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Inheritance and wills - don't jump to conclusions

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We quite often receive enquiries from people who believe that they are beneficiaries under a will and that they have somehow been short-changed and not received the inheritance they are entitled to. Given that many of the people involved in the...

Safeguard your home and property rights

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Over the years, I have quite often crossed paths with individuals, mainly women, who have been worried about their spouse selling their home without their consent. It’s a concern for many older women who often left money matters to their husbands, as...

R v H (Southwark Crown Court)

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Another acquittal secured for client who instructed W&C. Client faced allegations of making threats to kill and assault. Crown continued with prosecution against our client despite all prosecution witnesses not attending the trial. After a five day...

Travelling with minor children - when you need consent

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As the school summer holidays begin, many families are planning overseas trips, but it is increasingly common for one or both parents to stay at home, perhaps due to illness, relationship breakdown, work, finance or other constraints, or because children are...

Crime: News & Updates - Recent Successes

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R-v-G (2018) magistrates court W&C defended client of good character with mental health issues in a domestic stalking and harassment case. This case involved a carefully thought out and realistic case strategy which would have either resulted in a...

Leases and Legal Action

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This has been a busy period for leasehold enquiries ranging from unfair service charges to threats of legal action for breach of lease. Signing legal document Your lease details the terms on which you occupy your home (usually a flat), including your...

Mediation - The benefits of help moving on

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Whether it’s striking workers, warring neighbours, divorcing couples or companies wrangling over finances, we hear a lot about mediation these days and are increasingly being encouraged to give it a try. My colleague,  Aneesha Bhunjun  is a...

Prenuptial agreements

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I expect everyone’s heard that there’s going to be another royal wedding next year following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent announcement. But did you also know that there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the lovebirds...

Returning purchases

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For a change, I thought it might be helpful to move away from the big legal issues and focus instead on the smaller, annoying stuff that we all have to deal with in our lives. Now that the festive season is behind us and we’ve had a chance to clear...

Is a "Prenuptial Agreements" needed, and why do you need one in the UK?

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I expect everyone’s heard that there’s going to be another royal wedding next year following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent announcement. But did you also know that there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the lovebirds...

Breaking Free, Prison Law Department Walking Away

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Unfortunately this means that With immediate effect we will no longer be able to accept new prison law cases. We remain committed to prisoners and their rights, and as such will continue to accept enquiries for referral purposes. To insure that our...

Does cost cutting legal aid translate into savings?

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8.75% has continued to fall consistently every year. This has hit the Criminal Justice System hard in more ways than one as the cuts have led to many defendants representing themselves. One of the main results from the legal aid cuts is a rise in people...

Do I Need A Solicitor Or Notary Public?

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We at Wainwright and Cummins LLP have been tasked numerous times to sign documents for both new and existing clients, only for that document to later be returned because it was not signed by a Notary public. As many people don’t know that they...

What to do if you are experiencing Domestic abuse?

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We’re tackling the question of what to do if you are experiencing domestic abuse? Louise Ankarcrona, who is part of our family law team, answers it below. Two women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner and one...

Lasting Power of Attorney

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They say no man is an island. And in this increasingly hectic world, we’re faced with so many decisions to make every day. For many of us, there will come a time when we need somebody to lean on. We’re living longer, we’re busier than ever...

New Justice League Ranking improved as Wainwright & Cummins is listed in Legal 500

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Wainwright and Cummins are proud to announce that yet again we have been listed in the legal 500 in two areas of Law. This is the second time our Criminal team have been placed in this prestigious list, and now we have been recognised for the work of our...

Allegations of Harassment in an Affectionate Relationship

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Wainwright & Cummins recently assisted a client who was accused by her ex-boyfriend of harassment, as well as two counts of minor criminal damage. She came to us in distress, and explained that during the course of their volatile two-year relationship...

