1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. WBW Case Study: Compensation for man left with serious injuries following a motorbike accident

    Our personal injury department negotiated a settlement for a motorcyclist after a collision caused by a careless driver. Mr Wall from Exeter was riding his motorbike in Exeter when a car driver to his left suddenly changed lanes directly into his path giving him no opportunity to take avoiding action. Mr Wall hit the back…

  11. Private Client Team Support Local Animal Charity

    WBW Solicitor’s Private Client department are delighted to have teamed up with local animal rescue charity, Animals in Distress, to offer their supporters 10% off writing a Will. Charities nationwide rely on the generosity of the public, one form of which can be to leave a gift within their Will, known as a legacy. We…

  12. Deborah Ogle Retires After Almost 30 Years in the Legal Industry

    Deborah Ogle is to retire from WBW Solicitors on the 28th June 2017, after almost 30 years in the legal industry. Deborah joined Silverthorne Colthorpe in 1995, having qualified as a solicitor in 1987 after attending the University of Kent at Canterbury. She was made a partner in 1997 and joined WBW as a partner…

  13. WBW Proudly Sponsor the Contemporary Craft Festival

    WBW Solicitors are delighted to be main sponsors of the exciting, vibrant and prestigious Contemporary Craft Festival, held in Bovey Tracey. The Contemporary Craft Festival was founded in 2003 and is a non-profit making company, they celebrated their 10th year in 2013. The event has grown from 4,000 to nearly 10,000 visitors since it started…

  14. General Election 2017: What changes can be expected in Health and Social Care from the main parties?

    It has been universally presented in the media that NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis – they are underfunded and need is continuing to grow on a background of our nation living longer. As we approach another General Election, the main parties have published their manifestos with proposals for this…