldeep Clair was very kind, understanding and professional throughout and he dealt with our request quickly and efficiently. We would definitely use Sterling Law again if we needed to and would highly recommend them to others. Thank you Kuldeep.
I got quick and efficient support with my ILR application from this firm. The price was also very reasonable, hence I would advice them for immigration issues.
I highly recommend Sterling & Law absolutely to everyone! This company is one of a kind! I have personally been assisted by Yuriy and Jekaterina. They both are fantastic solicitors ! Professional, understanding, always available to answer questions and happy to assist at any time. Jekaterina is absolutely amazing! She made sure my application process was stress free and effective. I received my ILR quick and easy. She is so pleasant and kind, always happy to give an advice and supportive throughout the the process. I am extremely thankful for the 5star service I've received!