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  1. WBW Solicitors Launch New Partnership with Sidmouth Bowling Club

    WBW Solicitors incorporating Ford Simey are delighted to have teamed up with Sidmouth Bowling Club as one of their new sponsors. Sidmouth Bowling Club is situated in the heart of East Devon and located in the centre of the town. The club provides excellent facilities for the local community and is affiliated to both County…

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    WBW saves the future of much-loved local bowls tournament

    WBW Solicitors and WBW Chartered Financial Planners have agreed to provide funding for the friendly but competitive Open Bowls Tournament located in the heart of the English Riviera. This annual event first started in 1994 and takes place in the beautiful setting of Torquay seafront which has remarkable views of both the beach and the…

  3. Claiming compensation for misdiagnosed cancer – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    A diagnosis of cancer is devastating enough for both you and your family, but it is even worse if your prognosis is affected because the cancer was misdiagnosed or improperly treated by your GP or oncologist. Jane Couch, a Partner  in the Clinical Negligence department in Newton Abbot, explains how such mistakes can occur and…

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    Claiming compensation for cycling injuries – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. Indeed, of those killed or seriously injured in accidents on Devon and Cornwall’s roads in 2017, 10 per cent of them were cyclists. Accidents do happen of course, but if you have been injured in a cycling accident in the last three years and someone else…

  5. House Development
    Getting vacant possession for redevelopment – by Thomas Lewis of WBW Solicitors

    Where a business tenant has the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, the landlord’s ability to get vacant possession of the property is limited.  A landlord who wants to redevelop must prove that they have a tenable scheme and genuinely intend to carry it out.  A significant decision by the Supreme Court means…

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    Employment Tribunals – A step-by-step guide – by Kerry Curd of WBW Solicitors

    Pursuing an employment tribunal claim is daunting even at the best of times but our expert employment solicitors can support you throughout the process. To show what to expect, our Employment team have come up with this handy guide to a standard employment tribunal proceeding. 1. At this first stage, we will take your initial…

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    What can you do if you are being denied contact with your children? – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    In an ideal world, separating parents would sit down and amicably agree future arrangements for their children. Break-ups, however, are often emotionally fraught situations and agreement cannot always be reached without outside help. Fiona Yellowlees, Partner in the Family Department at WBW Solicitors, explains what steps you can take if you are having trouble making…

  8. Increase in Probate Fees – by Lucy Steven and Chris Hill of WBW

    Probate Fee Changes – The Legal Aspect The Government has recently announced plans to introduce a new fee structure for Probate fees.  These changes are due to take effect from April 2019, although an exact date is yet to be confirmed pending approval from MPs. For estates valued at over £5,000 in England and Wales,…

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    Contract termination – securing the right to walk away – by Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    When negotiating a contract it is easy to become fixated on the terms governing who will do what, by when and for how much.  However, equal thought needs to be given to what happens if things go wrong and in particular your rights of termination. As Jo O’Donovan, commercial lawyer with WBW Solicitors explains: ‘There…

  10. Post Completion Advice for New-Build Homes – by Caroline Jennings of WBW Solicitors

    I feel sure that there is not one person reading this who is not aware of the vast amount of housing developments going on in and around our area.  Whilst this may be seen as a blight on our countryside by some, it is, of course, a very necessary evil which provides new homes for…

  11. Resolving a minority shareholder dispute – by Justin Osborne of WBW Solicitors

    Power among the shareholders of a company is generally measured by the size of their shareholdings and accordingly their voting rights.  Usually, the more shares you hold the more power you have over the company itself. In most circumstances, any disagreement between shareholders will be resolved by a vote on the issue in question with…

  12. What’s in a name? – The different types of financial advice explained by Chris Hill, Chartered Financial Planner

    Whether it is planning for retirement, estate planning or how to fund the cost of care, you may well have considered getting some financial advice. But, financial professionals are now using more and more titles to describe what they do and that can be confusing. However, the work that we most do can generally be…

  13. Tackling responsible dog ownership in Teignbridge – by Sam Thompson of WBW Solicitors

    Tackling responsible dog ownership in Teignbridge As of 1st April 2019, Teignbridge District Council implemented a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to our responsibility as dog owners. A PSPO can be introduced by Local Authorities where they feel it is necessary to protect the quality of life for their residents, where they feel…

  14. Using coercive control as a reason for divorce – by Joanne Aggett of WBW Solicitors

    Coercive control hit the headlines recently when Sally Challen won a landmark appeal which saw her murder conviction quashed and a retrial ordered after the court accepted evidence that she killed her husband with a hammer after enduring decades of her spouse’s ‘coercive and controlling behaviour’. Joanne Aggett, Family Associate at WBW Solicitors, explains what…