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We’re more than just lawyers, we aim always to add commercial value for our clients as well. We understand the challenges you face from both a legal and business perspective.

We become a true partner – on your wavelength, speaking your language and with our fingers on the pulse. We keep things practical and simple to help you make good decisions quickly, so you can grasp opportunities and ensure your future success.

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Business First by Wollens

In this month’s issue of Business First, we’ve covered a broad range of topics including home working, commercial law, people management, marketing and much more.  Download your copy of Business First here

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{Emma Reed always goes above and beyond, providing creative solutions with clarity in difficult circumstances.
{Dominic Hollingsworth is very knowledgeable, provides challenge, and always looks for the best solution for clients.
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{They are approachable, knowledgeable, have great strength in depth and offer a strong client service.
{The team are very versatile and able to take on all aspects of our work. The team we deal with are an all female team, which we like in terms of diversity, headed up by partner Emma Reed who is excellent.
{Hayley Green is fantastic, offers a great personal, individual approach and treatment to the client. Very knowledgeable, professional and helpful on every occasion.
{Dominic Hollingsworth is a corporate solicitor that every firm would like to have working at their practice.
{They are a forward-thinking firm.

Company & commercial services



IP, IT & E-commerce

Renewable energy

Technology & innovation

Leisure & tourism

Licensing & gaming

Marine law

State aid, funding & procurement

Agency, distribution & franchising

Restructuring, reorganisations & demergers

Mergers & acquisitions 

Management buy-in/buy-out

Joint ventures

Private equity


Company formations

Corporate governance & compliance

Shareholders agreements & disputes

Terms & conditions of business

Business interruption insurance claims

Commercial contracts

Partnership & LLP matters

Sports Law

Company & commercial news

Wollens strengthens North Devon presence with expansion of Dispute Resolution Team.

Wollens strengthens North Devon presence with expansion of Dispute Resolution Team.

Wollens is delighted to expand its Dispute Resolution services, adding strength to the team – particularly in the North Devon area. 

Wollens’ North Devon base is at Roundswell, Barnstaple which is easily accessible from the A39 and Barnstaple town centre.  In light of the firm’s successes in Exeter, South Devon and wider afield, and to bolster the broad range of services that Wollens provides across the North Devon region, Wollens is proud to announce the opening of our North Devon Dispute Resolution Hub.

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Wollens win national ESG initiative award!

Wollens win national ESG initiative award!

Wollens were delighted to be awarded the ESG Initiative Award at the LawNet Ltd annual awards.

At Wollens we believe that sustainability is fundamental to the long-term success of our business and the communities we are a part of.  We actively engage and demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. There were two specific identifiers which helped us prioritise ESG as firm. The first was the 2050 net zero target set by the government, and secondly the feedback from our staff survey which indicated that this was an issue for many of them.  

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The Workers Act 2023: A Shift Towards Predictable Work

The Workers Act 2023: A Shift Towards Predictable Work

The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 recently received Royal Assent and is scheduled to be implemented in September 2024.This legislation introduces a new statutory right for workers to request a predictable work pattern if they meet certain criteria. The aim is to give workers (for example those on zero-hour contracts or agency workers) greater control over the predictability of their working patterns.

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Mission Unbreakable : Mission Complete !

Mission Unbreakable : Mission Complete !

Wollens is delighted to secure a number of rankings within the prestigious Legal 500 directory 2024 edition. The Team Wollens were part of the 700 brave souls who competed in the North Devon Hospice Mission Unbreakable challenge, ditching their cozy Sunday at home, the teams took to the fields, mud and obstacles.

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No big bonfire for holiday regulations

No big bonfire for holiday regulations

The government is looking to harmonise EU and domestic regulations around the calculation of holiday pay and also to enable a process for paying rolled-up holiday pay, and employers need to be prepared for change.

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