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Bail to Return Vs Released under Investigation

Katie McCaughin
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Have you been released under investigation, and what does this mean? On the 3rd April 2017 the Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into force, this means that police are now increasingly releasing people under investigation (RUI). This can often be for...

Stop and Search: Know Your Rights

Katie McCaughin
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Do you think you have been unlawfully stopped and searched? The GOV.UK website reports that there were 277,378 stop and searches in 2017/18. This number is likely to increase. It is therefore important that you know your rights. Top Tips for handling...

Disability Discrimination - Caselaw Update

Ayesha Casely-Hayford
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This article is about an Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment given in January 2018. It involved a woman called Ms Lofty who was dismissed from her job. The employer was called Hamis. Hamis trades under the name of First Cafe. Ms Lofty sued for disability...

Kathleen Mulhern Becomes A Partner

Andrew Wainwright
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kathleen Mulhern as a partner with Wainwright & Cummins LLP from 1st April 2019.  The appointment signals the Firms commitment to a robust future and to ensuring excellence in its representation of...

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...

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