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Moment's Lack of Thought Costs Dog Owner £115,000

Dog ownership is a source of joy to many, but it is not free from legal responsibilities. Owners bear responsibility for their pets' behaviour and can be sued for damages if they cause injury, even when such incidents are the result of a simple lack of...

Chambers 2018

Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Their guides are trusted by clients when they need to find the most appropriate legal representation for their business. ...

Government Must Prove its Case to Obtain Deportation

Marriages of convenience are normally entered into in order to give one of the spouses the right to remain in the UK. At present, EU citizens normally have the right to remain in the UK. However, that right can be removed if it is shown that it has been...

Lessons for business from the #metoo headlines

Following the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and other leading figures, businesses need to make sure they have clear policies to inspire the right culture in their workplace. The initial revelations about the Hollywood mogul...

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...
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