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Betrayal is Source of Knifepoint Robbery Acquittal

Kathleen Mulhern
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A 24 year old man was acquitted of a knife point robbery, and taking a conveyance without consent. R v MW Our client (MW) was alleged to have robbed a man of his Mercedes car, mobile phone and other personal belongings, whilst in possession of a large...

Mosque Intruder Not Guilty of Burglary

Roderick Jones
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A Kingston jury acquitted a nineteen-year-old student of entering Mitcham Islamic Centre as a burglar in less than twenty minutes. They may have been influenced by evidence from the members of the Mosque when, in cross-examination, they admitted, a drop in...

Act Provides New Legal Options for Renters

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I sat freezing in my home, the result of my landlord’s ongoing neglect, it occurred to me that part of the misery for many people in similar situations is the overwhelming sense of powerlessness and déjà vu. Currently, if you rent...

Health and safety liability can cost an arm and a leg

Roderick Jones
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Health and safety liability can cost an arm and a leg – here’s how to protect your business and employees The cost to your business of failing to have a safe work environment can be catastrophic. In 2016 the financial punishment for breaches of...

Miss the train today or miss a good job forever?

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I worry that they will struggle to find fulfilling work and secure homes. Or that they’ll be sucked into the vortex of social media that encourages them to measure their self-worth by what they own, how they look and how much money they make, which can...

Happy New Year from Wainwright and Cummins

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The New-Year has begun and we at the firm would like to thank all of you for keeping up with our blog posts!   We want to again thank everyone for your continued interest in the exploits of the firm and we hope that, if nothing else, our content is...

Children, Parents and the Law

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In years gone by, it was very common for busy parents to rely on older children to participate in running the home and keeping an eye on the younger ones. Some of us even had regular household chores that we were responsible for. In many other countries,...

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...

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