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  1. Pension Sharing
    Pension sharing on divorce – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    One of the toughest aspects of divorce is deciding how property and possessions should be divided after the split, with pensions often being high on the agendaas, pension rights are often one of a couple’s most valuable assets. Before December 2000, if one spouse had not worked throughout the marriage, they could be left without…

  2. restrictive covenants
    Dealing with restrictive covenants on land – by Thomas Lewis of WBW Solicitors

    Successful property developers have a good eye for a promising opportunity but they must also navigate the complexities of legal restrictions on how land may be used.  What looks like a perfect site could be subject to restrictive covenants that could stop a development in its tracks. What are restrictive covenants? ‘Restrictive covenants can be…

  3. Orthopaedic Injury
    Claiming compensation for an orthopaedic injury – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    An orthopaedic injury is one which affects someone’s joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons or bones. Such injuries can result from a simple accident but if yours was caused by someone else’s negligence you are justified in wanting to seek redress. Jane Couch, personal injury solicitor at WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot, outlines common causes of an…

  4. Partnership Structure
    Choosing a partnership structure – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    You and your business partner may have a fantastic business idea and wish to launch your business as soon as possible, but before you do so it is vital that you give adequate thought to what type of partnership will best suit your needs. Alternatively, you may have been in business for some time and…

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    WBW Solicitors welcome Dispute Resolution expert, Stephanie Wintle, to our Torquay Office

    WBW Solicitors are pleased to announce a new member to our Dispute Resolution department, Stephanie Wintle, who joins our busy Torquay Office. Stephanie is a Chartered Legal Executive and specialises in all forms of civil litigation. Stephanie qualified from a large national practice in January 2018 and joined WBW Solicitors in late August of this…

  6. Nerve Injury
    Claiming compensation for nerve injuries – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    The nervous system plays a crucial role in the working of the human body. The central nervous system runs from the brain down the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves which lies outside the central nervous system. It comprises different types of nerve involved in the transmitting sensations such as…

  7. glass injury construction
    Claiming compensation for glass injuries in the construction industry – by Therese Classon of WBW Solicitors

    Glass presents an ever-present threat in the construction injury. From broken glass left lying carelessly around on building sites, to badly stacked window panes, unmarked glass or loose glass panels, the risk of serious injury is real. Therese Classon, a Partner in the Personal Injury department at WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot, outlines the common…

  8. Purchasing a Freehold Flat – by David Wheaton of WBW Solicitors

    Freehold flats cause alarm bells to ring where most solicitors are concerned. There are two separate situations which need to be considered where, for example, a house has been converted into two flats one above the other. Example one: One flat is held on a lease. The other flat owner owns the freehold of the…

  9. WBW Private Client Team
    WBW Raise New Personal Best for Rowcroft Hospice

    Rowcroft Hospice are a wonderful charity committed to making every day the best day possible for people living with life-limiting illnesses across South Devon. Providing comfort and support to families coping with the hardest days. Rowcroft are reliant on charitable donations, so each year, along with other local solicitors, WBW take part in the Rowcroft…

  10. Insurance Disputes Upset Worker
    Resolving a Business Insurance Dispute – by Jenny Kemp of WBW Solicitors

    When fire engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, people from across the globe rushed to pledge money to help fund the repair costs.  It was a staggering show of generosity that will almost certainly see this iconic French cathedral restored to glory and will secure its future for generations to come. Such an outpouring…

  11. consultancy agreement
    Ensure any strategic project is underpinned by a consultancy agreement – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    Organisational change is rarely easy, whether this is the implantation of a new IT system, rebranding or cultural change such as improving diversity within a workforce.  It is time-consuming for senior management, requiring a diversion from ‘business as usual’ and may require skills or experience which are not available within the business. Often a consultant…

  12. Property House Gavel
    Sale of Properties via Court of Protection – by Dawn Owen of WBW Solicitors

    As a Conveyancer, you are used to dealing with all types of property transactions, from the straightforward transactions to the more complex ones. However, sometimes property transactions vary from the norm and the steps involved can greatly differ. This is especially true with elderly or infirm sellers, as they may not have sufficient mental capacity…

  13. Facebook Joint Data Controllers
    Website Operators could be Joint Data Controllers with Facebook… and not even know it! – by Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    A Judgment was handed down from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) this week on the 29 July regarding who has responsibility for processing personal data when a website operator has the Facebook ‘like’ button embedded on their website. This was a case between Fashion ID GmbH & Co. KG (Fashion ID) and Facebook Ireland….

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    Honiton’s Hot Pennies Day – Tuesday 23rd July

    Honiton’s annual Hot Pennies Day, which marks the opening of Fair Week, took place on Tuesday 23rd July. The Town Crier, Mayor and Deputy Mayor followed the flower garlanded pole topped by a golden glove through the town centre which was temporarily closed to traffic, followed by a large crowd of locals and visitors alike….