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Clarkson Wright & Jakes As we emerge from the pandemic and return to a new normal way of life, find out how our team are working and continuing to support you and provide you with the service you expect from us. People often turn to their solicitor for advice, especially when they are facing a life changing experience or at a key stage in their life. It is at such times that you need the best possible support.

Our lawyers are accustomed to meeting your individual needs and will provide timely, expert advice. You can be assured that our five generations of experience mean that it is extremely likely that we have experienced any situation that you may find yourself in on many previous occasions. After working hard throughout your life to acquire personal assets, it is important to plan how best to keep and utilise this wealth in later life and protect it for your family.

Come along to one of our free "Protecting Your Assets" seminars held at our office on the second Thursday of every month. I consent to receiving the occasional email regarding legal news, seminars and your other services which may be of interest.

read more › Originally based in Lincoln's Inn, London, CWJ is now a leading firm of Solicitors in Kent. The firm was founded in 1875 and moved to Orpington, Kent in 1951. As you might expect from a firm whose reputation has been built up over five generations, our values are rooted in a strong tradition of integrity and service. It is a tradition that provides a solid foundation for today's CWJ - conveniently situated in Orpington in the London Borough of Bromley, Kent CWJ is a progressive modern practice that operates proactively on its clients' behalf by combining the knowledge and experience of talented individuals with systems built to minimise risk and maximise productivity.

read more › When you are facing any issue with legal implications, you want to be absolutely certain you are getting the right help and advice. In all cases, having the right lawyers on your side can make all the difference to the outcomes. For more and more businesses and individuals in the South East and throughout Kent, these criteria point to CWJ. To find out what our clients say about us please visit If, after exploring our site, you feel that we could also be the right legal partners for you, the next step is simple: just call 01689 887887 to discuss how we can help.

read more › 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. Employment contracts, secondment agreements and directors' and senior executives' service agreements. Post-termination restrictions (restrictive covenants), references and garden leave clauses. Discrimination, harassment and victimisation and assistance with Equality Act questionnaires.

read more › Our team of Kent employment solicitors advises employees, including directors and senior executives, on all employment-related issues. The team is lead by Judith Curran. She is supported by a team of solicitors with extensive specialist experience and an excellent track record in advising employees and conducting employment tribunal claims. Our team includes specialist employment solicitors who have been collectively and individually recognised by Chambers UK, the independent guide to the legal profession, as leading employment solicitors in Kent and the South.

read more › The breakdown of any relationship can be traumatic and stressful, but our dedicated team of family law solicitors in Orpington have the knowledge and experience to provide caring, practical and clear advice to guide you through what is often a distressing time. Whether you and your partner have decided to divorce, you've just moved in with a partner and are concerned about your legal rights, or you need advice about making arrangements for children, we are compassionate and sensitive in our approach.

read more › If you are injured through no fault of your own, it can have serious consequences for you and your loved ones. As well as living with the impact on your health, you might also find yourself unable to work, leaving you in real financial difficulties. The CWJ team of personal injury solicitors in Kent are specialists in securing no-win no-fee compensation for injuries sustained that were not your fault. We deal with many hundreds of injury claims in Kent each year, both minor and severe, including brain injuries, spinal injuries and back injuries.

read more › The consequences of personal injury arising from medical negligence can have a huge impact on your life as well as being very stressful. You need to be 100% confident of having the right lawyer looking after your interests and any possible medical negligence compensation claim - someone with the skills and experience to make sure your claim is handled quickly and efficiently, and with the best outcome. Unfortunately, not all medical treatment is successful and, in some cases, clinical errors can result in long-term damage to your health or even death in the most serious cases.

read more › Our Kent conveyancing team at CWJ, one of the leading solicitors in Kent, knows how to get transactions moving, pre-empting and speedily resolving potential delays promptly and efficiently. The key to a smooth transaction is good communication, and we make sure that you and the other parties are kept fully informed of progress and timescales and the causes of any obstacles we are working to overcome. This is extremely helpful for first time buyers. When difficult or unusual issues arise, our conveyancing specialists in Kent have the knowledge and experience to deal with them with the minimum of fuss and disruption and the skills to explain their implications clearly, without legal jargon.

