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Welcome to our News & Resources page. Here you can find legal updates, frequently asked questions (FAQs), blogs, articles written by our lawyers designed to help you, and other information from our team.

Legal Articles - Written By Our Lawyers

Our solicitors have written legal articles on a handful of subjects across all of our areas of practice, that we hope you will find useful. We update our Legal Articles page with helpful information and tips on a regular basis.

For more information on any of issues covered in our articles, please contact us on 01483 744900 or at wds@wdavies.com.

You can also visit our Services page for details of our areas of practice.

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Homebuyers at risk of email fraud – how to protect yourself when buying property

Posted on 8th August 2017 by Maureen Ross in Property

Howard Mollett’s life savings of £67,000 were stolen, when fraudsters hacked into emails sent between him and his conveyancing solicitor. Continue reading


10 Things to do in Woking

Posted on 20th February 2017 by Helen Cohen in General

W Davies Solicitors have been supporting the community of Woking, Surrey and the surrounding area since 1909.

We’re delighted to present our very own infographic for things to do in Woking:

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How to protect your property from fraud

Posted on 3rd February 2017 by Mary Groves in Property

There have been a number of high profile cases in the Courts recently concerning property frauds where fraudsters posing as the owners of empty properties have succeeded in “selling” the property Continue reading


Frequently Asked Questions: Wills

Posted on 28th November 2016 by Lisa Fay in Wills, Trusts & Probate

Our Wills specialist Lisa Fay gets asked questions about wills on a daily basis.

Here, we’ve summarised some of the most popular questions for you.

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The myth of the quickie divorce: How long does divorce really take?

Posted on 27th November 2016 by June Reid in Family Law

You often read in the press that some celebrity has been granted a “quickie divorce”.

This is a myth.

There is no such thing as a “quickie divorce” granted in seconds.

In order to obtain a divorce in England, there is a set procedure to follow:

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What is a Deputyship?

Posted on 10th August 2016 by Lisa Fay in Wills, Trusts & Probate

A Deputyship Order is an Order of the Court of Protection. It appoints a person or persons to deal with the affairs of a “Patient” who has lost mental capacity to deal with their own affairs. A Deputyship Order can be made in respect of property & financial affairs and/or health & welfare, though the latter is less common.

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Failure to Pay Child Maintenance Set to Affect the Credit Rating of Non-payers

Posted on 21st January 2015 by June Reid in Family Law

From March 2015 (subject to Parliamentary approval), the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and Child Support Agency (CSA) will begin sharing certain information about the payment records of their clients with credit reference agencies.

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Can I do my own Divorce?

Posted on 19th February 2016 by June Reid in Family Law

Online and DIY divorces can work for some. If the divorce is amicable, you have no children and there are no financial assets to split, doing your own divorce may seem like a quick, easy and cheap solution. However, be aware and be careful as it is never that simple.

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Sharland & Gohil: Supreme Court Confirms No Tolerance for Non-Disclosure

Posted on 16th October 2015 by June Reid in Family Law

On Wednesday (14th October 2015), the Supreme Court handed down the much awaited judgments in the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil. The wives in both cases were granted the right to challenge their divorce settlements after the Supreme Court unanimously found that their husbands misled the courts in the original hearings.

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Ten Minute Motion on No Fault Divorce in House of Commons

Posted on 1st October 2015 by June Reid in Family Law

On 13th October a Ten Minute Motion on the case for introducing no fault divorce will be debated in the House of Commons. The Motion has been brought by Conservative MP Richard Bacon.

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