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  1. Lending Money Friends Family
    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…

  2. 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…

  3. House Development
    Getting vacant possession for redevelopment – by Thomas Lewis of WBW Solicitors

    Where a business tenant has the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, the landlord’s ability to get vacant possession of the property is limited.  A landlord who wants to redevelop must prove that they have a tenable scheme and genuinely intend to carry it out.  A significant decision by the Supreme Court means…

  4. Merging with another privately-owned company – By Laura Clarke at WBW Solicitors

    A merger occurs when two companies, which are often about the same size, agree to join together to form a new entity. Mergers are friendly, whereas acquisitions tend to be more hostile and occur when a target company realizes that they have no option but to ensure their survival by being bought by the other…

  5. Business and Uncertainty – Time to Futureproof Your Business

    As we move reluctantly into a period of uncertainty (let’s not mention the B word), where even largescale corporate companies face sale, closure, or restructuring, we worry also for small and medium-sized business. A talking point has been the recent high-profile news that Exeter-based airline Flybe (a company with 2,300 staff in the UK) is…