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CWJ’s solicitors in Orpington, London Borough of Bromley, offer a range of services for you, your life and your business, as well as for a variety of other organisations. 

We are happy to arrange meetings face to face as well as by phone or video conferencing such as Zoom. If you are visiting our office, please use our front doorbell to gain entry.

Opening Hours

Our Reception opening hours are 09:00 - 17:45, Monday to Friday. If you need to visit us outside of these times, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Legal services for you in Orpington


Employment is a huge part of your everyday life. But where problems occur in the workplace, caused either by your colleagues or employer, it can be a stressful situation with the potential to seriously affect your mental health and finances. Should you have an employment issue, it’s essential to immediately seek legal advice and support from a solicitor.

Our solicitors have helped clients with a range of employment matters. We will take the time to understand your situation and the impact it has had and determine the best approach going forward. We take pride in our employment service, always delivering top-quality advice with a successful track record, providing our clients with complete certainty over our ability.

Our employment solicitors in Orpington can handle matters including:

  • Settlement Agreements
  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Redundancy
  • Flexible Working
  • Unfair Dismissal

Personal Injury

Receiving an injury that was the fault of a third party can be an upsetting experience to undergo and has the potential to affect several aspects of your general life. It is possible to claim compensation, which can help to replace lost finance and support you in your recovery.

Our solicitors can assist with the claims process, ensuring you have grounds for a claim and advise you on the likelihood of success and the potential compensation you could receive.

Our Orpington personal injury solicitors can provide expertise on matters such as:

  • Tripping Accidents
  • Industrial & Occupational Disease
  • Road Accidents
  • Accidents at Work
  • Accidents In Public Places
  • Cycling Accidents

Wills and Administration of Estates

Discussing death is often a difficult task for many, but it’s incredibly important to have provisions in place alongside the support of a professional.

Our solicitors can assist with advising and guiding clients on several Will and probate matters. We will always approach your situation with the utmost sensitivity, providing clear, tailored advice assuring you everything has been handled correctly.

Our solicitors in Orpington can provide specialist assistance for Will and administration matters, including:

  • Care Arrangements
  • Change of Name Deeds
  • Court of Protection Disputes
  • Deputyship & Court of Protection
  • Establishing and Running Trusts
  • Estate Administration and Probate
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Making A Will
  • Personal Injury Trusts
  • Preparing Assets in Respect of Community Care & Inheritance Tax
  • Statutory Wills

Lease Extensions

The support of a solicitor when making arrangements concerning your lease length is important. A solicitor will be able to provide effective advice and make you aware of your options, including the best approach moving forward.

Our team of expert lease extension solicitors in Orpington can assist with:

  • Collective enfranchisement
  • Right to manage

Disputed Wills, Trusts, Probate and Powers of Attorney

Disputes surrounding Wills, trusts, probate, and Power of Attorney commonly happen. It can be upsetting when you feel unfairly left out of a Will or another matter similar, but it is possible to challenge it.  

Our solicitors are members of the Law Society Probate Section, the Society of Estate Practitioners and the Association Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists, providing complete certainty over our ability to assist with your matter.

Our expertise includes:

  • Will disputes
  • Grant of probate disputes
  • Claims against the estate
  • Court of Protection disputes

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Struggling with financial difficulty is an extremely concerning situation for anyone to experience and can often leave those involved unsure about how to manage the matter.

Our solicitors can provide tailored advice to your situation, advising on the different options available for you. We can also assist those who are owed money.

Our bankruptcy and insolvency expertise in Orpington includes:

  • Issuing and setting aside statutory demands.
  • Issuing and defending bankruptcy petitions.
  • Bankruptcy annulment.
  • Challenging the Trustee in Bankruptcy’s fees.
  • Disclaimers and Validation orders.
  • Bankruptcy and the family home, including dealing with possession and orders for sale.


Family matters can be complicated and emotional for all involved, especially where there are children involved in the situation. If you are involved in a family dispute, it is wise to seek legal guidance.

