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Wollens success at Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards !

Wollens success at Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards !

The presentation of the Devon & Somerset Law Society Legal Awards for 2020 took place last night (September 23rd) in a digital ceremony after several attempts to hold the Dinner originally planned for April 2020 were postponed for COVID reasons.  Hosted by the...

Protecting your business if you lose mental capacity

Protecting your business if you lose mental capacity

The judicial decision that the will of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh be kept private for the next 90 years highlights that a will generally becomes a public document once probate has been granted, open to be read by anyone with an interest in the estate, highlighting the importance of discussing intentions to avoid later challenges to the estate and to exclude any confidential information.

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Having open workplace conversations about menopause

Having open workplace conversations about menopause

Employers should check they are having the right conversations to support those experiencing problems in the workplace because of the menopause. Ellie Temple a Paralegal within the Corporate and Commercial Team here at Wollens explores this. With growing numbers of...

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How does the Public Law Outline (PLO) work in practice?

How does the Public Law Outline (PLO) work in practice?

A Public Law Outline (also known as a PLO) process is initiated by the local authority when there are concerns relating to a child’s safety. This can be an unnerving time for parents. Sophie Rew, a Paralegal within the Family Team here at Wollens explains how our...

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Winter accidents – keep yourself safe from winter hazards.

Winter accidents – keep yourself safe from winter hazards.

Personal Injury specialist Chris Tagg takes a look at the hazards associated with winter accidents. Winter.  Christmas is over and if you took careful note of my pre-Christmas tips hopefully you didn’t saw your thumb off, fall off a ladder putting the decorations up...

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New Year, New Business Opportunities?

New Year, New Business Opportunities?

Understanding the Differences Between an Asset Purchase and a Share Purchase. Uncertainty.  Risks.  Challenges. Many businesses have been through a lot in recent months; however, for some, the turbulence has now given way to, if not created, opportunities for growth....

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Long awaited changes to divorce law soon to be in place.

Long awaited changes to divorce law soon to be in place.

Family Law Consultant Sabina Smith looks at the changes to divorce law coming from April 2022.  This year sees a significant and long awaited change in the law for divorce in England and Wales. 6 April 2022 is the scheduled date when all fault-based divorce will be...

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A time for giving?

A time for giving?

The biggest penalty yet for a conviction under the Bribery Act is a reminder to be abreast of the legislation during the Christmas corporate gifting season. Companies and customers are set to miss another year of Christmas parties and corporate entertaining, following...

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The cap on care costs

The cap on care costs

The judicial decision that the will of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh be kept private for the next 90 years highlights that a will generally becomes a public document once probate has been granted, open to be read by anyone with an interest in the estate, highlighting the importance of discussing intentions to avoid later challenges to the estate and to exclude any confidential information.

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Christmas miracle undermines confidence

Christmas miracle undermines confidence

Breach of confidence has been in the headlines with the recent case brought by the Duchess of Sussex against the press for making use of a private letter she had written to her father, but it is equally valuable in preventing misuse of intellectual property by...

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To Sue or Not to Sue?

To Sue or Not to Sue?

Dispute resolution departments of law firms across the country are kept busy by a variety of cases ranging from simple debt claims to consumer issues with products or services, or from neighbour disputes to contested probate claims. Each case involves its own set of...

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Christmas office opening hours

Christmas office opening hours

We would like to wish you a very safe and Merry Christmas and send our best wishes for the New Year. Our offices will close at 1pm on Thursday 23rd December, re-opening on Thursday 30th December. Find out more

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Vulnerable face timebomb by not appointing others to act

Vulnerable face timebomb by not appointing others to act

Professionals working with the elderly and vulnerable are raising concerns over future safeguarding following a dramatic fall in the number of lasting powers of attorneys registered during the coronavirus pandemic. Figures from the Office of the Public Guardian, the...

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