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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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

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    Claiming compensation for cycling injuries – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. Indeed, of those killed or seriously injured in accidents on Devon and Cornwall’s roads in 2017, 10 per cent of them were cyclists. Accidents do happen of course, but if you have been injured in a cycling accident in the last three years and someone else…

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    What can you do if you are being denied contact with your children? – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    In an ideal world, separating parents would sit down and amicably agree future arrangements for their children. Break-ups, however, are often emotionally fraught situations and agreement cannot always be reached without outside help. Fiona Yellowlees, Partner in the Family Department at WBW Solicitors, explains what steps you can take if you are having trouble making…

  7. Using coercive control as a reason for divorce – by Joanne Aggett of WBW Solicitors

    Coercive control hit the headlines recently when Sally Challen won a landmark appeal which saw her murder conviction quashed and a retrial ordered after the court accepted evidence that she killed her husband with a hammer after enduring decades of her spouse’s ‘coercive and controlling behaviour’. Joanne Aggett, Family Associate at WBW Solicitors, explains what…

  8. Claiming compensation for antenatal injuries – by Jane Couch at WBW Solicitors

    Most pregnancies run smoothly with trained professionals successfully looking after you and your child through pregnancy and beyond. Sadly, medical professionals do sometimes make mistakes and if they do, you will understandably want to seek answers. Jane Couch, clinical negligence solicitor at WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot, explains how antenatal (pre-birth) problems can arise and…

  9. How to get divorced: a guide to the legal process – By Fiona Yellowlees at WBW Solicitors

    Separating from a partner is always hard and the dissolution of a marriage perhaps even more so as couples have to work their way through the legal process involved in securing a divorce, as well as decide what arrangements to make for any children of the marriage and how to divide their assets. Fiona Yellowlees,…

  10. How to choose a conveyancing lawyer – by Rod Lewis at WBW Solicitors

    It’s all about the money! Really?? It saddens me that so many people end up dissatisfied with the service they receive from their conveyancing solicitor. This usually results from a perceived lack of communication or a lack of action or both. The individual is upset and the reputation of the profession is damaged. So, how…

  11. How to get divorced: a guide to the legal process

    Separating from a partner is always hard and the dissolution of a marriage perhaps even more so as couples have to work their way through the legal process involved in securing a divorce, as well as decide what arrangements to make for any children of the marriage and how to divide their assets. Fiona Yellowlees…

  12. Claiming compensation for slips, trips and falls on construction sites in bad weather

    Construction is a notoriously dangerous industry to work in, and workers in this sector are around 50 per cent more likely to suffer from an injury compared to the all-industry rate, according to Health & Safety Executive figures. These same statistics show that of the 4,919 non-fatal injuries reported by employees in the construction industry…

  13. Who has parental responsibility?

    The legal rights, powers, duties and authority a person has for a child and their property is known as parental responsibility. If you have parental responsibility for a child, it may give you the opportunity of being involved in making decisions about their care and upbringing. Fiona Yellowlees, family law solicitor at WBW Solicitors, explains who has parental responsibility…

  14. Making a clinical negligence claim for a brain injury

    The effects of a brain injury on a patient and their family can be devastating. The patient may be left paralysed, unable to speak, or fend for themselves as they go about their daily life. Depression, memory, language and concentration problems and even personality changes are also common. Suffering such an injury through an accident…