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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  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. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Where do I stand if the business I work for is about to be sold?

    When the business that employs you and enables you to pay the bills goes up for sale, the question every employee finds themselves asking is– “is my job secure if the company I work for is set to be sold?” The recent announcement that Exeter-based airline Flybe (a company with 2,300 staff in the UK…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Three ways to negotiate a financial settlement on divorce

    Three ways to negotiate a financial settlement on divorce The divorce rate for heterosexual couples in England and Wales may have hit a 45-year low in 2017 according to Office for National Statistics data, but break-ups still happen and when they do, financial arrangements between the separating couple need to be agreed. Issues requiring consideration include how assets…

  14. Claiming compensation for farming injuries caused by heavy objects and equipment

    Agricultural injuries were one of the biggest cause of work-related fatalities in the South West last year – accounting for nearly one-fifth of all farm worker deaths in Britain according to the Health & Safety Executive’s annual fatal injury statistics. Given the vast array of heavy and powerful tools and machines farm workers need to…