1. WBW Sponsors the 2018 Powderham Food Festival

    The much loved Powderham Food Festival is returning and will be opening its gates to the public on the 6th and 7th of October.  WBW Solicitors are proud to say that we will once again be sponsoring the yearly event which takes place on the historic grounds of Powderham Castle. This year will see over…

  2. Claiming compensation for a workplace ‘manual handling’ accident

    Manual handling is the cause of more than a third of all workplace injuries, according to Health & Safety Executive figures. Manual handling is any activity which requires the use of force by a person, such as lifting, lowering, restraining, pushing, pulling and carrying. Such tasks take place in almost all workplace environments including factories,…

  3. Exeter Cathedral
    Law firms merge to grow offering in Exeter and East Devon

    Two of the oldest and most established legal firms in Devon are to merge in November.  WBW, who have offices in Newton Abbot, Exeter, Bovey Tracey, Torquay, Paignton and Launceston are to merge with Ford Simey who have offices in Exeter, Exmouth, Sidmouth and Honiton. Announcing the merger, the Managing Partner of WBW – Steve…

  4. What rights do you have to see your grandchildren?

    Grandparents often enjoy a special bond with their grandchildren and it is one that parents usually treasure. However sometimes, whether through a family fall out or because parents divorce or separate, grandparents are prevented from seeing their grandchildren, or have their access severely restricted. Although the Ministry of Justice is currently considering requests from MPs…

  5. The Cornwall Property Market – Be Prepared!

    By Helen Davies The Cornwall property market is one of extremes, from the second home hotspots such as Rock and St Ives, where most buyers come from out of the county, to areas of considerable deprivation. Parts of Cornwall are remote, but increased transport options, including the wide range of destinations served by Cornwall  Airport,…

  6. Devon Made – Devon Foodie Laura Clarke chats to Devon’s Steve Williams of Good Game

    Laura Clarke, Partner who heads up the Food & Drink Team at WBW Solicitors, recently met with her client, Steve Williams, one half of Good Game, to talk about their new exciting venture The Globe Inn, a traditional pub in Lympstone. L: What inspired you to take over The Globe Inn? S: We like the…

  7. City to Sea Marathon

    On Saturday 1st September two of our wonderful WBW colleagues, Nikki & Courtney, from our Torquay office walked 26.60 miles from Exeter to Babbacombe. The ‘City to Sea Marathon’ is organized to help raise funds for THHN – Torbay Holiday Helpers Network. The Torbay Holiday Helpers Network provides free fun filled memory making holidays, to…

  8. John Whiting & Co to close and move to WBW Solicitors

    John Whiting & Co of Launceston is set to close its doors on Friday 31st August 2018. John Whiting set up John Whiting & Co Solicitors in Camelford in 1983 after 10 years’ experience, both in private practice and in local government. The firm then moved to Launceston in 1995, only a few doors down…

  9. WBW Seasonal Diary – Our Guide to Summer Fun in Devon & Cornwall

    With the summer holidays drawing to a close, the roads will become quieter and the tourists will slope back to their residences. Hopefully we shall see a final blast of sunshine grace the region and ease us into the fresher days of autumn. Here at WBW we are very passionate about all things local, we…

  10. Contract Terms – That you didn’t know were there…

    When drafting a contract the terms are key.  What many people fail to consider is that there may be more terms than those you have expressly agreed to which the parties may be subject to.  These are called implied terms and quite often you won’t even know they are there. Implied terms are terms which may…

  11. Has a trip to A&E left you in more pain than before?

    There were 23.4 million attendances recorded at Accident and Emergency (A&E) in England during 2016-17 according to NHS Digital figures. Clearly, that’s a lot of work for our hard-working, dedicated NHS staff. In general, these highly trained healthcare professionals do a commendable job, diagnosing and treating the medical problems which affect the millions of people…

  12. How does a civil partnership differ to marriage?

    Under current laws heterosexual couples are prevented in the UK from becoming civil partners, but the government is now under pressure to change the law after a recent Supreme Court ruling that the Civil Partnership Act 2004 discriminated against heterosexual couples and was therefore incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. ‘There is no…

  13. How to choose the best Estate Agent for you…

    Estate agents now come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes it can be hard to work out what might work best for you.  From our perspective, we now work alongside both the traditional `full-service’ estate agencies and the online agencies but we know from talking to our clients that it is sometimes hard to…

  14. Two Partner Promotions at WBW

    Laura Clarke (Corporate & Commercial) and Kerry Curd (Employment) have both been promoted to Partner at WBW Solicitors. Both Kerry and Laura have been with the firm for a number of years and have extensive experience within their specialist areas. Laura also heads up our Food & Drink team. Steve Bulman, Managing Partner, at WBW…