No matter your family law situation, our team of experts are on hand to provide specialist support throughout the matter, whether your situation is straightforward or more complicated to resolve. We can also assist with matters including no fault divorce, having a broad scope of knowledge and experience in the newly amended law.

Our family law lawyers in Orpington can assist with matters including:

  • No fault divorce and separation agreements
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships and separation agreements
  • Division of assets on divorce or dissolution
  • Child and spousal maintenance or civil partnership maintenance
  • Children issues, including residence and contact
  • Leave to Remove a child from the UK
  • Rights of unmarried couples
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements
  • Mediation and mediation agreements
  • Arranging arbitration
  • Domestic violence

Medical Negligence

When you have medical treatment from a professional, you don’t expect them to be negligent. Such a situation can be extremely distressing and leave you with life-changing injuries. It’s crucial to immediately seek support from a solicitor.

Our solicitors understand how complicated and emotionally and physically damaging medical negligence can be. At Clarkson Wright & Jakes, we will ensure you get the outcome you rightfully deserve.

Our medical negligence solicitors can assist with matters such as:

  • Surgery Claims
  • Eye Related Claims
  • Pregnancy, Birth and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Fatal Claims/Inquests
  • GP/Community Health Claims
  • Dental Claims
  • Delayed Diagnosis Claims
  • General Medical Problems

Buying and Selling Your Home

Any property transaction can often feel stressful, but with the help of a solicitor, stress can be kept to a minimum, instead allowing you to be excited about the new chapter in your life with a smooth transaction.

During the process, our solicitors will ensure you are kept fully informed at each stage. We take pride in supplying a bespoke service and always work proactively to avoid unnecessary delays.

Our team in Orpington can assist with residential conveyancing matters such as:

  • Freehold and leasehold sale and purchase
  • Mortgages and re-mortgages
  • Transfers of equity
  • Equity release
  • Compulsory purchasing and compensation
  • Self build projects
  • Site acquisitions for property developers and plot sales
  • Option agreements
  • Overage agreements
  • Auction sales

Dispute Resolution

Being involved in a dispute can be extremely upsetting and have the potential to impact your mental wellbeing, reputation, and finances. If you are involved in a personal dispute, it’s important to pursue legal support from a solicitor.

Our solicitors have in-depth knowledge and expertise in alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation and mediation and can help to deliver efficient advice and guidance to get the result you desire. If matters are more complex and require court proceedings to resolve, we can assist in drafting a robust argument and support evidence, in addition to representing you where necessary.

Our dispute resolution solicitors in Orpington can assist with issues including:

  • Boundaries, right of way and neighbour disputes
  • Construction and building disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Professional negligence claims (against lawyers, accountants, architects, surveyors and other professionals)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Financial services and pensions
  • Contractual/ Consumer Disputes
  • Employment disputes (including post-employment restrictions)
  • Insurance claims

Notarial Services

Sometimes legal documents will need to be sent abroad for certain situations. A situation like this can often feel stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. A notary solicitor will be able to assist you, ensuring everything has been handled efficiently and keeping stress levels to a minimum.

At Clarkson Wright & Jakes, we have two notary solicitors on hand to offer their specialist expertise in a range of notary services for individuals.

Our solicitors in Orpington can assist with notarial services, including:

  • Powers of attorney, affidavits, oaths and declarations
  • Documentation relating to the sale, purchase, transfer or verification of land, property or shares
  • Authentication of a passport or signature
  • Certified copy documents such as passports, company documentation and educational certificates
  • Documentation, marriage certificates and declarations of single status in connection with marriage overseas
  • Preparation of sponsorship forms for people visiting the UK
  • Permission to let one parent, or another person, travel with children 
  • Witnessing and attesting signature of foreign wills

Legal services for your business in Orpington

Our commercial solicitors in Orpington can support you with all of your business’s legal needs, helping to protect your commercial interests and assisting you in achieving your business objectives.