Legal Aid Opportunities

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Many people believe that Legal Aid is increasingly rare, and difficult to obtain. This is not in fact the case; there are many factors which determine whether or not an individual is eligible to receive Legal Aid, and it should not be assumed that a person...

Local residents express concern about what will happen to them & their loved ones following Brexit

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Monica Karir who heads up our Immigration team, has looked into the issues & gives her take on this worrying issue. On 26th June 2017, the UK government set out its position on the status of EU citizens post Brexit. Briefly, there will be new rights in...

CPS Lack of effort is equal to a waste of time

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The firm recently achieved a successful outcome in defending a client facing multiple allegations, including Section 20 GBH, 2 counts of Criminal Damage and Harassment under the Protection of Harassment Act 1997. The Senior Judge at Croydon Crown Court made...

Should a terrorist have the right to Legal Advice?

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With the shocking events that took place over Westminster bridge, where a number of people lost their lives. This was an act to insight fear and terror in the general public, and it worked to a degree. However we also got to see the good side of humanity...

Counterclaim puts smile on damp faces

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Wainwright & Cummins Housing department have been working extremely hard and have had a successful few months in cases relating to possession and counterclaims. Our client had been living in poor conditions, as her property was damp and covered in mold...

The Effect of Modernising Criminal Courts

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In the Queen’s speech last month, Her Majesty confirmed that ‘legislation will be introduced to modernise the courts system’. Enabling more efficient communication and sharing of documentation between the police, CPS, prison services, legal...

EU Citizens Rights to live in the UK post Brexit

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On 26th June 2017, the UK government published its proposals “safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK” setting out its position on the status of EU citizens when UK leaves the EU. Briefly, what UK has proposed in terms of EU...

Has the law caught up with modern ways of working?

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With the advent of the so-called gig economy and so many of us now working flexibly, it’s important to know where we stand in relation to our employment rights. “Has the law caught up with modern ways of working?” Employment Law...

Grenfell Tower Fire: Inquiry or Inquest?

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Last week’s catastrophic fire at Grenfell tower has left the country overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, and determined to uncover what led to such a calamity. Questions have been raised regarding the standard of fire safety regulations,...

Wainwright & Cummins at Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen!

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Wainwright & Cummins at Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen! W&C were happy to support Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen at their fundraising launch event for “Brixton on Trial”. Lawyers in the soup kitchen are an infallible arm of the renowned...

Is it time to renew your lease?

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Do you own a leasehold flat? Are you worried that the lease is getting too short and you might have problems selling the flat now or in the future? Our lease enfranchisement (lease extension) expert, Robert Wood, is on hand to shine some light. A...

Why wills matter?

Aneesha Bhunjun
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Creating a will is one of the most important processes that you can engage in for both yourself and your family. A will is a legal document by which a person, known as the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their estate is to be distributed on...

Wainwright & Cummins LLP participate in London Legal Walk 2017

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With the spring sun on our side and many of our learned friends from across the London boroughs, we walked the obligatory 10k in aid of raising funds for those charities that assist those often out of reach of paid legal services. We at wainwright &...

Eviction prevented after possession claim was struck out

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Our head of housing ‘Grace Bovill’ was successful in representing a long standing Brixton tenant from becoming homeless by making representations to the court that the Landlord had restored proceedings without permission to do so. The court...

Everyone's Right to Legal Advice

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In 2005, Ismail Abdurahman was convicted of terrorism offences in relation to the failed London bombings. However, the police did not inform him during his interview as a witness that he was also a suspect, and did not offer him access to a lawyer. The right...

The Wainwright & Cummins LLP Legal Bake Sale Results

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Wainwright and Cummins would like to thank everyone who attended the Legal bake sale that was held at our Housing and Crime department location at 6a Acre Lane SW2 5SG. Many members of staff took this chance to bake, this made for a very unique experience,...

What is the procedure if my 16 year old is arrested?

