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South Devon Office – Our Journey

South Devon Office – Our Journey

Some personal thoughts of Chris Hart, the Chief Executive of Wollens Today sees a very significant day in the history of Wollens, with the opening of the new South Devon hub office in Torquay. The day is hugely exciting in that we are launching an office with...

Coronavirus update regarding offices and meetings

Coronavirus update regarding offices and meetings

Now that the 2nd national lockdown has been concluded and we enter Tier 2 restrictions our offices are open. The current level of restriction means that any client meetings in our offices must be pre-booked with the lawyer dealing with your matter. In addition to...

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Do you own all the land you occupy?

Do you own all the land you occupy?

While the Government consults on its ideas for speeding up and simplifying the planning system, now could be a good time to sort out any problems with land in your commercial property portfolio, so that you are ready to go if a great opportunity comes along. If you...

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Flexible working

Flexible working

A poll by Working Families has collected data which shows that two thirds of employers have noticed an increase in flexible working requests by their male employees. The poll included a small sample of 26 UK employers who were asked how they managed the numerous...

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Important Government Furlough announcement. (Nov 2020)

Important Government Furlough announcement. (Nov 2020)

The Government has announced that employers cannot claim statutory notice periods under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for claim periods starting on or after 1st December 2020. That means, contrary to the aims of the scheme, that employees who intended to make...

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Making or updating your will during Covid -19

Making or updating your will during Covid -19

Wollens Partner and Private Practice Practitioner Charlotte McGregor looks at the current process and immeasurable, helpful changes to legislation. As restrictions continue we (lawyers) are yet again required to think creatively about how to provide the best possible...

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Child Arrangements During Lockdown 2.0

Child Arrangements During Lockdown 2.0

On 31 October 2020 the Prime Minister announced that the country would be moving from the newly introduced tier system to a full lockdown from Thursday 5 November until 2 December. This was due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and the highest number of deaths...

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COVID 19 (Nov 4th update)

COVID 19 (Nov 4th update)

Wollens legal services available throughout Lockdown 2. As a consequence of Government announcement regarding a second lockdown our receptions will remain closed until lockdown is over. However, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home and...

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Furlough 2 – What you need to do before Thursday

Furlough 2 – What you need to do before Thursday

As you cannot have missed, the Government is placing us on a second national lockdown on Thursday (5th November). That has triggered panic across the economy as businesses prepare for this new challenge at very short notice. However, on a practical level, what do you...

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