Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Important legal notice

ATTENTION: This legal notice applies to the entire contents of this website under the domain name www.previous.cunningtons.co.uk or any other domain name operated by Cunningtons LLP (“Website”) and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using this Website. Using this Website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this Website. This notice is issued by Cunningtons LLP, Head Office, Great Square, Braintree Essex CM7 1UD

  1. Introduction

1.1 Cunningtons LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The contact details of each of Cunningtons’ offices are available on this Website.

1.2 Nothing in this Website constitutes legal advice. Always consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter.

1.3 By accessing any part of this Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted this legal notice in full. If you do not accept this legal notice in full, you must leave this Website immediately.

1.4 Cunningtons LLP may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check this Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Website.

  1. Licence

2.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from this Website for your own personal use on the following basis:

(a) no documents or related graphics on this Website are modified in any way;

(b) no documents or related graphics on this Website are distributed or used for commercial purposes (without Cunningtons prior written permission);

(c) no graphics on this Website are used separately from accompanying text; and

(d) Cunningtons LLP copyright and other notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.

2.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by Cunningtons LLP or its licensors. For the purposes of this legal notice, any use of extracts from this Website other than in accordance with paragraph 2.1 above for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from this Website.

2.3 Subject to paragraph 2.1, no part of this Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without Cunningtons LLP prior written permission.

2.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

  1. Service access

3.1 While Cunningtons LLP endeavours to ensure that this Website is normally available 24 hours a day, Cunningtons LLP shall not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

3.2 Access to this Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond Cunningtons control.

  1. Visitor material and conduct

4.1 Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under the Privacy Policy, any material you transmit or post to this Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Cunningtons LLP shall have no obligations with respect to such material. Cunningtons LLP and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

4.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website any material:

(a) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or

(b) for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or

(c) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in the UK or any other country in the world; or

(d) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

4.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).

4.4 Cunningtons LLP shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Cunningtons LLP to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of paragraph 4.2 or paragraph 4.3.

4.5 You will be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by Cunningtons LLP for breach of paragraph 4.2 or paragraph 4.3.

  1. Links to and from other websites

5.1 Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this Website. Cunningtons LLP has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. Cunningtons LLP therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

5.2 If you would like to link to this Website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of this Website, and subject to the following conditions:

(a) you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the Cunningtons LLP logo;

(b) you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around this Website;

(c) you do not in any way imply that Cunningtons LLP is endorsing any products or services other than its own;

(d) you do not misrepresent your relationship with Cunningtons LLP nor present any other false information about Cunningtons LLP or any other practising style of Cunningtons LLP;

(e) you do not otherwise use any of Cunningtons LLP’s marks and logos displayed on this Website without express written permission from Cunningtons LLP;

(f) you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and

(g) your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations;

(h) That you obtain prior written consent to link to this website from Cunningtons LLP. Linking arrangements will be governed by a formal contract signed on behalf of the practice.

5.3 Cunningtons LLP expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in paragraph 5.2 for breach of these terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.

5.4 You will be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by Cunningtons LLP for breach of paragraph 5.2.

  1. Disclaimer and liability

6.1 While Cunningtons LLP endeavours to ensure that the information on this Website is correct, Cunningtons LLP does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this Website. Cunningtons LLP may make changes to the material on this Website, or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on this Website may be out of date, and CunningtonsLLP makes no commitment to update such material.

6.2 The material on this Website is provided “as is”, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Cunningtons LLP provides you with this Website on the basis that Cunningtons LLP excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which but for this legal notice might have effect in relation to this Website.

6.3 Cunningtons LLP make no promise that materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the UK. If you choose to access this Website from locations outside the UK, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

6.4 Cunningtons LLP, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website) and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with this Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this Website, any websites linked to this Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this Website or your downloading of any material from this Website or any websites linked to this Website.

