1. Christmas Completions

    By Lara Mitchell The run-up to Christmas is probably our busiest time of year with lots of clients wanting to be in their new home in time for Christmas. In order for our accounts department to process all payments our last day for completions is Wednesday 19th December. All WBW offices will close at lunchtime…

  2. Staff Profile: Conleth Fernandes

    Here at WBW, we value every one of our team members. Each member of staff has their own stories, motivations and reasons why they enjoy working for WBW. Today we talk to Conleth Fernandes, who recently joined the WBW team.  Conleth specialises in residential conveyancing and is a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC, Bath…

  3. Claiming compensation for workplace lifting accidents

    Almost a quarter of all non-fatal work-related accidents in Great Britain in the past year were caused by lifting, handling or carrying, according to Health & Safety Executive statistics. Therese Classon, personal injury solicitor at WBW Solicitors, outlines the causes and nature of many workplace lifting injuries and explains how you might claim compensation if…

  4. Top Tips for those looking to instruct an Estate Agent

    Moving home is a big life event. It can be exciting and a little daunting. If you are thinking of selling, Kim Hall, Associate at WBW Solicitors, shares some practical advice for those looking to instruct an Estate Agent to market their property. 1. Do your research and read reviews for your preferred Estate Agent…

  5. Dame Hannah Rogers Charity Christmas Shopping Trip to London

    Christmas Shopping Trip to London WBW is proud to be sponsoring the Dame Hannah Rogers Charity Shopping Trip to London, that will take place on Saturday 01 December 2018. Get your friends together and book your ticket on this super-special Christmas Shopping trip to London, but be quick as we only have limited numbers available! Travel…

  6. Getting ready to sell your business

    Whether or not you are starting to think about retirement, if you have any plans to sell your business in the future then there are steps that you can take to ensure that you achieve the best price for your business and to sell it on the most favourable terms.  It is worth investing time…

  7. Partner Promotion at WBW

    WBW Solicitors are delighted to announce that Sam Thompson (Property Solicitor) has been promoted to Partner at WBW. Steve Bulman, Managing Partner, at WBW Solicitors, said: “I am delighted by Sam’s appointment to be a partner of the firm. She is an excellent addition to the Partnership and I have no doubt her clients &…

  8. Time for ‘no fault’ divorce?

    Calls for proposed reforms to the divorce laws in England and Wales have not fallen on deaf ears as the government has recently announced a consultation on introducing a ‘no-fault divorce’, which could see spouses losing the right to contest a divorce. Fiona Yellowlees, family law solicitor & partner at WBW Solicitors, examines the proposals…

  9. Opinion Piece – Watford Case – Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after ‘catastrophic’ brain damage

    On 8th October the Daily Telegraph reported that a six-year old boy treated at a Hospital in Watford had made a successful clinical negligence claim directed to a Hertfordshire NHS Trust and been awarded £37 million in compensation. Full news story – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/08/boy-6-awarded-record-37m-nhs-compensation-catastrophic-brain. This is a record sum for a claim of this kind and…

  10. Continuous improvement – or an unexpectedly costly invention?

    Creativity, innovation and continuous improvement are buzzwords in almost every organisation, as businesses seek to identify something that will give them a competitive edge and ultimately improve their profitability. Some companies take a structured approach to generating new products and designs, with a dedicated research and development team and active management of their intellectual property…

  11. Clinical negligence resulting in the amputation of limbs

    Generally, doctors do an excellent job in treating patient’s admitted to Hospital. On – happily – very rare occasions, negligent medical treatment can lead to the amputation of a patient’s limb or limbs with devastating consequences for their private and working life. Richard Blair, Partner and Member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel at…

  12. Stannary Brewery – From Home Brew to Craft Brew

    Laura Clarke, Partner who heads up the Food & Drink Team at WBW Solicitors, recently met with her client, Garry White, one part of the Stannary Brewery crew, to talk about their independent craft brewery based in Tavistock, Devon. L: Tell us about Stannary and where it started? G: Haha… Like all the best ideas…

  13. What to do if you are a pedestrian victim of a hit and run accident

    All drivers involved in an accident, which causes someone personal injury, have a duty under the Road Traffic Act 1988 to stop and provide their contact and insurance details or report the accident to the police within 24 hours. Sadly though, this does not always happen with ‘hit and run’ accidents being far too prevalent…

  14. A guide to selling a property for the first time

    By Julie Huntington A guide to selling a property for the first time. The conveyancing process enables a property to be transferred from one legal owner to another. Selling a property comprises of three main stages: 1. Agreeing the sale/purchase 2. Exchanging contracts 3. Completion Once you have agreed a sale your conveyancer will draft…