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Letting Agency Fined for Breaches of Consumer Rights Legislation

Professionals who deal directly with the public are subject to a battery of consumer protection rules and failing to comply with them can be costly, both in financial and reputational terms. In one case, a letting agency that neglected to display a list of...

You Don't Always Have To Prove Negligence to Win Compensation

With expert legal representation, it is not always necessary for accident victims to prove negligence in order to win compensation. In one case, a motorist's insurance company agreed to pay damages of £1 million to a seriously injured road accident...

Equal Pay - Can You Compare One Type of Job With Another?

For the purposes of equal pay legislation, can workers doing one job compare themselves with others performing an entirely different task when both are paid from a single source? In an important decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that...

Change of Use Over Time Leads to Four-Day Court Battle

Rights of way over land are a constant source of dispute and, because the law relating to land is complex, such disputes all too frequently end up in avoidable court proceedings. A recent case heard by Bristol County Court was brought by a man who claimed...

CWJ recognised as a leading law firm

We are very pleased that Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, two of the top independent annual guides to UK law firms, have once again recognised CWJ as a leading law firm in Kent and the South and across both guides a total of 13 of our solicitors have...

CWJ Sponsor 'HR Leader of the Year' Award 2018

Kent CIPD will be hosting a special awards dinner to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in people management and learning and development. Kent CIPD are welcoming nominations for the awards until the. It is very easy to enter; they need a...

The Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme

Following a four-week pilot scheme, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme is now open to anyone who paid fees in respect of an Employment Tribunal or Employment Appeal Tribunal claim after their introduction in July 2013. Those eligible can apply...

Electrician Due Compensation From Two Firms

The first issue that has to be decided in any injury claim is that of liability – who was actually responsible for the injury? Sometimes this is far from straightforward and, even when the injury is clearly not the fault of the person who was injured,...

X Marks the Spot in IP Battle

Trade marks are jealously protected by their owners. A recent case shows how even seemingly uncontroversial trade marks can be found to infringe existing trade marks and proves the need for care in such circumstances. The case involved tyre giants...

Ignoring Advice Not Path to Success

There really is little point in instructing lawyers to represent you if you do not then listen to their advice. In one case which illustrates this , two women dispensed with the services of not just one but two legal teams, after they were advised to...
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