Services offered by Sternberg Reed Solicitors - a law firm in Barking, Grays and Romford - East London, Essex
We have a large specialist team who can help you with a whole variety of cases relating to children.
Sometimes things go wrong with medical care, whether it be during an operation, a delay in diagnosing your medical condition, poor medical advice, as a result of dental care and for many other reasons. This type of case can be very complicated and our team of experienced lawyers can help you.
Two partners in the firm, Geoffrey Sternberg and Raj Sharma have acted for many years on behalf of business clients in relation to the sale and purchase of business premises. These include offices, shops, public houses, off licenses, factories, nursing homes and warehouses.
We are very experienced in advising all parties in relation to Community Care obligations. In particular, we are experienced in advising on services for older persons; children services; adults and children with disabilities, sensory impairments; learning disabilities; and persons with mental health problems and other vulnerable individuals.
Preparation of applications to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy, (formerly known as a Receiver), acting as a Deputy for people who lack mental capacity and preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney for people with failing health who are unable to take decisions for themselves about property, finances and affairs. In addition we have particular expertise in relation to Court of Protection matters relating to Welfare/Best Interest declarations.
If you, your family or a friend are in trouble with the police, we are here to make sure that you get the best legal help available. We handle all criminal matters including theft, burglary, drugs, sex, murder and assault charges. We are serious fraud specialists. We also handle road traffic offences.
If you are injured as a result of a crime of violence against you, a claim can be made for compensation from a public body Criminal Injury Compensation Authority.
We have assisted clients for over 30 years. Our aim is to make the transaction proceed smoothly and with a minimum of stress. We will provide a written quotation at the outset setting out in detail our fees and all other costs involved.
When things go wrong at work you will sometimes need help from a lawyer. You may have been dismissed unfairly, made redundant or be discriminated against due to race, age or disability. Our experienced lawyers can advise you about your rights.
As employers, you will know that the last few years have seen huge changes in Employment Law, and many more are on the horizon. It has become difficult for employers to keep up with these changes. We well understand their complexities, and that employment disputes are often damaging and expensive for any business.
When marriages and relationships break down you need help. There may be children and property to consider and financial matters to sort out. Our experienced lawyers can assist you through this difficult time.
Where parties to a
relationship - breakdown are willing to meet together and discuss
issues with the help of a specialist Mediator many issues arising
from the breakdown can be resolved quickly and cost effectively. Our Family Mediation Department
can help resolve all issues relating to relationship - breakdown
including children, property and finance.
We can help you with general consumer matters, neighbour disputes, harrassment, breach of contract, disputes arising from death, such as contesting the validity of a Will, making claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act and general contentious probate matter, property disputes both commercial and residential.
The Housing and Community Law Department, which is part of the Civil Litigation Department, undertakes a wide range of work in the housing and community law sphere on behalf of both privately and publicly funded individuals. It also advises and represents local authorities, charities, and other public authorities.
Acting for landlords in respect of rent arrears, other breaches of tenancy and possession proceedings.
The Licensing Act 2003 has been the biggest change in Licensing Law for forty years, perhaps longer. Many of the practices and procedures we have been so used to have dramatically changed. The Act brings together several different licensing regimes, such as the selling of alcohol, providing public entertainment and providing refreshment late at night, into one single jurisdiction, focused on the Local Authority Licensing Committee.
These relate to claims for compensation for injuries suffered in an accident. Personal injury claims, as they are known, result most often from accidents at work or on the road. Accidents in the home, injuries to children, on the pavement or even sports injuries can also be the basis of a claim. We are able to support claims from the routine to the utmost complexity in a caring but highly professional manner.
From time to time professional people, whether they be solicitors, barristers, architects, accountants, surveyors or other professionals, will make a mistake or provide services that fall below the standard that can be reasonably be expected from such a professional. If such a mistake occurs, and this causes you to suffer loss, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for professional negligence. Most professional people will be insured against such events.
Sternberg Reed have, for many years, provided legal services to a variety of Public Authorities and organisations in the following fields of law:
- Childrens' Services: child care, adoption, and other Social Services duties
- Registration and Inspection of registerable services in Social Services and related fields
- Housing Law
- Judicial Review
- Adult Services: Advice and representation in relation to all aspects of adult services including assessment and care planning, and delivery of such services.
- Advice and representation in relation to safeguarding issues and best interests/welfare declarations/jurisdictions.
- Policy advice and assistance, including relating to vires.
- Local Government law.
- Procedural and strategy advice.
- Criminal and regulatory law.
Acting for Landlord in respect of rent arrears, other breaches of tenancy and possession proceedings.
The firm have conducted business in these areas for many years and is able to provide advice concerning the production of Wills and other trusts documents including the preparation of estate accounts leading to the Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration.