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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...

When to instruct a solicitor to collect a business debt

When to instruct a solicitor to collect a business debt

According to the Federation of Small Businesses, approximately 50,000 commercial enterprises are forced to close their doors each year due to the late payment of debts. This is a grim statistic that highlights the real problem businesses face when money owed to them...

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How to make sure you get your deposit back as a student.

How to make sure you get your deposit back as a student.

With the start of a new academic year fast approaching for many students, it is also the start of a new tenancy agreement. Although you’ve likely just paid your deposit, it is important to take steps from the start to ensure the full deposit will be returned to you...

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Could your business benefit from a business angel?

Could your business benefit from a business angel?

Early-stage businesses often struggle to secure cost-effective funding, but sometimes funding alone is not enough to help them thrive, especially when expertise is critical to success. A business angel can provide both, and this could be a good solution to explore and...

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What happens if my Business Partner dies?

What happens if my Business Partner dies?

Whether you’re starting a joint venture or in a long-standing Partnership, being certain of the security of your business’ future should be a priority. Here at Wollens we don’t hear enough questions on this, rather statements that partnerships are ‘secure’ through...

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Discrimination – The importance of documenting your processes

Discrimination – The importance of documenting your processes

Discrimination arising from disability happens when an employer treats an employee unfavourably because of ‘something’ arising from their disability and the employer cannot justify the treatment as a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate business aim. In DWP v...

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Facing an investigation for Covid-related business fraud?

Facing an investigation for Covid-related business fraud?

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Government made an unprecedented financial support package available for struggling businesses. Millions of enterprises took advantage of the help on offer, but because of the speed with which the various schemes were...

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What is the Help to Build loan?

What is the Help to Build loan?

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) changes are planned by HMRC to tackle potentially unfair outcomes, incorrect claims, or abuse of the rules relating to mixed use and multiple dwelling purchases.

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Unfair dismissal – A trap for employers to be aware of!

Unfair dismissal – A trap for employers to be aware of!

If an employee wins an unfair dismissal claim, the employment tribunal can award compensation that they consider to be ‘just and equitable’ bearing in mind the employee’s losses. In most cases, there is a statutory limit on the amount of compensation that can be...

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Sickness absence – New rules on who can sign fit notes

Sickness absence – New rules on who can sign fit notes

New regulations have been put before Parliament which change the rules on who can sign employees off sick from work. Usually the work of a GP, and limited currently to doctors, the new rules allow other healthcare professionals to provide employees with fit notes for...

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