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News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A - Is it true that I can’t cut down a dangerous tree in my own garden?

Q. I have a tree in my garden which is now about 30ft high and continuing to grow at an angle towards my garage roof. I told my neighbour that I wanted to cut the tree down as it was going to cause problems but she said that because we live in a Tree Conservation area I cannot touch it and if I do she will report me to the Council. The tree is not subject to a Tree Preservation Order, it is on my own property and I think it is unsafe to leave it any longer as it could easily fall on my garage if we have many more high winds. What can I do?

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North Wales law firm appoints another Welsh speaking Solicitor

A leading North Wales law firm has appointed another Welsh speaking Solicitor to the private client department at its Wrexham head office.

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Q&A - Is two and a half years’ separation, sufficient grounds for divorce?

Q: Just over two and a half years ago I moved out of the marital home when my wife and I agreed that we no longer loved each other and had no future together. Neither of us had anyone else on the side-lines and we didn’t even discuss divorce. However, I recently met someone I really like and we are discussing a future together. I would like to be in a position to ask her to marry me, so I want to apply for a divorce from my wife. Do I have a satisfactory reason to apply?

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Local lawyer praises media for raising awareness of Mental Health issues

Mental health lawyers from one of the area’s top law firms have praised the huge amount of publicity being generated by the media across England and Wales in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 16-22 May 2016.

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Q&A - Ex-partner has paid no maintenance for our children in 2 years. What can I do?

Q: My ex-partner and I separated over 2 years ago and our two children have lived with me ever since. He has not paid any maintenance for the children and whenever I try to discuss it with him we always end up arguing and cannot agree.

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Q&A - My husband had sex with his male friend. Can I divorce him for adultery?

Q: I have found out my husband has been sleeping with his male friend from work. He says they have been secretly meeting for 10 months, having sex in his car and occasionally in our marital bed. Can I divorce him for adultery and what will happen?

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New solicitor appointed to act for Chirk and Llangollen residents

One of the area’s leading law firms has appointed a new solicitor to advise private clients in the Chirk and Llangollen area.

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Q&A - How can I get my ex to reduce house price to encourage a sale?

Q: My ex-partner and I split up more than a year ago after living together for six years. It was all very amicable and I agreed to move out and let her stay in the house we jointly own, until it was sold. The house went on the market straight away and I went into rented accommodation.

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Q&A - Undetected delivery complications caused my son’s brain damage. Can I claim compensation for him?

Q:  Nearly 3 years ago I was expecting my first child. I went into labour nearly 2 months early and during labour my umbilical cord became wrapped around my baby's neck. This was not picked up quickly enough and the doctor took 30 minutes to unwrap the cord in delivery. As a result of the lack of oxygen my son suffered permanent brain damage and he has now been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. However, because he is so young the doctors are not able to tell me how his disability will affect him in the long term. I have been advised that the brain damage could mean he may be autistic too. I am concerned that he will probably need specialist care and support throughout his life. Can I make any claim for my son?

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Q&A - What are the new Inheritance Tax changes and when will they take place?

Q:  I have heard that the rates of inheritance tax are going to change in the near future and when it happens I will be able to leave up to £1 million to my family tax free. Is this true and if so when is it going to happen?

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