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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Leading law firm announces qualification of another trainee solicitor

A leading North Wales law firm with a long held reputation for its excellent training programme has announced the qualification of another trainee solicitor.

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What are an employer’s responsibilities regarding other than statutory leave?

Q: I have a small business I want to expand. Currently only family members work for me and what bothers me about expansion is employee rights, particularly when it comes to taking on someone who might get pregnant. Apart from the usual holidays, can you outline what other rights to leave my employees may have ?

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Q&A - My ex keeps ignoring Court Order saying my son can spend Xmas with me.

Q: My ex-wife took our son to stay with her parents in Scotland at Christmas, despite the family court issuing an Order when we divorced which said he should spend alternate years with me. This happens every year. She just blatantly breaks the Court Order and gets away with it. What can I do?

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Q&A - My ex is delaying divorce settlement so my father will die first and I will inherit

Q: I am sure my ex-wife is refusing to settle the financial side of our divorce because she knows my father suffers ill health and she thinks if she hangs things out until he dies I will inherit from him and she will get a share. What can I do?

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Q&A - Would we own the hardware, software and systems of a bespoke IT package?

Q: My business is going so well that after just two years we are expanding and moving to new premises in two different locations. We are also investing in a new, linked computer system which will be supplied and maintained by an IT consultancy. The guarantees and ownership of our current off-the-shelf machines were straightforward but as we will be purchasing hardware, software and a bespoke system this time, can you clarify that we will own everything?

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Q&A - If I divorce my husband am I entitled to some of his redundancy money?

Q: My husband and I are not getting along for several reasons and I am considering divorce. He was made redundant recently and I know he received a good redundancy package but he is being secretive. He has told me it is nothing to do with me. Is he right? 

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New Probate Solicitor for leading Wrexham private client team

Leading North Wales law firm GHP Legal has announced the appointment of a new Probate Solicitor to the Private Client team at its Wrexham head office.

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Q&A - If my girlfriend moved in with me, could she make any claim on my house?

Q: My girlfriend came to stay over Christmas and we got on so well that I am tempted to ask her to move in with me. We haven’t however known each other long and I am worried what would happen if the relationship didn’t work out long term. Could she make a claim on my house?

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Q&A - If my name is on our son’s birth certificate would I have equal rights to him?

Q My ex and I had a very stormy relationship right from the beginning and she ended our relationship after finding out she was pregnant, even though that was not what I wanted. Despite us no longer being together I vowed I would stand by her and the baby. Now he has been born I want more than ever to be part of his life when he is growing up, but my ex is refusing to put me on his birth certificate because she has been told we will have to share our time with him equally. Is this correct?

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Q&A - My husband took another woman to his work's party, can I divorce him?

Q: Over Christmas I found out my husband had taken another woman to his work’s party after telling me that wives and partners were not invited. He stayed out all night, at a mate’s house, he says, but I don’t believe him. I am completely distraught and I have told him I want a divorce but he says I can’t divorce him because he didn’t sleep with this woman. Is this true?

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