It’s in your business’s best interest to have solid foundations in place for success. Not doing so means that potentially avoidable problems could occur that could be seriously impactful.

Our solicitors have assisted a variety of businesses in various fields to ensure that measures are in place for success. Whether you’re a large national company to a smaller, privately owned business, our solicitors are on hand to provide the helpful assistance needed.

Our corporate solicitors in Orpington can assist with matters including:

  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shareholders' Agreements & Advice for Shareholders
  • Small Business Purchase
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Companies Act 2006 compliance
  • Share restructures
  • Banking and securities
  • Advice to directors
  • Company secretarial

Commercial Property

Commercial property is a great business investment and is often the most significant and valuable asset a business can own. When being involved in a property transaction, such as selling, buying or developing, it’s essential to have the right legal support to guarantee everything runs smoothly and without a problem.

Our team of commercial property experts have assisted a wide range of businesses with various property transactions, from those more complex with higher stakes at risk to those more straightforward.

Our solicitors in Orpington can help with commercial property matters such as:

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • New leases, agreements for leases, surrenders, licences, deeds of variation, lease renewals (including Land and Tenant Act 1954)
  • Portfolio asset management
  • Buying a property at auction
  • Property development
  • Property finance
  • Property advice in corporate transactions
  • Property and pensions funds
  • Advising GPs and other professional partnerships


Looking after your employees is not only important for the sake of your employees but also for the business’s future and reputation. Problems and disputes that arise between employees and the business can be seriously damaging and have the potential to severely impact the business, especially concerning reputation, finance, and operation time. Seeking legal support from the get-go is crucial for success and to ensure potential problems are sidestepped.

Our solicitors can assist in quickly resolving complicated employment matters where disputes arise. We can also assist with setting strong foundations for success, such as recruitment advice, training sessions, drafting robust employment contracts and more.

Our employment solicitors in Orpington can assist with matters including:

  • Virtual HR Director
  • Employment Retainer Schemes
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Training Sessions
  • Employment Tribunal Claims
  • Health and Safety
  • Home Working - Employers' Obligations

Notarial Services

Having to send business documents to a foreign country can be complicated, but with the support of a notary solicitor, it doesn’t have to be. They will ensure proper execution of documents is undertaken, helping to prevent mistakes or delays in the process.

At Clarkson Wright & Jakes, we have two notary solicitors available to offer their expertise in drafting and authenticating documents for your business, such as property and corporate transactions abroad, patents and trademarks, identity documents and more.

Legal services for your sector in Orpington

We recognise that different types of organisations have their own unique needs and priorities. Whether you are part of a business, public institution, or third-sector organisation, we can provide the tailored legal service you need to meet your objectives.

  • Construction
  • Medical Partnerships
  • Residential Care Homes
  • Family Businesses
  • Private Landlords

Legal Resources for Orpington

Bromley Citizens Advice Bureau

For people living in Orpington, Bromley Citizens Advice Bureau is the nearest citizens’ advice service, offering basic help and guidance on a range of common issues.

Bromley County Court and Family Court

Bromley County Court and Family Court hears cases relating to adoption, children, divorce, domestic violence, housing possession and money claims for people living in Bromley and the surrounding area, including Orpington.

London (South) Employment Tribunal

The London (South) Employment Tribunal in West Croydon hears employment tribunal cases for people across South London, including those who live and work in Orpington.


There is limited parking available in our car park, which is situated at the rear of our offices in Vinson Close. Pay at meter parking is available or via Ringo App in Vinson Close. Alternatively, free parking for up to three hours is available at the Tesco superstore on Station Road. Parking is also available at the Memorial car park situated on Augustus Lane (entrance at the side of Tesco) on floors 3, 4 and 5.

Public transport

If you are unable to reach our offices by car, the nearest bus stop is the High Street/Orpington War Memorial. This stop frequently sees stops 51, 61, 208, 353, 358, 477, 684, B14, N199, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 and R11.

There is also a local train station, located an 11-minute walk from the offices.