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    Commercial Landlords – Review your Leases and EPCs now – by Anthony Fripp of WBW Solicitors

    The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, came into effect on 1 April 2018 and are still taking some of commercial landlord clients by surprise. They introduce Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES”), which are important to get to grips with now, as these apply to all leases now being granted ….

  2. We are Moving – Bovey Tracey

    WBW Solicitors are delighted to announce that we will be moving to larger premises within the picturesque moorland town of Bovey Tracey. The new office will open on Monday 3rd June 2019, following a relocation from Union Square to St Margarets House. WBW Solicitors have had offices in Bovey Tracey for over 35 years, we…

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    Bank Holidays – Our Top Tips for Employers

    Most workers have a right to the statutory minimum entitlement of 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998. For fulltime employees, this amounts to 28 days (which is equivalent of four weeks’ holiday plus the usual public holidays). Note that Scotland and Northern Ireland have slightly different bank holidays to the…

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    Top tips for lending money to friends or family by Portia Woodhouse of WBW Solicitors

    Lending money to friends and family can be a difficult situation to be in. Needless to say, lending of this nature involves emotion, commitment, and trust. It’s difficult to say no especially when help is needed and you are capable of providing financial support. Deciding whether to help a friend or family member can be…

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    What to expect if you are receiving a gifted deposit for a house purchase – by Ashton Partridge of WBW Solicitors

    A significant number of people are now using gifts (usually from family members) to fund all or part of their deposit for a house purchase. Accordingly, it is important to understand the implications that such a gift will have on the conveyancing transaction. If you are lucky enough to be receiving a gift, the following…

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    WBW Solicitors Sponsor Coastal Clean-ups Organised by Living Coasts

    WBW Solicitors are proud to be sponsoring the upcoming Coastal Clean-ups that are organised and run by Torquay based Living Coasts. The Living Coasts is a cutting-edge coastal zoo and aquarium which features an abundance of different marine animals in their natural habitat that you can see and enjoy at your leisure. As well as…

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    Ear, Nose and Throat Compensation Claims – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    Ear, nose and throat surgery covers a wide range of procedures by specialist surgeons including ENT and otolaryngologists. The overwhelming majority of these procedures are conducted correctly and without complication. Nevertheless, from time to time, medical mistakes and accidents do happen. When they do the consequences for the patient can be devastating.  If you are…

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    Planning your prenuptial agreement – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    Spring is in the air in Devon and Cornwall, and the wedding season is upon us in earnest. However, before tying the proverbial knot, an increasing number of couples are taking the pragmatic step of making a prenuptial agreement to plan what would happen if the marriage does not work out.  These are often used…

  9. Tenant Fees Act 2019 – Explained by Joanne Hayes of WBW Solicitors

    What is it? It is a new law soon to be introduced by the Government in order to regulate the fees landlords are able to charge their tenants. It is important to note that the law will also apply to those acting on behalf of Landlords eg letting agents. Which agreements are affected? The new…

  10. Claiming compensation for injuries caused by farming machinery – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    With the wide range of machinery used on farms, many with sharp blades, revolving rollers or chopping devices it is no wonder that 11% of work related injuries in the agricultural industry were machine related, according to the latest Health & Safety Executive figures. Martin White, Partner in the PI and Clinical Negligence Department in…

  11. World Intellectual Property Day – A simple guide to IP – by Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    Today is World Intellectual Property Day and the perfect time to take stock and review the IP you hold in your business… and whether you need to protect it. Businesses work incredibly hard to build their own brand, and lack of information on what is automatically protected or what can be protected can sometimes lead…

  12. 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…

  14. 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…