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  1. Increase in Probate Fees – by Lucy Steven and Chris Hill of WBW

    Probate Fee Changes – The Legal Aspect The Government has recently announced plans to introduce a new fee structure for Probate fees.  These changes are due to take effect from April 2019, although an exact date is yet to be confirmed pending approval from MPs. For estates valued at over £5,000 in England and Wales,…

  2. WBW Supports Disadvantaged and Disabled Children in Torbay

    We are delighted to announce that WBW Solicitors will continue to support the fantastic work that Circus Starr provide to families across the UK. Circus Starr is an independent, charitable organisation that supports disadvantaged and disabled children in their communities. It provides new opportunities for children and their families to enjoy the spectacle of live…

  3. WBW senior solicitor retires after 35 years with the firm

    A WBW senior solicitor has announced he is retiring at the end of this month. Robin Hunton joined Gowmans Solicitors in 1984 – who merged with WBW Solicitors in 2017, has decided to retire. Robin Hunton, who has been with the firm for over 35 years, said: “I have very much enjoyed being a solicitor…

  4. Buying or selling a business? It pays to agree key terms upfront

    Adrenalin may be running high if you are on the verge of buying a business or selling the company you have built from scratch. You may have already sought professional advice regarding the company valuation, but there are other critical issues on which advice will also be needed during those early heady days of negotiations,…

  5. WBW Solicitors act for Exeter’s new Irish sports bar – The Stand Off

    Ashley Bevans, Commercial Property Solicitor at WBW Solicitors talks about his recent role in Exeter’s new sports bar – The Stand Off. The Stand-Off opened their doors last month and is located in Portland House, Longbrook Street on the site of the former Bookcover, after a comprehensive refurbishment. Fronted by Gareth Steenson who has teamed…

  6. Time for ‘no fault’ divorce?

    Calls for proposed reforms to the divorce laws in England and Wales have not fallen on deaf ears as the government has recently announced a consultation on introducing a ‘no-fault divorce’, which could see spouses losing the right to contest a divorce. Fiona Yellowlees, family law solicitor & partner at WBW Solicitors, examines the proposals…

  7. What to do if you are a pedestrian victim of a hit and run accident

    All drivers involved in an accident, which causes someone personal injury, have a duty under the Road Traffic Act 1988 to stop and provide their contact and insurance details or report the accident to the police within 24 hours. Sadly though, this does not always happen with ‘hit and run’ accidents being far too prevalent…

  8. Exeter Cathedral
    Law firms merge to grow offering in Exeter and East Devon

    Two of the oldest and most established legal firms in Devon are to merge in November.  WBW, who have offices in Newton Abbot, Exeter, Bovey Tracey, Torquay, Paignton and Launceston are to merge with Ford Simey who have offices in Exeter, Exmouth, Sidmouth and Honiton. Announcing the merger, the Managing Partner of WBW – Steve…

  9. What rights do you have to see your grandchildren?

    Grandparents often enjoy a special bond with their grandchildren and it is one that parents usually treasure. However sometimes, whether through a family fall out or because parents divorce or separate, grandparents are prevented from seeing their grandchildren, or have their access severely restricted. Although the Ministry of Justice is currently considering requests from MPs…

  10. Has a trip to A&E left you in more pain than before?

    There were 23.4 million attendances recorded at Accident and Emergency (A&E) in England during 2016-17 according to NHS Digital figures. Clearly, that’s a lot of work for our hard-working, dedicated NHS staff. In general, these highly trained healthcare professionals do a commendable job, diagnosing and treating the medical problems which affect the millions of people…

  11. Two Partner Promotions at WBW

    Laura Clarke (Corporate & Commercial) and Kerry Curd (Employment) have both been promoted to Partner at WBW Solicitors. Both Kerry and Laura have been with the firm for a number of years and have extensive experience within their specialist areas. Laura also heads up our Food & Drink team. Steve Bulman, Managing Partner, at WBW…

  12. Launceston Office Marks Recent Retirements & New Appointments

    The WBW Launceston office recently marked the retirements of James de Ferrars, and Rodney Luxton. Both James and Rodney are well known in the local agricultural community. Rodney joined predecessor firm Peter Peter & Sons as an office junior in 1977, working subsequently in the cashiers team and then studying for his accounting technician qualification…

  13. Movember 2017 – The Result

    It’s the 1st December, after a busy month of tash growing and fundraising the WBW Movember team are divided…Two members of the team were itching to get the razor out, whilst the remaining two have decided to keep their top lip warm for the remainder of the Winter. This month Damien Pedley, Ashley Bevans, David…

  14. WBW Solicitors – Corraline Health

    It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it …. WBW Solicitors have been working with Coralline Health for many years, so what makes such a progressive and successful law firm make this choice? We catch up with WBW’s Managing Partner, Steve Bulman to find out. Solicitors all provide the same kind of…