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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...

Planning your legacy through charitable giving in your will

Planning your legacy through charitable giving in your will

There are many reasons why someone might choose to leave money to charity in their will. Tax planning may be a key incentive, or it could be due to a lack of close family members. Some may simply wish to create a longer lasting personal legacy or they might have...

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Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

With summer just around the corner, many people are planning to make changes to their gardens. Some changes might be extensive, including decking, a garden office, fences or a total landscaping overhaul. While you generally won’t need permission to plant your...

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Japanese Knotweed when buying and selling a house

Japanese Knotweed when buying and selling a house

When buying or selling a house, there are various checks that need to be undertaken. These include structural surveys, checks on utilities and examination of the legal title for rights and covenants. A more abstract and unusual part of a property transaction relates...

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Setting up in business as a partnership

Setting up in business as a partnership

Setting up a new business is an exciting time, and there are a thousand things to think about, but if you are launching your new venture with one or more other colleagues it is imperative to decide in advance how you are going to structure it legally. One popular...

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New Tax Year – Key changes for 2022 you need to know about

New Tax Year – Key changes for 2022 you need to know about

Almost a month into the new tax year, we are reminded that 2022/23 may be particularly tough on our finances. It is essential to look ahead and be prepared for changes to the law and how these might affect your tax and other financial circumstances. In this article,...

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Employment & Business Club takes to the road again in 2022!

Employment & Business Club takes to the road again in 2022!

Expert advice in the ever-changing world of business is being offered by our specialists at Wollens. The Wollens Employment and Business Club has proved to be very popular with businesses of all sizes and is now back for 2022. Following two years of on online events...

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Restrictive covenants and development sites

Restrictive covenants and development sites

Even the most promising development can be knocked off course if the land is subject to a restrictive covenant.  Restrictions of this sort can prevent land being built on or being used for specific purposes for many years, even if the development has planning...

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Commuting upstairs?

Commuting upstairs?

The Government’s Living with Covid strategy removed one of the final hurdles towards a return to full-time office working, but many are expected to continue working from home under the new regime. The potential of reduced property costs combined with positive feedback...

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P&O Ferries mass redundancies – what is the legal view ?

P&O Ferries mass redundancies – what is the legal view ?

Last week it was announced that P&O Ferries LTD had made mass redundancies across their crewing team, leaving 800 employees without work. This announcement was made by live video call to all 800 individuals, with no apparent consultation process having been...

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