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  1. commercial building lease assignment
    Consent to lease assignment: quick guide for commercial landlords – by Matthew Scott-Tucker of WBW Solicitors

    A sensible landlord will take great care when picking an initial tenant and should exercise the same caution when deciding whether that tenant should be allowed to assign their lease to someone else.  The difficulty with an assignment is that the circumstances in which consent can be refused are restricted by law, making it crucial…

  2. Helen Davies
    Meet the Conveyancer – Helen Davies of WBW Solicitors

    Whether you are buying or selling a house, or both at once, you need an experienced solicitor on your team. Today we talk to Helen Davies – a Partner in the Property Department at WBW Solicitors. She is primarily based in our Launceston office in Cornwall which she also manages. As well as being a…

  3. fatal negligence compensation
    Claiming compensation for fatal negligence – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    It is always worrying if a loved one has to go into hospital to receive medical treatment or to undergo surgery. Happily, the vast majority of patients receive the standard of treatment they are entitled to expect. Occasionally however, medical accidents occur. Very rarely a patient dies as a result of mistakes made by medical…

  4. Divorce Finance Sell Business
    Will I have to sell my business for my divorce? – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    Divorcing couples or civil partners who have not made plans to protect their business interests through a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement could find the intervention of the court particularly devastating when it comes to reaching a financial settlement, as Fiona Yellowlees, a Partner in the Family Law Department at WBW Solicitors in Exeter and Sidmouth,…

  5. NDA
    The value of a non-disclosure agreement – by Laura Clarke of WBW Solicitors

    In the last few months, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have generated a significant amount of negative press coverage as notable individuals and organisations have utilised them to conceal certain questionable behaviour. While the media focus has been on their use in cases of sexual harassment and bullying, non-disclosure agreements can be very valuable in a variety…

  6. Cookie Policy
    Cookie Policies… what’s the score? – by Jo O’Donovan of WBW Solicitors

    Nearly everyone is aware of the need for privacy notices on websites and the increasing importance of ensuring that individuals data when taken is protected, but there is generally confusion over what is required regarding cookies. What is a cookie? A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored on your…

  7. Employment Tribunal Contract
    Step-by-step Guide to Employment Tribunals for Employers – By Kerry Curd of WBW Solicitors

    Employment tribunal claims pose a number of risks to businesses through the considerable amount of time and resources they incur, including financial consequences, and also through the threat to their reputations. Our employment team prides itself in the WBW Employment Law Package, which we offer to business clients, whereby we guard against employment tribunal claims…

  8. Laura Brutti TEP
    WBW Associate, Laura Brutti, Achieves Full TEP Qualification

    The Partners at WBW Solicitors would like to congratulate Laura Brutti, an Associate in the Private Client Department in Sidmouth, for her recent achievement of passing her final STEP exam which means that she is now fully TEP qualified. Laura joined the firm in March 2013, bringing a wealth of experience across a broad range…

  9. Farming accident
    Farming machinery related injuries: claiming compensation – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    Agriculture is a notoriously dangerous industry, with 33 people killed in the sector in the UK in 2017-18 – 18 times higher than the all-industry fatal injury rate. There are several possible hazards inherently involved in the farming process – not least, machinery. Only last autumn, a 20-year-old woman died in Devon after her hair…

  10. pointing finger blame
    Ending the blame game in divorce – By Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    A monumental reform of the divorce laws should see the ‘end of the blame game’ which currently requires separating spouses to attribute ‘fault’ to their partner if they want to divorce relatively quickly. The proposed new government legislation, which Justice Secretary David Gauke said in April would be introduced ‘as soon as parliamentary time allows’,…

  11. brain injury mri scan
    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…

  12. 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…

  13. Instruments ENT doctor close-up
    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…

  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…