Who we are?

Building a team of exceptional people is key to our success and we take pride in the enthusiasm, motivation and focus of our staff, our vision and our values. Our team delivers a first class service with a personal approach. As a dynamic law firm delivering an integrated service, with expertise in the above fields, we are able to offer our clients legal advice aimed at finding the best solution to their legal matters and transactions. We offer our clients a personal and friendly service and we take pride in the confidence and trust that they have in us.

Practice Area

Finance Law

We know how important welfare benefit are for some people. So, we act for the appellant in all areas of welfare benefit law and we also can provide advice in all areas of welfare benefit law.

Litigation

Sometimes disputes are unavoidable. Some disputes are trivial and may be resolved amicably by way of a simple approach. Occasionally these disputes may escalate into very serious issues demanding a constructive and pragmatic approach. Our experienced and proactive lawyers are committed to finding fast and cost-effective ways of resolving disputes for individuals and businesses at an early stage where possible. We pride ourselves on our many years’ experience of dealing with various kinds of disputes relating to various fact situations before different courts and tribunals. We understand that litigation is a last resort therefore we will consider all necessary options, including negotiation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in other to resolve your dispute. Where this is unattainable and your matter proceeds to court, we will protect and represent your interest during court proceedings. We can assist you with the following matters; • Breach of contract • Debt recovery • Consumer problems • Defamation • Shareholder and partnership disputes • Directors’ duties • Freezing orders • Injunctions • Breach of confidence • Intellectual property disputes • Landlord & tenant disputes • Nuisance proceedings • Property litigation • Professional negligence • E-commerce disputes Our expert litigation & dispute resolution team will provide you with high quality advice. To find out how we can help you, please contact us on 020 8469 0669 or send us an enquiry via our contact page. We will assess your situation and apply the appropriate course of action, tailored to suit your needs.

Consumer

Consumers often face several legal issues where they are most vulnerable. This circumstance, combined with the seeming imbalance of power between the average consumer and a business that has failed to fulfil their obligation, creates the need for the legal rights of consumers to be protected. At Waterdenes Solicitors, we devote our time and resources to offering professional and high-quality advice on all kinds of consumer issues including: • Refunds and returns • Repairs and replacements • Warranties • Online purchases • Consumer credit agreements • Product safety and consumer rights • Third party purchases • Poor quality or delayed services We strive to provide an outstanding level of client service and pay great attention to detail. We are here to assist you when you have a consumer dispute and will do everything we can to achieve your desired result. To find out how we can help you, please contact us on 020 8469 0669 or send us an enquiry via our contact page. We will assess your situation and apply the appropriate course of action, tailored to suit your needs.

Employment

Employment Law is a complex and continually changing area of law. It is important for employers and employees to be aware that there are strict deadlines imposed by the legislation about bringing claims. Mistakes may result into expensive legal consequences therefore, it’s important to ensure that you have a good lawyer from the very start of your employment matter. Waterdenes Solicitors is a leading firm which provides comprehensive legal advice on employment law matters. We have an excellent reputation in the United Kingdom and we possess a wealth of experience in dealing with employment law issues such that one phone call to our lawyers is usually enough to bring your mind at ease. Our lawyers provide clear and concise expert advice to employers and employees and further implement strategic steps tailored towards achieving effective results. We have experienced litigators who represent the best interest of our clients in the Employment Tribunal and in court. EMPLOYERS We will provide you with expert and pragmatic advice to achieve the best possible outcome for your business. Our employment team have many years’ experience in preventing and resolving employment issues. We can provide constructive and practical advice in the following areas; • Disciplinary action against any employee • Handling grievances received from any employee • Discrimination (age, disability, race, sex, religion) • Defending and/or avoiding Employment Tribunal claims • High Court action, including injunctions, to enforce contracts of employment, restrictive covenants and protection of your business assets • Contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures • Negotiation of termination packages and compromise agreements • General advice to avoid employment disputes where possible • Collective redundancy and restructuring • TUPE issues (Transfer of Undertaking Regulations 2006) • Directors service agreements We know that cost can be an issue, therefore we will ensure that we explain to you in clear terms all cost implications and foreseeable disruptions before dealing with your matter. We are committed to providing you with a desired result therefore we will work with you in the most professional way ensuring that you receive the most practical legal advice. EMPLOYEES As an employee, experiencing difficulties in your work relationship with an employer can be very frustrating and devastating especially when you are not fully aware of your rights. Therefore, it is important for you to know exactly when your employer’s actions are considered unlawful and take all necessary steps to address them accordingly. This is where our services become relevant especially with our high rate of success in handling matters on behalf of employees. Our areas of expertise include; • Discrimination (age, disability, race, sex, and sexual orientation), • Redundancy • Unfair dismissal • Constructive dismissal • wrongful dismissal • Compromise agreements • Statutory rights (e.g. Maternity, paternity and family issues) • Issues arising from variation of contract • Bonus incentive issues • TUPE issue (Transfer of Undertakings [Protection of Employment] Regulations) • Disciplinary and grievance disputes • Pay and benefits. If your matter proceeds to the Employment Tribunal, we will represent you. Our expert employment law team will provide you with high quality employment law advice. To find out how we can help you, please contact us on 020 8469 0669 or send us your enquiry via our contact page. We will assess your situation and apply the appropriate course of action, tailored to suit your needs.

