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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…

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    WBW Solicitors Sponsor Coastal Clean-ups Organised by Living Coasts

    WBW Solicitors are proud to be sponsoring the upcoming Coastal Clean-ups that are organised and run by Torquay based Living Coasts. The Living Coasts is a cutting-edge coastal zoo and aquarium which features an abundance of different marine animals in their natural habitat that you can see and enjoy at your leisure. As well as…

  3. Torquay Harbour Low Res
    WBW saves the future of much-loved local bowls tournament

    WBW Solicitors and WBW Chartered Financial Planners have agreed to provide funding for the friendly but competitive Open Bowls Tournament located in the heart of the English Riviera. This annual event first started in 1994 and takes place in the beautiful setting of Torquay seafront which has remarkable views of both the beach and the…

  4. 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…

  5. Post Completion Advice for New-Build Homes – by Caroline Jennings of WBW Solicitors

    I feel sure that there is not one person reading this who is not aware of the vast amount of housing developments going on in and around our area.  Whilst this may be seen as a blight on our countryside by some, it is, of course, a very necessary evil which provides new homes for…

  6. Tackling responsible dog ownership in Teignbridge – by Sam Thompson of WBW Solicitors

    Tackling responsible dog ownership in Teignbridge As of 1st April 2019, Teignbridge District Council implemented a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to our responsibility as dog owners. A PSPO can be introduced by Local Authorities where they feel it is necessary to protect the quality of life for their residents, where they feel…

  7. Rise in the National Minimum Wage – What you need to know

    Businesses owners and employers should be aware that new and increased National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates are coming into effect on 1st April 2019. The NMW is the minimum pay per hour that most workers under the age of 25 are entitled to by law The government’s NLW is the…

  8. WBW’s Torquay Office Raising Money for Torbay Holiday Helpers Network

    Over the last 3 months, the staff members at our Torquay office, which is located at the top of the town centre, have been raising money for the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN). In December, they introduced an office ‘tuck box’ which contained a variety of sweets and chocolates which the staff could then purchase,…

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    Why do we pay Stamp Duty? – by Matthew Scott-Tucker at WBW Solicitors

    Stamp Duty was first introduced in 1694 by an Act of Parliament during the reign of William and Mary. The new tax was raised against official documents written on vellum (calf skin), parchment (other hides) and paper, which were required to be presented for stamping and payment of the appropriate duty levied against them. The…

  10. 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…

  11. The benefits of using local Solicitors and Estate Agents – by Ella Brennan at WBW Solicitors

    Most of us need to use a Solicitor at some point during the course of our lives.  This could be for several of reasons, including selling, buying or re-mortgaging your home.  Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful events you will face.  Choosing a local Solicitor, rather than an online lawyer,…

  12. How to choose a conveyancing lawyer – by Rod Lewis at WBW Solicitors

    It’s all about the money! Really?? It saddens me that so many people end up dissatisfied with the service they receive from their conveyancing solicitor. This usually results from a perceived lack of communication or a lack of action or both. The individual is upset and the reputation of the profession is damaged. So, how…

  13. Paula Land
    Meet the Conveyancer – Paula Land

    Whether you are buying or selling a house, or both at once, you need an experienced solicitor on your team. Today we talk to Paula Land – Chartered Legal Executive and part of the property team at WBW Solicitors Honiton Office. Where abouts do you live and what makes it special? I live in Honiton, and always have…

  14. WBW raises a glass to celebrate merger with Ford Simey LLP

    WBW Solicitors held a glittering event at Deer Park Country House in Honiton to celebrate its merger with Ford Simey LLP. Over 100 guests including fellow professionals and private clients, were welcomed with fizz and canapés by partners and staff. Following the merger of the two leading law firms the new practice has over 270…