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    Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)

    The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) came into force on 1st April 2018 for both residential and non-domestic properties. The intention is to force private landlords to improve the most inefficient properties, by restricting the ability to grant new leases or continue existing leases with an EPC rating of F or G (ratings are from…

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    WBW Solicitors Announces Promotions

    South West Law firm WBW Solicitors announce 5 associate promotions. Andrea Coish (Family), Jo Aggett (Family), Gill Bratcher (Property), Caroline Jennings (Property) and Natalie Bray (Private Client) all make associate. The promotions bring the number of associates to 16. Steve Bulman, Managing Partner, at WBW Solicitors, said: “All have been with the firm for many years…

  3. Madeleine Mason to run London Marathon for Mind

    Madeleine Mason from our Exeter office is bravely running the London Marathon on Sunday for mental health charity, Mind. This year is set to be one of the hottest London marathons on record with temperatures in London expecting to hit over 20 degrees. Not a race for the faint hearted at the best of times…

  4. Class Q revisited – now even more dwellings can be achieved

    New rules take effect on 6 April 2018 The Government has announced its long-awaited promise to review Class Q. Class Q relates to the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential use. These new rules take effect on 6 April 2018. The present maximum of 3 dwellings and 450 square metres, will be replaced by a…

  5. Employment Law Update – National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage Increase

    Just a reminder that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates are changing from the 1st April 2018. The new rates are shown below: Remember that employees can make a claim at the Employment Tribunal and HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) can take employers to court for not paying the NMW/NLW.The…

  6. Can your employees take the day off work due to snow? Your rights explained by our experts

    With Met Office weather warnings in place, Devon & Cornwall are set to be hit hard by bitter Siberian weather conditions. But what happens if your staff can’t get to work due to the snow? Here is all the information you need from our employment law experts… The legal position Employees are obliged to attend…

  7. Announcement: The loss of our esteemed colleague and friend, Ian Bradbury

    It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our friend and colleague, Ian Bradbury. Ian passed away unexpectedly last week and will be sorely missed by everyone at WBW. Ian was highly respected by both clients and colleagues and will be missed immensely by all those who had the pleasure…

  8. Refund of Employment Tribunal Fees – Now Available To Claim Online

    Further to our recent news article ‘Employment Tribunal Fees ruled ‘unlawful’’, www.gov.uk have updated their website and applications for a refund of employment tribunal fees can now be made online. If the applicant is entitled to a refund, it will be transferred to their bank account (plus 0.5% interest). Applicants can apply online, by email…

  9. The Source Trade Show 2018

    The 2018 Source Trade Show marks the second year that our specialist Food & Drink Team have exhibited at the show. The show is a two day event (7th & 8th February 2018), held at Westpoint Arena in Exeter that draws together food and drink producers, as well as industry suppliers, from across the UK…

  10. Movember 2017 – The Result

    It’s the 1st December, after a busy month of tash growing and fundraising the WBW Movember team are divided…Two members of the team were itching to get the razor out, whilst the remaining two have decided to keep their top lip warm for the remainder of the Winter. This month Damien Pedley, Ashley Bevans, David…

  11. Nutrition Labelling Laws – Do They Apply to Your Business?

    It’s fair to say that local food is big business. Farmer’s markets, farm shops, artisan pies, craft beers and local cheeses…all have experienced a surge in growth over the last ten years, no doubt helped along by social media spreading the word via Facebook and Twitter. So it’s tempting for an agricultural business to grab…

  12. WBW Solicitors Announce Change in Bovey Tracey Office

    Kim Hall of WBW Solicitors has recently moved her residential property expertise from Newton Abbot to Bovey Tracey, joining a well-established team. Rod Lewis, has moved to Newton Abbot to support the ever growing residential property team. We met with Kim to discuss her move and find out a bit more about her plans for…

  13. Help the WBW Tash Team Save Lives this Movember

    Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. That’s why we’re taking action… The Movember Foundation are the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. They’re addressing some of the biggest health issues…

  14. WBW Solicitors – Corraline Health

    It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it …. WBW Solicitors have been working with Coralline Health for many years, so what makes such a progressive and successful law firm make this choice? We catch up with WBW’s Managing Partner, Steve Bulman to find out. Solicitors all provide the same kind of…