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Covid-19: Changes to Right to Work checks

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As many workplaces remained closed and in person checks would pose difficulties for many from 17 th May 2021, the Home Office has agreed to put the date back to the 21 st June 2021.   In March 2020, the Government announced that...

Catastrophically Injured Cyclist Receives £6.1 Million

Cyclists are always likely to come off worst in collisions with motor vehicles but, if the worst happens, expert personal injury lawyers are there to ensure that they receive just compensation. In a case on point, a promising young man whose career hopes...

Kick the frivolity and take the higher road over inheritance

Inheritance disputes may have risen in response to soaring property prices, second marriages and blended families, with relatives more likely to feel they are missing out, but the courts are pushing back on frivolous claims and obstructive family members....

Thinking of Signing a Lease Without Legal Advice? Just Don't Do It

Entering into a lease, whether commercial or residential, without taking legal advice is, to say the least, highly unwise. A landowner who fell into that trap put himself at serious risk of an unwanted tenant moving into his newly built home. The man bought...

Happy, Smiley Birth Injuries Girl Receives Seven-Figure Award

Damages awards to clinical negligence victims may appear very large, but they are no more than is needed to pay for a lifetime of care. In one case, a happy, smiley and giggly little girl who suffered injuries of maximum severity during her birth received an...

British Child's Inheritance of Italian Property Creates Legal Quandary

Where a British child inherits foreign property, tricky legal issues can arise. However, as one case showed, English judges are well able to deal with such difficulties by applying the overriding principle that the child's welfare is always paramount. The...

Defamed on Social Media? You Don't Have to Put Up With It

Wounding statements that can have a devastating impact on your professional and personal life take moments to type but can spread like wildfire on the internet. As a High Court case concerning two sports journalists showed , however, lawyers can move fast...

Policies Restricting Employee Social Media Usage Can Be Legally Fraught

Policies which seek to restrain employees' inappropriate use of social media may seem sensible but they can be fraught with legal difficulties and require careful drafting by a professional. In a case on point, a vehicle paint sprayer who was unfairly...

Retired Carpenter Asbestosis Victim Aged 81 Wins Right to Recompense

Asbestosis is a terrible disease that blights thousands of lives and is, perhaps, made all the worse by the fact that it can take decades to develop. In a High Court case on point, an 81-year-old retired carpenter won the right to damages more than 40 years...

Career Progression At CWJ

Clarkson Wright & Jakes is delighted to announce that it has promoted two of its solicitors to senior lawyers as of 1 May 2021. Kate Horley started her training contract with CWJ in September 2014, qualifying in the Personal Injury department in...
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