Why we are the best choice

Immigration

Waterdenes Solicitors have an outstanding rate of success in dealing with various immigration matters. Our lawyers will advise you on the correct visa application, the required documentation, the prospect of success, and the steps necessary to achieve your desired result. We appreciate that having an immigration issue can be very frustrating therefore we aim to offer a sympathetic, efficient and cost-effective service to our clients. We represent clients in the UK and abroad. We can advise on all aspects of the immigration issues including; • Regularisation of stay for illegal immigrants and overstayers • Discretionary applications • Visa extension • Domestic violence applications • Entry clearance • EU residence visas • Family reunion applications • Nationality & British citizenship • Application for sponsorship licence for employers • Work visas • Spouses & partners • Students • Travel document • Asylum and Human Right Act applications • Application for domestic workers • Removal & deportation issues • Bail applications • Appeals • Judicial review Our services also include premium application processing via appointments with the Public Enquiry Office. We are well informed on the regular changes and developments made to the immigration rules and will guide you through the entire process of making your application. Our immigration team have many years of experience in dealing with complex applications and we can represent you in the immigration tribunal and in court. Our expert immigration team will provide you with high quality immigration advice. To find out how we can help you, please contact us on 020 8469 0669 or send us an enquiry via our contact page. We will assess your situation and apply the appropriate course of action, tailored to suit your needs.

Family

We appreciate that the breakdown of a family relationship can be very emotional and stressful. Therefore, in seeking to find a fair resolution, we apply a constructive and non-aggressive approach in dealing with family matters relating to a divorce, financial settlement or issues surrounding children. We aim to achieve an amicable settlement between conflicting parties by providing them with practical legal advice and guiding them through all available options. We encourage parties to explore all practicable solutions provided in reaching an agreement on favourable terms to reduce the cost implications of court proceedings. We can put parties in contact with trained mediators in other to resolve their matters without the need of court proceedings. However, in the event where all means of resolution have been exhausted and it becomes necessary to commence legal proceedings in court, we will guide our clients through the process and represent their interest. Our experience covers a non-exhaustive range of services including: • Divorce • Financial settlement • Enforcement of maintenance claims • Capital claims for children under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 • Children, parental responsibility, residence and contact issues • Collaborative law • Cross border issues • Cohabitation law • Cohabitation agreements • Financial claims between cohabitees • Inheritance claims • Pension claims • Pre-nuptial agreements (marriage contracts) • Post nuptial agreements • Removal of children from the jurisdiction • Domestic violence • Adoption • Mediation • injunctions Our expert family law team will provide you with high quality family law advice. To find out how we can help you, please contact us on 020 8469 0669 or send us an enquiry via our contact page. We will assess your situation and apply the appropriate course of action, tailored to suit your needs.

Litigation

Sometimes disputes are unavoidable. Some disputes are trivial and may be resolved amicably by way of a simple approach. Occasionally these disputes may escalate into very serious issues demanding a constructive and pragmatic approach. Our experienced and proactive lawyers are committed to finding fast and cost-effective ways of resolving disputes for individuals and businesses at an early stage where possible. We pride ourselves on our many years’ experience of dealing with various kinds of disputes relating to various fact situations before different courts and tribunals. We understand that litigation is a last resort therefore we will consider all necessary options, including negotiation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in other to resolve your dispute. Where this is unattainable and your matter proceeds to court, we will protect and represent your interest during court proceedings. We can assist you with the following matters; • Breach of contract • Debt recovery • Consumer problems • Defamation • Shareholder and partnership disputes • Directors’ duties • Freezing orders • Injunctions • Breach of confidence • Intellectual property disputes • Landlord & tenant disputes • Nuisance proceedings • Property litigation • Professional negligence • E-commerce disputes Our expert litigation & dispute resolution team will provide you with high quality advice. To find out how we can help you, please contact us on 020 8469 0669 or send us an enquiry via our contact page. We will assess your situation and apply the appropriate course of action, tailored to suit your needs.

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