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  1. workplace injury
    Claiming compensation for a workplace injury caused by faulty equipment – by Martin White of WBW Solicitors

    It is a fact of life that accidents happen at work, particularly if you work in a high-risk industry such as construction or agriculture. However, if your employer fails to ensure the equipment you use is safe and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Martin White, a Partner in…

  2. Pension Sharing
    Pension sharing on divorce – by Fiona Yellowlees of WBW Solicitors

    One of the toughest aspects of divorce is deciding how property and possessions should be divided after the split, with pensions often being high on the agendaas, pension rights are often one of a couple’s most valuable assets. Before December 2000, if one spouse had not worked throughout the marriage, they could be left without…

  3. Orthopaedic Injury
    Claiming compensation for an orthopaedic injury – by Jane Couch of WBW Solicitors

    An orthopaedic injury is one which affects someone’s joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons or bones. Such injuries can result from a simple accident but if yours was caused by someone else’s negligence you are justified in wanting to seek redress. Jane Couch, personal injury solicitor at WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot, outlines common causes of an…

  4. Nerve Injury
    Claiming compensation for nerve injuries – by Richard Blair of WBW Solicitors

    The nervous system plays a crucial role in the working of the human body. The central nervous system runs from the brain down the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves which lies outside the central nervous system. It comprises different types of nerve involved in the transmitting sensations such as…

  5. glass injury construction
    Claiming compensation for glass injuries in the construction industry – by Therese Classon of WBW Solicitors

    Glass presents an ever-present threat in the construction injury. From broken glass left lying carelessly around on building sites, to badly stacked window panes, unmarked glass or loose glass panels, the risk of serious injury is real. Therese Classon, a Partner in the Personal Injury department at WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot, outlines the common…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…