Q: My brother moved in with our father after he divorced. Ten years on he is still there, claiming he has stayed because our father is lonely. I am sure he has stayed for purely selfish reasons though. He lives there for free because dad feels sorry for him and he tries to influence dad with his hard luck stories, probably in the hope that dad will favour him over me in his Will.Read more
Q: I am a professional photographer. I was recently commissioned to take a family portrait and my customer was delighted with the result. As I often do, I later put a copy of the portrait on my website to show potential customers visiting the site what I can do. My customer has now contacted me and complained they are unhappy about this. Although I have taken the photograph off the website because I don’t want to upset them, I always thought that copyright remained with the photographer who could then do what he wished with the image. Am I wrong?Read more
Q: In 2012 I obtained a Court Order for my children to spend time with me every weekend but my former partner has now stopped me seeing them. I have heard a lot in the press recently about mediation. Could this help me to get access to my children restored?Read more
Q. For the last ten years I have hardly seen my daughter who is an alcoholic. I have tried to offer her help but she has lied to me and stolen from me. She lives with her partner and 6-year old son. Her partner is also an alcoholic and I have heard that the Local Authority is involved with the family because they believe my grandson is not being cared for appropriately. I would be prepared to care for my grandson what steps should I take to ensure he is not placed in foster care?Read more
A legal secretary from Wrexham has urged others in the town to give blood after receiving a certificate from the National Blood Service to mark her 25th blood donation.Read more
One of the area’s largest law firms has announced the qualification of another trainee solicitor.Read more
Q&A - Psychiatrist ignored warning signs that my partner was contemplating suicide. Can I bring a claim against him?
Q: Last year my partner was referred to an NHS psychiatrist after a failed suicide attempt. For a while he seemed happier, but in February I found him looking at suicide websites on the internet. He wasn’t due to see the psychiatrist for another month so I made an appointment with him for myself because I was so worried. The psychiatrist was very dismissive and said he would ‘have a word’ with my partner about it at his next appointment. Sadly the next appointment did not happen as my partner hung himself a week later. Could I pursue a claim based on professional negligence?Read more