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    Dissolving a civil partnership – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    Despite the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the UK in 2014, civil partnerships remain popular, with the most recent Office for National Statistics figures showing a steady increase in the number of gay and lesbian couples choosing to put their relationship on a legal footing in this way. As with marriages, however, some civil partnerships…

  2. anaesthetic negligence
    Claiming compensation for anaesthetic negligence – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    It is natural to feel a degree of anxiety before undergoing surgery, especially if you are to going to receive a local or general anaesthetic. Happily the vast majority of operations are entirely uneventful and very few go wrong. Even if the outcome is poor, it does not follow automatically that someone was at fault….

  3. property auction
    Auctions – Is the price right? – by WBW Solicitors

    For devotees of `Homes under the Hammer‘, buying property at auction always looks like fun and rarely does anything untoward happen – well, not that the cameras are going to show us! Buying property at auction can be a fantastic opportunity to buy an unusual property or nab a bargain. For sellers, it can be…

  4. slurry pits silo farm
    Claiming compensation for silo and slurry pit accidents- by Therese Classon of WBW Solicitors

    Farming is a notoriously dangerous business, with an estimated 13,000 agricultural workers suffering an injury at work in 2018/19 – more than double the all-industries rate – according to Health and Safety Executive figures. Among the many hazards found on a farm, those posed by slurry pits or grain silos can be particularly acute; indeed,…

  5. neighbour's land
    Problems entering a neighbour’s land to repair property – by Jenny Kemp of WBW Solicitors

    There are many reasons you might need access to your neighbour’s land to repair or maintain your property and it can be difficult to know what to do if your request for access is refused. The general rule is that to go onto someone else’s property you need their permission, but there are exceptions that…

  6. clocks go back
    Employers – What to do the night the clocks go back? – by Kerry Curd of WBW Solicitors

    There’s one thing sure to change in Britain at the end of October – no, not us leaving the EU (Brex-what!?) – the clocks change back from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time of course. This means that, at 2 o’clock in the morning on Sunday 27th October, we effectively gain an extra hour…

  7. WBW Solicitors raise and donate £300 to Torbay Holiday Helpers Network

    WBW Solicitors has proudly raised and donated £300 to the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network to purchase a deluxe double sofa settee to be used in their ‘Memory Maker’ home at Finlake Holiday Park. The staff at WBW raised this money across all 9 offices in Devon and Cornwall through donations from a dress down day…

  8. commercial agents
    Commercial agents – what are the risks? – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    Appointing a commercial agent is one way of entering a market for your business, and it can be a good way to test the water in a foreign country without the commitment of employing somebody. In broad terms, an agency relationship is one which allows another person to do something on your behalf, or on…

  9. retirement plan calculator
    Planning for Retirement – Identifying and Addressing a Shortfall – Financial Planning Week 7-11th October 2019

    In a previous article, we discussed how you can calculate your target retirement income by looking at what you want to do when you retire and how much income you will need to afford your planned lifestyle. The next stage is to look at the resources that you have available and whether you have a…

  10. retirement planning
    Planning for Retirement – Calculating Target Income – Financial Planning Week 7-11th October 2019

    The change in retirement has been pronounced over the last 30 years. Gone are the days of retiring on a specific date with a guaranteed final salary pension that would pay for next 10 -15 years. All of the investment risk for delivering the pension income sat with the pension trustees, so many individuals did…

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    Retirement Planning Top Tips – Financial Planning Week 7-11th October

    WBW Chartered Financial Planners is delighted to be supporting the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s (CISI) Financial Planning Week and will be holding free telephone consultations which can be booked via email at enquiries.cfp@wbw.co.uk or by calling 01626 202340. In this article, Certified Financial Planner of the Year, Chris Hill, has given his 10…

  12. Ian Avery
    Meet the Financial Planner – Ian Avery – Financial Planning Week 2019

    Ian Avery has been in financial services for over 30 years. His career began within the pensions department of a leading insurance company. His keen interest in personal finance developed and this was enhanced by professional qualifications, with accreditation as a pensions specialist in 2002. These foundations enabled Ian to be first registered as a…

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    Paying for care using cash, investments and annuities – Financial Planning Week 7-11th October 2019

    About half of the people who enter a care home are funding their own care. Whenever we sit down with clients to discuss meeting the costs of care, after we work out the income shortfall, we always explain that there are 6 options available to them. In a previous article, we mentioned 3 different ways…

  14. Dave Robinson Financial Planner
    Meet the Financial Planner – Dave Robinson – Financial Planning Week 2019

    Dave Robinson is the Director of WBW Chartered Financial Planners, his career spans around 20 years in private accountancy practice and over 25 years as a practising personal financial planner and Independent Financial Adviser, often overlapping the two. He is one of relatively few advisers in the UK to have qualified as both a Chartered…