1. Lasting Power of Attorney Refunds

    It has been announced that people who registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 paid more than was necessary for the Office of the Public Guardian to charge for the registration.  As such, the Ministry of Justice have set up a refund scheme to allow people…

  2. Meet the Conveyancer

    Whether you are buying or selling a house, or both at once, you need an experienced solicitor on your team. Today we talk to Dawn Owen who has recently joined the property team at WBW Solicitors Paignton Office. What is the secret of good conveyancing? There is a misconception that all conveyancing is repetitive and the…

  3. Sorting out holiday childcare arrangements

    While the long summer holidays are eagerly awaited by many, for divorced and separated parents the childcare challenges they throw up can pose something of a logistical nightmare. Fiona Yellowlees, Head of Family Law at WBW Solicitors, provides her top tips for sorting out childcare arrangements with your former partner and staying on cordial terms:…

  4. WBW Smash New Record for Rowcroft Will Week 2018

    WBW Solicitors have historically taken part in the Rowcroft ‘Make a Will Week’.  This year the Private Client team at WBW excelled themselves and helped to raise a new personal best for Rowcroft. Rowcroft Hospice are a wonderful charity committed to making every day the best day possible for people living with life-limiting illnesses across…

  5. Finding The Perfect Equestrian Property

    By Caroline Jennings. If you are thinking about taking the plunge and purchasing your own equestrian property, you will already be fully au fait with horses and their requirements. Whilst we feel that many of us will pamper our horses over ourselves by giving them the latest colour rugs, matching buckets etc, a purple bucket…

  6. Staff Profile: Justin Osborne

    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 Justin Osborne, a devoted Buckland Athletic FC fan, who specialises in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution. So Justin, what made you…

  7. Launceston Office Marks Recent Retirements & New Appointments

    The WBW Launceston office recently marked the retirements of James de Ferrars, and Rodney Luxton. Both James and Rodney are well known in the local agricultural community. Rodney joined predecessor firm Peter Peter & Sons as an office junior in 1977, working subsequently in the cashiers team and then studying for his accounting technician qualification…

  8. WBW Sponsors of 'Best Pub Award'
    WBW Solicitors sponsors Devon Life Food and Drink Awards 2018

    The WBW Food and Drink team are proud to be sponsoring ‘The Best Pub of the Year’ category at this year’s Devon Life’s Food and Drink awards which will take place on Thursday 15th November at Sandy Park. The annual awards dinner, celebrates the county’s food and drink industry across 15 awards categories including; Best…

  9. Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination

    In May 2018, the Government Equalities Office published new guidance for employers, employees and job seekers on dress codes in the workplace and sex discrimination. The guidance states that: Dress codes can be a legitimate part of an employer’s terms and conditions of employment and are usually put in place in order to present and…

  10. Why Taking Advice on Commercial Property Leases Can Save You Time and Money

    By Ashley Bevans The commercial property market has seen many ups and downs over the last decade but I remain quietly proud of those willing to take on a new business venture or start-up. Despite recent national murmurings of a further upset in the retail market, I can see no real dent in individual’s appetite…

  11. WBW Solicitors in Devon
    Legal Tips for Start-Up Food Businesses

    Before you can hit the ground running with a new food business, you will need to make sure that the legal aspects are covered, in addition to the obvious environmental heath requirements. Here a few that you might not have thought of… Type of Business If you are going into business with one or more…

  12. Inappropriate Access of Data by Employees

    With the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) being hot topic of late, many employers have been updating their contracts, policies and introducing privacy notices in order to comply with the new law.   The key theme of the GDPR is that a person’s data must be protected by the person who holds or processes it.  This…

  13. Anju Newcombe
    Purchasing a New Build Property

    Purchasing a new home is exciting but if you are not aware of the conveyancing process it can become a stressful and sometimes a costly experience.  The conveyancing process for new build properties is more complex than a normal conveyancing transaction.  There are additional elements of the process that need to be checked and verified…

  14. DEADLINE DATE IS GONE… But not forgotten

    The 25th May 2018 has been and gone… we are still here… businesses haven’t fallen to the ground and the ICO hasn’t fined every organisation that was not compliant in time… But the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is not over, it is an ongoing process which businesses will need to ensure is incorporated into…