6.5 Nothing in this legal notice shall exclude or limit Cunningtons LLP’s liability for:

(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); or

(b) fraud; or

(c) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or

(d) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

6.6 If your use of material on this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

  1. Governing law and jurisdiction

7.1 This legal notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

7.2 Disputes arising in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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Our Locations

Braintree - 01376 326868

Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He is the residential conveyancing partner at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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Braintree Walk In
Brighton & Hove: 01273 725229
Chelmsford: 01245 264494
Croydon: 0208 688 8446
Ilford: 020 8553 0002
Solihull: 0121 7056868
Wickford: 01268 732268

Our Key People

The staff at Cunningtons are totally dedicated and highly professional. We are committed to the highest level of customer services which is echoed in our testimonials.

David Drake: Litigation Solicitor and Senior Partner at the Braintree Branch
David Drake: Litigation Solicitor and Senior Partner at the Braintree Branch

David Drake: Litigation Solicitor and Senior Partner at the Braintree Branch

David lives in Colchester and is married with two children.

David is the firm’s senior partner and is head of the Dispute Resolution Department. He is also the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice. and in that capacity steered the firm to LLP status in 2015.

He has been a litigator since he qualified in 1979 and has vast experience of handling litigation matters both for Claimants and Defendants.  He specialises in property disputes, residential Landlord and Tenant including leasehold extension and enfranchisement matters and also handles contract and negligence disputes including professional negligence matters.

David is a former Round Tabler and Rotarian.

He is a passionate Norwich City supporter where he has been a season ticket holder for over 20 years. A previously active sportsman he now plays bowls for competition and keeps basically fit by walking the dogs and undertaking the occasional cycle ride. He is also an aging rocker attending many local gigs and supporting his son who plays in a local rock band.

David Drake can be contacted on 01376 567259
email david.drake@cunningtons.co.uk

Testimonials –

“It was a good interview. I came away feeling very satisfied with the outcome” – Mrs B, November 2013
“We were very impressed by Mr Drake at initial telephone contact, also, he made a site visit to actually see our problem before further advice” – Mr & Mrs T, March 2014
“David Drake is a superb asset to your firm” – Dr L, June 2014
“I have found your company and services to be exemplary and would not hesitate to use you again. Thank you” – Mr W, August 2014
“Very helpful and professional” – Mr F, September 2014

“Very many thanks…this is a most welcomed outcome and we thank you again for all your efforts to bring this dispute to such a satisfactory conclusion” – Mr & Mrs D, May 2016

“Thank you very much for helping me recently by providing free telephone advice. I was finding it difficult to deal with the property management company and you really helped and gave me the information I needed to find a resolution.” Ms B, August 2016

Paul Fenton: Conveyancing Solicitor and Joint Managing Partner
Jason Bradshaw: Conveyancing Solicitor and Partner at the Brighton branch
Aymer Hutton: Partner based in Solihull
Kate Hunt: Partner in charge of the Wickford Office
Bryony Wilmshurst: Solicitor dealing with Wills, Probate, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Charities
Katie Beer: Head of Family Law at Cunningtons
Mohammed is a Partner specialising in Residential Conveyancing, and he works out of Cunningtons’ Ilford office.
Jill Wiggins - Partner in the Family Law Department
Kate Horsted - Conveyancing Solicitor at the Chelmsford Branch
Aaron Coombs: Managing Director based in Braintree

Don't Take Our Word For It....Read What Our Clients Say

I would like to say thanks for all your work in getting the 2 flats I purchased through Cunningtons to completion prior to the end of March (after March I would have of course incurred significant costs in the shape of stamp duty on the buy to let purchases).  In what was not the most straight forward case and with numerous issues raised by the lender, your prompt response and advice ensured the transactions still went through and I thank you sincerely for your efforts. 

Particularly with the second purchase being instructed by me with only about 1 month to go before the end of March, it was a very quick turn-around to get that, indeed both, transactions completed in such quick and efficient time.

I have used Cunningtons for almost 15 years, and I would certainly be happy to do so again, including recommending yourself and Cunningtons to friends and family.

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