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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...

Christmas office opening hours

Christmas office opening hours

We would like to wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!     Christmas opening hours 2021   Thursday 23rd December                            9am – 1pm Friday 24th December                                CLOSED Monday 27th...

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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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Commercial property considerations for damage by insured risks

Commercial property considerations for damage by insured risks

Commercial landlords rely on insurance to cover the cost of repairing damage to their investment property beyond normal wear and tear, and business tenants expect a rent holiday if they cannot use their premises.  Many commercial landlords and tenants, whose premises...

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Charlotte McGregor joins Exeter Chamber Board

Charlotte McGregor joins Exeter Chamber Board

Exeter Chamber held their annual general meeting at Exeter College on Monday 8th November, where two new board directors were officially appointed. Patrick Tigwell of Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants replaces Laura Seaward as Treasurer and Wollens partner,...

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Shining a light on secret and half secret trusts

Shining a light on secret and half secret trusts

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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Changing Your Childs Name

Changing Your Childs Name

A child’s name can be changed with the written consent of everyone with parental responsibility. A person with parental responsibility has a legal responsibility to look after a child and make important decisions on their behalf, such as medical decisions.  ...

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Commercial specialist Emma Reed joins Wollens

Commercial specialist Emma Reed joins Wollens

Chris Hart, Wollens Chief Executive and Emma Reed, Partner.  Wollens are delighted to welcome Partner and Solicitor Emma Reed to the Commercial department. An established, successful, and diligent lawyer, Emma will work with Wollens clients in all aspects of...

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Celebrating fifty years in the profession!

Celebrating fifty years in the profession!

Well known Wollens Solicitor Michael Cosgrave is celebrating 50 years since he was admitted to the profession way back in 1971. This milestone fell on 1st November and the 2nd January 2022 marks the anniversary whereby Michael will have been working with Wollens for...

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Managing financial affairs under a lasting power of attorney

Managing financial affairs under a lasting power of attorney

Making a lasting power of attorney for your finances is an important part of lifetime legal planning, especially if you have built up a portfolio of assets and investments which require regular management. While this legal authority needs to be set up well in advance...

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Four new partners appointed at Wollens

Wollens are pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners who are based in multi locations across the region. The promotions are all from within the firms existing teams and each strengthen their departments structure. Chris Hart, Chief Executive said; “We...

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