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    Claiming compensation for a brain injury – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    A brain injury can have a catastrophic effect on your life and that of your family. You can be rendered unable to walk, speak or carry out everyday tasks such as feeding or dressing yourself. Even if the brain injury is not serious enough to leave you paralysed, common side effects include depression and memory…

  2. GDPR, where did the time go? – Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    It has now been one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) hit the UK so as the Information Commissioner herself writes a blog about the last year (which can be found here) here is our review of where we are to date. Whilst a year ago many businesses were in panic stations, the…

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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…

  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. Staff Profile: Thomas Lewis

    Here at WBW, we value every one of our team members. Each member of staff has their own stories, motivations and reasons why they enjoy working for WBW. Today we talk to Thomas Lewis. Tom specialises in Dispute Resolution and Litigation and is based out of our Exeter office.  Whereabouts do you live and what…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. The importance of being honest – by Conleth Fernandes at WBW Solicitors

    Have you ever wondered why Solicitors ask you for identification such as passports and utility bills? As a result of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, in addition to the job Solicitors are trained to do, we now have additional obligations almost akin to being private…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…