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Legal Services for Individuals

As a private client, your solicitor has to be someone you feel comfortable with at moments of great personal upheaval or family crisis. At CWJ  you will be treated with sensitivity and respect, and supported through these often stressful times in every way we possibly can.


  • All employment tribunal claims for employers and employees
  • Appeals/ Reviews of tribunal decisions
  • Settlement Agreements and Severance Packages
  • Employment contracts, secondment agreements and directors' and senior executives' service agreements
  • Post-termination restrictions (restrictive covenants), references and garden leave clauses
  • Employment contract and staff handbook reviews
  • Requests for flexible working and parental rights
  • Corporate transactions and TUPE
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Professional disciplinary hearings
  • Redundancy, including collective consultation
  • Discrimination, harassment and victimisation and assistance with Equality Act questionnaires
  • Whistleblowing


  • Divorce and judicial separation
  • Financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children
  • Division of assets (property, investments, businesses and pensions)
  • Co-habitation
  • Pre-marital agreements
  • Domestic violence
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

  • Accidents at work
  • Road accidents
  • Tripping accidents and accidents in public places
  • Medical negligence

Wills and Administration of Estates

  • Wills Tax and estate planning
  • Administration
  • Claims against estates

Guidance for the Elderly

  • Community care legislation
  • Safeguarding the family home
  • Provision for long-term care
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of protection applications

Buying and Selling Your Home

  • Freehold and leasehold sale and purchase
  • Mortgages, transfer of equity and re-mortgages
  • Shorthold tenancies and letting
  • Housing Associations and 'DIYSO' schemes
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation
  • Self-build projects

Lease Extensions and Collective Enfranchisement

  • Acting for both Landlord and Tenant
  • Lease Extensions
  • Collective Enfranchisement
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Right to Manage

Dispute Resolution

  • 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 disputes
  • Employment disputes (including post employment restrictions)
  • Insurance claims
  • Defamation

Disputed Wills, Trusts, Probate and Powers of Attorney

  • Grant of Probate
  • Will challenges
  • Will interpretation and administration
  • Claims against the Estate
  • Court of Protection


Other private client matters

  • Claims under consumer contract and property law
  • Professional negligence