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So, you’ve received the dreaded phone call from police telling you that your child has been arrested. What do you do? First of all, don’t panic! At this stage, the police are only investigating an allegation of a criminal offence & they...

From the US to the UK- My Experience with Wainwright & Cummins

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From the US to the UK – My Experience with Wainwright & Cummins LLP I am an American college student who had the opportunity to study and work in London in the spring of 2016. Given my interest in criminal law and my desire to attend law school...

Wainwright and Cummins Great Legal Bake Sale

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We are proud to announce this year we will be taking part in this year “The Great Legal Bake”. So come and join us on the 27th February 2017, from 11am to 2pm at 6a Acre lane, Brixton SW2 5SG. This is an annual event that takes place in...

W&C involved with International Conflict Resolution Event

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Our own Aneesha Bhunjun has been selected along with an international team all representing ADR-ODR and EICR in Paris for the Mediation Week between the 3rd and 8th February. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for allowing a member of...

Mediators without Borders

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Our very own Aneesha Bhunjun spent early October training young lawyers in Mediation at the University of Calcutta, one of the top three schools of law in India. Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution, quicker and cheaper than litigation, and...

We are moving to 6a Acre Lane

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You may or may not be aware that we are moving our Criminal, Housing and Prison Law departments from 30a Acre Lane to 6a Acre Lane. The move will take place: Friday 14th October 2016 — Monday 17th October 2016. Please understand this move may cause...

We can be your Wingman! - Top Gun

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Wainwright and Cummins are delighted to announce the result of our client Mr F’s trial. He faced several charges, including possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition. The charge regarding a firearm carry a...

Helping The Early Bird Catch The Worm - Employment Law Talks

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On Thursday 15th September 2016, Ayesha Casely-Hayford will be giving a talking about things that you need to know as an entrepreneur within employment law, and how to protect your business. She believes it is beneficial for new companies to know as...

Road Traffic Accident

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We at Wainwright & Cummins strive to provide the best service for every one of our clients. Over time we have built up a strong team of specialist and trustworthy lawyers, who individually and together have a great track record of defending clients in...

Will Brexit help Whitewash Briton?

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The outcome of the EU referendum on 24th June has had a significant impact on British society in many ways. The value of the pound has dropped significantly; the economy has been negatively impacted, with a recession looking likely; and there has been...

Thunderclap to "End legal aid deserts"

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We at Wainwright & Cummins are proud to be known for offering our clients the support with the usage of legal aid. As a Legal aid firm, we offer support for those who need are in need legal help, even if they do not have the funding. This could be due...

Housing: Legal Aid 'Advice Deserts'

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Wainwright & Cummins were concerned this week at the publication of a report from the Law Society regarding legal aid ‘advice deserts’ in housing, reported by the  Law Society Gazette . Around a third of legal aid areas have only one...

Impact of Brexit on EEA and EU Nationals and their Family Members

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of the UK with the EU. But of immediate concern is the potential effect of this decision on EU nationals and their family members resident in the UK. There are around 3 million EU nationals living in the UK. As EU nationals are not required to hold residence...

London Legal Walk 2016

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On Monday, Wainwright & Cummins were delighted to participate again in the London Legal Walk, as we have been every year since 2011. This is a 10km charity walk through central and legal London, to raise money for free legal advice charities across...

The Criminal Legal Aid Protocol and a Moral Quandary

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It is unlikely to come as a surprise to readers of this blog that there is at present a ‘boycott’, by many firms who do criminal legal aid work, of work done at new legal aid rates. The background to this action, which will be referred to as...

Wainwright & Cummins LLP

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In the last week Wainwright & Cummins’ housing, immigration, crime and prison law departments have been undergoing that rite of passage – the office move. After many years at our old office on Brixton Road, we have moved five...

Pro Bono and the City

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A recent speech by Michael Gove, the new Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, tackled a wide variety of issues relating to the legal profession, access to justice and the rule of law. One of the more controversial of his comments related to...