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Civil Disputes
Disputes can be stressful, irritating and expensive in time and money . At Coninghams we believe civil litigation should be a last resort preferring to use other ways of resolving disagreements (such as arbitration, mediation, conciliation and negotiation) which are cost-effective and can avoid long-term damage to business and personal relationships. Where court proceedings cannot be avoided, we use our expertise to ensure that your case is presented to the best advantage. The range of disputes we cover is extensive and includes :

  • Property Disputes (including boundary disputes)
  • Planning disputes
  • Breach of Contract cases
  • Landlord & Tenant disputes
  • Company & Partnership disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Professional Negligence
  • Inheritance Claims
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Driving Offences
We understand the importance of providing a robust defence in order to protect your licence and to limit the impact which a prosecution may have on your business activities and family life. Accumulating points or being threatened with disqualification is an increasingly common risk for those where driving is a key part of their business.

We can assist you in relation to:

• Speeding
• Careless or dangerous driving (and causing death by)
• Failure to respond to notices of intended prosecution
• Driving under the influence of drink or drugs
• Mobile phone use
• Avoiding disqualification and accumulation of penalty points

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Fare Evasion
A conviction for fare evasion (rail/bus/oyster card) will be for an offence of dishonesty which may jeopardise your present employment and will certainly adversely affect any future job applications. A successful prosecution not only leads to a fine but a criminal record. We can act swiftly to prevent against this occurring. For a professional person, a criminal conviction is for life and will always have to be declared. Please contact our friendly team on 0203 691 5945 for advice.

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Pre-nuptial Agreements
If you are planning to marry or enter into a civil partnership, you may want to ring-fence or protect some of your assets.

Pre-nuptial agreements are particularly useful if you are entering into a second marriage or partnership, or if there are children involved. Although not considered legally binding, they provide a clear record of your intentions and your partner’s agreement to them. Increasingly, courts are taking them into account and upholding their provisions.

As further protection, it is always important to ensure your Will is reviewed in light of your changing personal circumstances. We can draft a fresh Will to ensure your wishes are provided for with respect to your forthcoming marriage.

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Divorce
The breakdown of any relationship is difficult for all the parties concerned. Our experienced team will be able to guide you through the process sensitively and deal with all aspects of the legal and financial separation.  We specialise in negotiating financial settlements with particular expertise in handling cases involving pre-nuptial agreements.

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Employment Issues
In recent years there have been significant changes in UK employment law and the relationship between employers and employees. We can advise on:

Employment contracts
Advising; drafting; negotiating.

Termination
Advice; drafting & negotiating severance agreements

Redundancy
Selection; consultation.

Discrimination
Sex; race; disability.

Dismissal
Unfair; wrongful; constructive.

Maternity/paternity 
Leave; pay

Transfer of undertakings
Advice; due diligence.

Trade Unions 
Recognition; industrial action.

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Professional Disciplinary
We have many years experience in representing professionals on disciplinary enquiries by their regulatory bodies, from initial stages through to final agreement.

This includes:

  • Advice at the investigating committee stage and drafting written representations
    Representation before tribunals and at hearings
  • We can advise throughout the entire process and our wealth of experience ensures we obtain the right result for you.
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Police Misconduct & Complaints
There are times when Police conduct falls short of what should be expected. In these instances, Coninghams can assist you either to make a complaint and/or to make a civil claim  and obtain compensation for your damages or loss.

The Liberty Guide to Human Rights provides an authorative and helpful guide to this area.  See the links below.

1.Making a Complaint

http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/how-to-enforce-your-rights/the-police/complaints-about-the-police.html

2. Making a Civil Claim.

http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/how-to-enforce-your-rights/the-police/taking-legal-action-suing-the-police.html

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Prisoners Rights
Coninghams have been protecting the rights of Prisoner’s for many years. We will robustly challenge Prison authorities on behalf of Prisoner’s and their families; for infringing their  human rights or for unfair treatment. Please click on the link below for further information about Prisoner’s Rights.

http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/the-rights-of-prisoners/index.html

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Inquests
If a death occurs in hospital, Prison or Police Custody an inquest may need to be carried out in order to establish cause of death.

Inquests are investigations held by a coroner to determine how, when and where an individual has died. The purpose of an inquest is to establish the facts.

We can help you and your family through this process and help to provide answers for an untimely death.

http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/rights-of-the-bereaved/investigations-into-deaths/inquests.html

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Human Rights
We are proud to be defenders of Human Rights as enshrined by the Human Rights Act 1998. We have succeeded in challenging the highest legal authorities and have obtained justice for our clients, time and time again.

We strongly support the defence of the following groups and can provide urgent advice when required:

The Right of Peaceful Protest
http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/the-right-of-peaceful-protest/index.html

The Right to Know
http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/the-right-to-know/index.html

The Right of Suspects, Defendants and Prisoners
http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/the-rights-of-suspects/index.html

Rights of Victims
http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/rights-of-victims-and-witnesses/index.html

The Right of Free Expressionhttp://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/right-of-free-expression/index.html

The Right to receive Equal Treatmenthttp://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/right-to-receive-equal-treatment/index.html

The Rights of the Bereavedhttp://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/rights-of-the-bereaved/index.html

The Rights of Children and Young People
http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/the-rights-of-children-and-young-people/index.html

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Judicial Review
All our lives are greatly affected by the decisions of public bodies. We are experts in the growing field of challenging decisions of public authorities; where they have exceeded or abused their powers.

We have brought a number of successful actions in the Administrative Court

http://www.yourrights.org.uk/yourrights/how-to-enforce-your-rights/civil-action-and-judicial-review/judicial-review.html

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Wills and Tax Planning
Coninghams can provide expert legal assistance in every aspect of making a will or arranging your estate to ensure that your personal wishes are given effect and your tax liabilites minimised. We can even prepare deeds of variation post-death to save unnecessary tax. Our legal services include;

  • Wills
  • General inheritance and tax planning
  • Trusts
  • Applications to the Court of Protection
  • Administration of estates
  • Enduring powers of attorney
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