read more › The areas of lease extensions and collective enfranchisement can be confusing and stressful for all parties involved as there are numerous procedures and deadlines that must be met. At CWJ we have a highly experienced specialist team to guide you through this complex area, providing advice and support. If you have owned your flat for more than 2 years then you could be entitled to a lease extension of 90 years on top of the unexpired length of your lease with no ground rent. If your lease is approaching 80 years remaining then now is definitely the time to act.

read more › Disagreements can arise in a number of ways and can be very stressful for the individuals concerned. When there is a dispute, you need advice that you can trust and a lawyer you can work with to resolve it. Our specialist dispute resolution solicitors can provide you with sound advice, quality service, and a speed of response you would normally expect from a City-based firm, yet with the advantage of dealing with personable lawyers at a convenient location in Orpington, close to the M25. Whether you are owed a debt, you and a neighbour are embroiled in a boundary dispute, or you want to claim defamation, we can provide practical advice on your options and rigorous representation throughout the process, giving you the best possible chance of achieving a positive outcome.

read more › When a Will is ambiguous, unfair or you believe it contains mistakes, these are serious problems that cannot be ignored and you should seek urgent legal advice. At CWJ we understand that the dynamics involved in such disputes invariably require skillful and sensitive management. It is all too easy for parties to become entrenched in their positions, with often calamitous results in terms of financial and human cost. That is why we believe it is essential to obtain specialist advice as soon as the possibility of a dispute becomes apparent.

read more › Due to the nature of the technical work they will be doing on your behalf, it is essential that whoever is signing the document comes in person and signs in the notary's presence. Please do not sign your document before you come. We offer a "drive through" service if you would prefer to remain in your car. You are welcome to park in our car park and the notary will come to your car window rather than seeing you in a meeting room. Please mention this in advance when making your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate you at short notice whenever possible.

read more › Whether you're a sole trader or representing a large corporation, your CWJ team will pursue your interests with equal commitment and attention to detail. We value all our commercial clients, irrespective of size; and the range of our services extends to virtually every aspect of their operations. Documentation relating to the sale, purchase, transfer, or verification of land, property or shares. Certified copy documents such as Passports, company documentation and educational certificates. Documentation, marriage certificates and declarations of single status in connection with marriage overseas.

read more › Buying and selling businesses is at the heart of our corporate work. Our reputation in this field is based on the highly professional service, wide-ranging commercial awareness and value for money we provide. Our clients range from large national companies to privately owned and family businesses in London and across the South East. From our offices in Orpington, well located close to the M25, we provide the quality of service you expect from a City-based firm with the added benefits of dealing with a personable practice.

read more › Behind every successful and innovative business is a strong foundation of legal strategy, contracts, policies and procedures. Having expert knowledge on your side can help you take advantage of a whole host of commercial opportunities while minimising risk and freeing up your time to work on your business. The CWJ commercial department is dedicated to the provision of tailored commercial advice and support. Our commercial law solicitors can offer legal assistance in a wide range of commercial dealings.

read more › Property is one of a business's most valuable assets, offering space for your business to operate in or as an investment. When making any kind of property deal, it is essential to have the right legal support so you can make the most of the opportunity while staying legally and financially protected. Practical and commercially minded, our team can advise on all types of commercial property work. We have experience working with a variety of businesses, developers and investors and have the expertise and knowledge you need to ensure your property transactions go ahead smoothly while matching your overall commercial strategy.

read more › Disputes in business are generally unwelcome because of their potentially serious impact on corporate finances, as well as your team's time and stress-levels, your company's reputation and your commercial relationships. When faced with a business dispute, you need a lawyer who can work with you to assess risks, costs and options, then determine the best way of tackling the problem to deal with the immediate issue while protecting your wider commercial interests. Our dedicated team of commercial litigation lawyers at CWJ are experienced in handling a range of issues from small debt or breach of contract claims to complex multi-party litigation and claims of more than 1 million.

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